Indiana Horse Racing Commission Chairman Thomas Weatherwax is promising to turn the tide on the industry, even as horse racing struggles across the country.
The commission voted 4-0 to dismiss Joe Gorajec, who had held the post since the state legalized parimutuel wagering 25 years ago.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is holding an unusual weekend meeting, where it is expected to dismiss Joe Gorajec, its executive director since 1990.
Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.
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.
Lawmakers have approved a deal to allow Indiana's riverboat casinos to build on-land facilities, but live dealers won't be working table games anytime soon at the state's two horse track 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.
Centaur Gaming plans to release an annual report this week that plays up its charitable contributions and tax payments as state senators debate whether to allow the company to add live dealers at its central Indiana racetrack casinos.
The bill allows riverboat casinos to build on their existing land footprints, creates a tax credit for existing casinos to build hotels, and gives racinos the ability to convert half of their electronic table game machines to live dealing stations.
House Bill 1270 would allow horse racing fans to bet on their favorite horses from their personal phones or computers.
State lawmakers are advancing a measure that allows Hoosiers to legally place bets on horse racing from their computers or phones.
A legislative committee has endorsed a proposal to allow Indiana's riverboat casinos to move inland. It also would allow live dealers for table games at Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand in Shelbyville.
Proposals aim to help boost Indiana's casinos after they've seen more big declines in revenue in the face of growing competition from neighboring states.
Indiana riverboat gambling operations would be allowed to rebuild on land and horse track casinos could use live dealers for table games under a recommendation approved Thursday by a legislative study committee.
Indiana legislators were lukewarm to assistance for casinos in 2013, but two years of declining revenue and new leadership on the issue could change their minds.