INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Legislation that allows one of Garyís casinos to move to Terre Haute and the
other to move inland while permitting sports wagering has cleared the
Indiana Senate and is headed to the House.
The Senate approved
the bill 38-11 on Tuesday.
Under the billís
sports gambling provision, any of the stateís casinos, racinos or satellite
locations could apply to offer sports betting.
Sen. Mark Messmer of Jasper says the measure is ďa once-in-a-generation
opportunity to reset the casino industry in Indiana.Ē
Itís unclear how
the bill will fare in the House. Speaker Brian Bosma said Tuesday it
represents a major expansion of gambling in the state and that some members
of his caucus oppose all gambling bills.