May revenues at Majestic Star's two casinos in Gary dropped a combined 6.4 percent from the previous year, according to the revenue report of the Indiana Gaming Commission.
INDIANAPOLIS | The head of Gary's Majestic Star casinos told state lawmakers Monday it's past time for them to act on legislation giving Indiana's casino industry a fighting chance versus new, out-of-state competition.
The total take at the five Northwest Indiana casinos fared slightly better in March 2013 than in the year-ago-month, according to revenue figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
GARY | Police have new clues in the investigation of the killing of Mary C. Austgen, 76, of St. John, who was found dead of a gunshot wound inside her vehicle parked in the Majestic Star Casino garage March 29.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate on Monday bet millions of dollars belonging to Northwest Indiana counties and cities on the chance that reducing casino tax payments will lead to new casino property developments and improve competition with out-of-state gambling halls.
INDIANAPOLIS | Casino tax revenue paid to Northwest Indiana communities would be cut under legislation amended and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
In what has been termed “new normal” by gaming officials and observers, all five Northwest Indiana casinos saw a combined 9.2 percent decline in January revenues compared with one year ago, according to revenue figures released Friday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, is betting she can make Gary economic development legislation more palatable by rolling her proposal for a land-based casino into another gaming measure moving through the Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee signaled Wednesday that it's ready to help Indiana's gaming industry fight encroaching competition from new casinos in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
Gary's Majestic Star.
INDIANAPOLIS | The latest state revenue forecast projects Indiana tax receipts from riverboat casino bets will decline over the next two years by $41.4 million, a 9 percent drop, due to competition from new casinos in Ohio.
INDIANAPOLIS | After years of opposing Gary's legislative efforts for a land-based casino, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is ready to endorse Gary's latest plan — so long as he gets a second casino for Hammond.
INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate is considering how to help Hoosier casinos fight back against competition from other states, especially Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS | Union casino workers were seen but not heard at Thursday's meeting of the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Members of Chicago-based Unite Here Local 1 will be at the quarterly Indiana Gaming Commission meeting to ask it to prevent local casinos from laying off workers. The entrance to the Majestic Star casinos in Gary is shown.
Majestic Star Casino & Hotel has cut nearly 80 positions in Gary in the last couple weeks as a result of changes in its organizational structure and economic conditions, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday.
A photo of Michael Jackson is displayed as the Gratitude Project, a musical group based in Las Vegas, performs Friday at a dinner in Gary honoring Jackson's mother, Katherine.
When casino claim-to-fames Donald Trump and Don Barden opened their adjacent gaming properties in Gary along Buffington Harbor in June 1996, the two agreed their shared spaces, connected by a common pavilion, need a steakhouse as a shining jewel of dining.
GARY | Four fighters at varying points in their careers converged at the Majestic Star Casino & Hotel on Wednesday morning to promote a pair of upcoming fights that fittingly has earned the name "Crossroads."
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