Fort Wayne’s mayor said he still thinks residents should be able to vote on whether they want the city to have a casino
despite the opposition of other local leaders.
Mayor Tom Henry said the public should be allowed to speak on the
issue. He plans to appear before a state legislative panel studying gambling issues in September or October.
of a Fort Wayne casino on Monday gave that committee a letter against the proposal that was signed by all three Allen County
commissioners and several business leaders.
The state Legislature would need to approve holding a casino referendum.
Henry has proposed only a Fort Wayne referendum, which would leave out as many as 100,000 Allen County residents.
An aide says the county commissioners could seek a countywide referendum.