Attorneys for the owners of the Whistle Stop Inn and the Thirsty Turtle argued before the court Monday that the city shouldn't be allowed to ban smoking at bars that don't offer gambling when it allows smoking at off-track betting facilities.
Tribal Chairman John Warren said the law specifying the process for the state to enter into a compact violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act because it includes stipulations on what the compact must include.
Indiana's riverboat casinos will be allowed to build new on-land facilities under a bill that Gov. Mike Pence will allow to become law without his signature. But Pence vetoed a bill that would have allowed online betting on horses.
Indiana lawmakers were grappling Wednesday over where to make cuts in the new state budget with little more than a week remaining in the legislative session while also debating what steps should be taken to help struggling casinos.
The question of whether the two horse track casinos in central Indiana will be allowed to add live dealers for their current electronic table games remained unsettled Monday with little more than a week left in this year's legislative session.
The Senate bill, which passed 36-13, doesn’t allow live dealers to oversee table games at the state’s horse track-based casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville, at least not for five years. And that could be a deal-breaker in the House.