INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation that allows one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute and the other to move inland while permitting sports wagering has cleared the Indiana Senate and is headed to the House.
The Senate approved the bill 38-11 on Tuesday.
Under the bill's sports gambling provision, any of the state's casinos, racinos or satellite locations could apply to offer sports betting.
Sponsor Republican Sen. Mark Messmer of Jasper says the measure is "a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset the casino industry in Indiana."
It's unclear how the bill will fare in the House. Speaker Brian Bosma said Tuesday it represents a major expansion of gambling in the state and that some members of his caucus oppose all gambling bills.
- Gambling bills clears Indiana Senate, heads to House
- Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill
- Cursive writing bill approved by Indiana Senate
- Indiana lawmakers move forward on legal sports gambling
- Talks planned for expanded gambling at Indiana tribal casino
- Non-consensual pornography bill heading to state senate
- Indiana's Young to head Senate Republican campaign wing
- Indiana Senate approves carryout Sunday alcohol sales bill
- Indiana Senate removes list of biases from hate crimes bill
- Indiana Senate approves stripped-down hate crimes bill