Indiana Tracks Could Get Live Casino Dealers This Year, Sports Betting In 2020

by | 02.11.2019 | 12:10pm

A bill moving through Indiana's legislature would allow the racinos Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park to offer table games with live dealers this year and sports betting across the state in 2020.

The potential developments are part of a measure passed by a state Senate committee last week which would overhaul Indiana's gambling industry.

Another element of the bill includes relocating a pair of riverboat casinos in Gary to on-land sites, one in Gary and the other potentially in Terre Haute.

Currently, the casinos at Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park, tracks purchased last year by Caesars Entertainment, can only offer electronic games. Live dealers are expected to generate more revenue.

Under the legislation, sports betting would be allowed in person or online starting next year, pending approval by the Indiana Gaming Commission. The Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis Motor Speedway both expressed support for the bill.

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