-- An Indiana House panel has made significant changes to a gambling bill
that would allow one of Garyís casinos to move to Terre Haute.
The House Public
Policy Committee voted 12-0 Wednesday to advance the amended legislation to
the House Ways and Means Committee.
changes include tough new requirements for Spectacle Entertainmentís plans
to move one of its two Majestic Star casinos in Gary to Terre Haute and
shift its second casino from Lake Michigan to an inland Gary location.
The changes would
mean Spectacle Entertainment would be permitted to move that casino to an
inland Gary location only if it pays the Indiana Gaming Commission $100
million, and gives up its second casino license. That license would then be
auctioned off for a casino in Terre Haute.