In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the latest information which has come to us concerning the proposed gambling in Indiana. On Wednesday, the major gambling bill at Indiana Legislation cleared its first hurdle after the Senate Public Policy Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 552, which would allow to casinos in Gary to relocate. This could be followed by horse-track casinos offering live table games from 2021. Let’s take a look.
If you’ve been following the latest online gambling news, you’ll see that the US Supreme Court lifted a federal ban on gambling outside of the state of Nevada. Since then, there’s been quite a number of states who have since legalized sports betting and online gambling. It is expected this year that another dose of states will become involved with the new legislation allowing states to vote and decide if they want to bring sports betting and gambling into their borders.
Gambling in Indiana Takes Step Forward
The bill would also allow casinos to offer sports wagering, in person or via smart devices for already registered customers. The Indiana Gaming Commission would decide which pro or college sports, or events are eligible for bets. The only sports explicitly off-limits are high school games and professional e-sports
Indiana State Senator, Mike Young, spoke on his thoughts of whether this bill will ultimately become a law.
“I believe this bill will pass the Senate,”
“How it would pass in the House, I’m not sure.”
Young went on to point out that another factor for the bill to pass is for other casinos to show interest in their plan.
“My understanding is that they’re trying to work something out with communities that are potentially going to lose revenue,”
“For example, the horse race industry gets certain monies from the casinos, and if they lose that, they’ll be short on money. So I think the Terre Haute casino would potentially make up some of the shortfall there.”
“There are other casinos that might be losing money because of having live gambling at the casinos,”
’And they might not be in favor of the bill.”
Senator Young finished on the fact that the possibility existed that legislators who represent casinos in the areas that stand to lose revenue could potentially be a roadblock to making the bill law.
We will be keeping a close eye on the matter and keep you up to date on the proposed gambling in Indiana situation.