Indiana passes deal allowing tribal casino to expand offering

The casino has been limited to offering only electronic games since it opened in 2018.
The casino has been limited to offering only electronic games since it opened in 2018.

Legislators in Indiana have approved a deal that will allow the Four Winds South Bend tribal casino in South Bend to offer live table games and sports betting.

U.S.- Legislators in Indiana have approved a deal that lets the Four Winds South Bend tribal casino in South Bend expand into sports betting and live table games, becoming a full competitor for the state’s other casinos.

The agreement was signed by Governor Eric Holcomb and the Dowagiac, Michigan-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in January.

Since its opening in 2018, the Four Winds South Bend Casino has only been allowed to offer electronic games. Now it will be able to offer more options, including live table games such as blackjack and roulette and sports betting.

The new 20-year agreement prohibits the state from allowing more casinos in the northern and northwestern Indiana area.

While Indiana’s 13 state-licensed casinos must pay a 25 per cent tax rate, the tribal casino will only be required to pay 8 per cent from slots plus its existing 2 per cent payments to the city of South Bend.

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