INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana regulators have approved allowing the move of a casino from along
Lake Michigan to an on-land location in Gary.
The Indiana Gaming
Commissionís vote on Wednesday will let Indianapolis-based Spectacle
Entertainment proceed with plans for building the new Hard Rock Casino on
currently vacant land along Interstate 80/94, with the aim of opening on
Dec. 31, 2020.
The action sets in
motion state law provisions allowing a new casino in Terre Haute. Vigo
County voters will decide in a November referendum whether to let that plan
Spectacle and Full
House Resorts, which owns the Rising Star Casino in southeastern Indiana,
have expressed interest in building the Terre Haute casino. Gaming
commission director Sara Gonso Tait says no applications have been submitted
yet. The deadline is Dec. 1.