Indiana has one Native American casino, Four Winds Casino, located in South Bend. All other casinos are state-licensed.
One of the state-licensed casinos, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, will be branded and managed by Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
A second state-licensed casino will also be managed by Hard Rock International. That casino will be Rocksino Terre Haute opening in 2022.
A new gaming law effective July 1, 2019 legalizes sports betting at casinos and mobile devices, allows live-dealer table games at racetracks, and authorizes construction of two new casinos, one in Gary and the other in Terre Haute.
When the state legislature approved land-based casinos in 2015, it included a provision to approve an Indian casino in South Bend.
In April 2016 the South Bend city government approved a deal with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to build a $400 million casino in their town. An environment impact report was finished for federal review and accepted.
The key milestone to proceed with this casino project came in November 2016 when the Bureau Of Indian Affairs gave its approval. Their decision transfered 166 acres of Pokagon Band land into federal trust under the U.S. Interior Department and included federal approval to build a Class II gaming casino.
The federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) defines Class II gaming as gambling played against other players only and not the house. This includes electronic slot machines that play against other players. Slot machines that play against the house are Class III gaming.
For Class III gaming the Pokagon Band must negotiate a gaming compact with the State defining specific casino games and the money the casino will pay to the state. Federal review and approval of the compact is required.
The Pokagon Band has named their casino "Four Winds Casino South Bend". It is the first Native American casino in Indiana.
FOUR WINDS CASINO SOUTH BEND
Opened Jan 16, 2018
Ind. 23 and U.S. 31
South Bend, IN
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June 16, 2020
Most of the casinos in Indiana reopened yesterday including the Four Winds Casino Sout Bend. Each casino has new health and sanitation guidelines are in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. This follows months of shutdowns due to the virus.
September 5, 2019
Indiana sports betting was launched at noon Sunday September 1. Only in-person betting at licensed locations are accepted at this time. Online and mobile betting will be available later in the football season.
The first three locations to accept sports wagers were Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Hollywood Casino, and Indiana Grand. These casinos will soon be joined by five more licensed locations:
Sep 3 - Winner's Circle OTB in Indianapolis, IN
Sep 4 - Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, IN
Sep 5 - Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN
Sep 6 - French Lick Casino in French Lick, IN
Sep 9 - Belterra Casino in Florence, IN
Addition locations have been licensed will launch soon although their dates have not been announced.
TBD - Harrah's Hoosier Park in Anderson
TBD - Horseshoe Southern Casino in Elizabeth
TBD - Rising Star Casino in Rising Star
TBD - Tropicana Evansville in Evansville
TBD - Winner's Circle OTB in Clarksville
TBD - Winner's Circle OTB in New Haven
Four Winds Casino in South Bend cannot offer sports betting at this time because it requires a new tribe-state gaming compact. The state is considering a request from the casino to begin negotiations for a new compact.
May 8, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation authorizes sports betting including online gambling, liv-dealer table games at racetracks and construction of new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute.
Indiana is the ninth state to allow sports betting and the third this year. The first sports betting could start as soon as September 1. Minimum betting age is 21. Mobile devices that register with an state-licensed casino can place online bets.
Live-dealer table games will now be allowed at Harrah's Hoosier Park northeast of Indianapolis and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
The law allows Spectacle Entertainment, which owns two casino licenses in Gary, to replace the Majestic Star Casino on Lake Michigan with a $300 million casino along the Interstate 80/94 corridor in Gary. The second license would be returned to the state and issued for construction of a new casino in Terre Haute.
April 24, 2019
The Indiana Senate and House both voted today in favor on a new gaming agreement that will that will bring major changes to the state.
The Indiana Gaming Commission will set up rules for using professional sports data in sports betting. Mobile sports betting are approved for anyone 21 years or older. Players must register at a licensed gaming location or a state-approved online website.
LIVE GAMING AT RACINOS
Live dealers will be allowed at Harrah's Hoosier Park northeast of Indianapolis and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
TERRE HAUTE CASINO
One of the two Gary casino licenses owned by Spectacle Entertainment will be transferred to Vigo County if a voter referendum approves the move. Applicants for building a Terra Haute casino would have to invest $150 million to Vigo County for expenses and related amenities. The new casino will receive $40 million in tax credits over the first five years.
The Senate vote in favor of the legislation was 37-12 and the House was 59-36. The bill is now waiting for Gov. Eric Holcomb's signature.
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