The new charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison if John Keeler is convicted. He already was facing up to 20 years in prison in connection with alleged campaign finance violations.
A lawsuit that once imperiled operations at Northwest Indiana's newest gaming destination —Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana — has been dismissed.
The lawmakers are threatening to take action to block the Indiana Gaming Commission from inquiring into the personal and financial ties of investors in privately-held casino companies.
The Indiana Gaming Commission's decision to restart the licensing process for the Terre Haute casino could end up costing the city of Gary approximately $5 million.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a Lake Circuit Court ruling that held the new Gary casino did not own a 10-foot-wide-by-165-foot-deep strip of land running through its parking lot.
"The fundamental basics of a casino company are not present," said Sara Tait, Indiana Gaming Commission executive director, in describing Spectacle Entertainment, parent company of Gary's Hard Rock Casino.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has the authority to require shareholders in the parent company of the Hard Rock Casino in Gary to disclose extensive information about their backgrounds and finances.
Spectacle Entertainment has sent a letter to investors in the Gary casino asking whether they intend to submit the extensive financial and background information demanded by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Hard Rock International has agreed to develop and manage a "Rocksino" casino in Terre Haute, approximately 165 miles south of the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary.
A judge is likely to decide next month whether to halt a state rule requiring shareholders in the parent company of the Hard Rock Casino be more transparent about their finances and business connections.
The $300 million entertainment destination includes a casino with 1,600 slot machines and 80 table games, five restaurants, a Hard Rock Live performance venue and an on-site sports book and gift shop.
"Public trust requires strict regulation, which demands adequate information and transparency concerning casino ownership and operations," the Indiana Gaming Commission said.
Kay Fleming recently represented the parent company of Gary's Hard Rock Casino at Indiana Gaming Commission meetings focused on removing former Spectacle Entertainment CEO Rod Ratcliff from the industry.
Shareholders in the parent company of the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana are seeking an immediate halt to new state rules requiring greater disclosure of financial records and business interests.
Shareholders in the parent company of the Hard Rock Casino in Gary are bristling at new Indiana Gaming Commission rules requiring more disclosure of their financial records and business interests.
GARY — After serving guests for the past twenty-five years at Buffington Harbor in Gary, Majestic Star Casino permanently closed its doors on …
The Majestic Star Casino located at Buffington Harbor on Lake Michigan is shutting down April 18 to begin the transition to the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana slated to open May 14 in Gary.
An opening date for the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, located adjacent to the Borman Expressway at Burr Street, has not yet been announced. The casino website still lists spring 2021.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has filed paperwork to permanently revoke the occupational gaming license of Rod Ratcliff, a substantial owner of Gary's Majestic Star and Hard Rock casinos.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has directed the parent company of the Majestic Star Casinos to be prepared to operate its two Lake Michigan gaming boats until at least June.
The Indiana Gaming Commission is meeting Wednesday to consider taking unspecified action on the occupational gaming license of Rod Ratcliff, as well as the casino ownership stakes of Ratcliff and John Keeler.
A court ruled Thursday that a company affiliated with Hard Rock Casino owner Spectacle Entertainment failed to follow the proper procedures to acquire a tiny slice of the 30-acre casino site in Gary.
An unprecedented three-month shutdown of Indiana's casinos to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 led to record job losses this year and millions of dollars in lost casino revenue.
The investigation of alleged misdeeds now involves more than 10 individuals associated with Spectacle Entertainment, or predecessor company Centaur Gaming, and goes beyond campaign finance violations.