A hearing for Lucy Luck Gaming’s complaint against the Indiana Gaming Commission has been put back to February 17.
US.- A month after the Indiana Gaming Commission granted the Vigo County casino licence to Churchill Downs, Lucy Luck, the original licensee is still hoping to appeal the commission’s decision to deny its licence renewal.
In June, the commission issued an order declaring Lucy Luck ineligible for renewal of its Vigo County casino owner’s licence. The commission said a qualified executive team had not been established and that Lucy Luck’s financing was incomplete. Elizabeth Gamboa, an administrative law judge, later stayed the non-renewal order.
In early November, the Gaming Commission rejected a settlement proposal from Lucy Luck Gaming. In that proposal, Lucy Luck asked that the state renew its Vigo County casino licence and allow it to pay minority investors per redemption agreements. It also asked that Hard Rock be allowed to take over Lucy Luck Gaming.
On November 17, the Gaming Commission, in a 7-0 vote, declared it would grant the Vigo County casino licence to Churchill Downs for it to build and operate the Queen of Terre Haute casino.
A hearing was scheduled for Thursday but it’s now been pushed back to February 17.
Gamboa said in an order: “The parties represent that additional time is needed to work toward a settlement in this matter.”