Indiana Land Casino Moves One Step Closer To Approval

It's another step forward for a proposal that would permit the state's riverboat casinos to move onto land and allow live dealers for table games at the two horse track casinos near Indianapolis. House members have now advanced that bill to the Senate for consideration, endorsing the live dealers provision despite the apparent opposition of Governor Pence on the grounds that he would consider it an expansion of gambling in the state. Supporters say allowing live dealers will help boost business at the horse tracks and is a key part of a bill to help Indiana's casinos deal with growing competition from surrounding states. The proposal would let the riverboat casinos build new facilities on land near their current sites.