Horse track slots slow Belterra casino expansion

A 250-guest room, $45 million expansion of the Belterra Casino in southeastern Indiana has been postponed indefinitely by parent Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., the Las Vegas company said today.

The move was driven by legislation passed in the General Assembly authorizing 2,000 slot machines at Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, both of which are horse race tracks. Belterra is the third-largest market for the Las Vegas company.

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