Voters to decide on Indiana casino in November

Vigo County locals will vote whether they want a new Indiana casino to open in Terre Haute in a November referendum.

US.- A new Indiana casino may arrive in Terre Haute, but there are still some steps ahead. The most important is a referendum, set to take place next November to assess the proposal’s acceptance.

Vigo County voters will voice their opinion in a ballot during the municipal election.

“We’ve had so many jobs taken away, and it will be great to have something here locally again that will employ a lot of people and put money back in some folks pockets,” Vigo County Chief Deputy Clerk Leanna Moore says.

Lawmakers have already passed the bill and Governor Eric Holcomb signed it. That allows a gambling expansion in the state after a decade of the same offering, but voters must approve it.

Sports betting legalisation

Indiana sports betting will soon launch after lawmakers approved a gambling expansion bill in the state. Not only will the segment be legal, but also new casinos will open in Terre Haute and Gary.

Both the House and the Senate voted to support the proposal. They reached an agreement after adding payments to Evansville and three northwestern Indiana cities. They expect tax revenue hits from the new casinos competing with those in their communities.

Furthermore, the gambling expansion bill allows horse track casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville to have table games with live dealers.

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