Indiana governor open to gambling expansion

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Holcomb is not opposed to the idea of discussing the development of the industry.

Even if the Terre Haute bill failed to pass the Senate, he said he was open to discussing the idea.

US.- Indiana has always been a state opposed to gambling expansion, but the current governor Eric Holcomb said that even though he’s not endorsing new facilities, he’s not opposed to the idea of discussing the development of the industry.

According to WIBC, Holcomb said that during an interview that he wasn’t a fan of expending gambling, but he was open for discussion since he can’t deny that the industry has been an economic development for some communities in the state. The governor also commented that just like any other business that applies to citizens of Indiana, any adjustment of laws has a significant impact on society, therefore every little thing should be discussed before it impacts.

Last week, the Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee voted on the bill that would’ve allowed Fuller House Resorts Inc to move its operations from Rising Star Casino Resort in Southern Indiana to a new facility in Terre Haute. The voting ended 5-5, which meant that the proponents have to wait until the next legislative session to pursue the approval.