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Indiana casino earnings slip again in June

Indiana casinos won $197.2 million in June, a 7% decrease from May's win of $211.9 million. The state's top-earning casino is Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana with $33.1 million, while Horseshoe Casino in Hammond won 15% less than Hard Rook. The falloff in casino earnings is due to the nation's high inflation rate and the end of various federal COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus programs. Governor Eric Holcomb proposes to return another share of the state budget reserves to Hoosier taxpayers.
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Hard Rock continues sportsbook roll-out with Indiana and Tennessee launches Thursday 8 September 2022 - 10:00 am The Hard Rock Digital arm of Hard Rock International has announced the launch of its online sportsbook product in Indiana and Tennesse...

Hard Rock continues sportsbook roll-out with Indiana and Tennessee launches
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The Hard Rock Digital arm of Hard Rock International has announced the launch of its online sportsbook product in Indiana and Tennesse...

Hard Rock bucks July earnings dip at most other Indiana casinos

Hard Rock earned $36.8 million in July, up 15% from $32.1 million one year ago. Horseshoe Casino earned only $28.2 million, down 20%. In East Chicago, year-over-year win plummeted 22% at Ameristar Casino to $17.6 million for July. In Indiana, casino win for the July was $221. 1 million compared to $229. 8 million last year. The falloff in casino earnings tracks with the nation's high inflation rate and the availability of various federal relief and economic stimulus programs.
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Hard Rock bucks July earnings dip at most other Indiana casinos
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Hard Rock Piles Up $372M In First Year Of Operations In Indiana

Hard Rock's $300 million casino in Gary, Indiana, generated $372 million in first year of operations. The state-best $38.2 million was earned in April. Indiana casinos have generated more than $257 million this year.   The total is $42.6 million more in the first four months of 2021. It's the highest amount since the start of the year in 2010.
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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opens new sportsbook

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opened its new sportsbook this Wednesday at 10 AM. Patrons can place their first wagers on sporting events at the Gary property. Hard Rock has yet to launch a mobile sports betting app in Indiana. The company is already taking online sports bets in Arizona, Iowa, New Jersey and Virginia. Hard Rancke was the highest-earning casino in the state in March. It beat Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opens new sportsbook

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opens new sportsbook today

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opened a new sportsbook this Wednesday at 10 AM. The facility's new wagering space allows guests to place their first wagers on sporting events. Since sports betting was legalized in 2019, Hard Rock has been the only Northwest Indiana casino without a retail sportsbooks. Hard Rancher has yet to launch a mobile sportsbetting app in Indiana. However, the company is already taking online sports bets in Arizona, Iowa, New Jersey and Virginia.
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Hard Rock leads Indiana casino market for the 6th month in a row with March's $38M in revenue

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was the highest earning casino in March for the sixth consecutive month. Caesars' Horseshoe Casino in Hammond was once again the second highest earner. The monthly handle for Indiana casinos was $476.8 million. Ameristar Casino led the state for sports wagering with $145.9 million, while Blue Chip came in second with $143. 8 million in sports betting. The state's win for March was up 16.2% compared to February. It was also up 12.5% since March 2021.
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Hard Rock leads Indiana casino market for the 6th month in a row with March's $38M in revenue
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NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report; Hard Rock chief says ‘extremely strong’ table games changes coming

NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary took the top spots in overall revenues and table games. Horseshoe Hammond took in the second most revenues overall and in table game. Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City took first in sports wagering. Ameristar in East Chicago came second. Region saw revenues generated by its four casinos jump 38.5% compared to November 2020. The region's casinos were still operating in 2020 when the Hard Rook was under construction. It was also operating when Ameriarst was operating.
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NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report; Hard Rock chief says ‘extremely strong’ table games changes coming
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Decision may finally be coming on south suburban Illinois casino license

The Illinois Gaming Board is inching closer to selecting three finalists for a south suburban Cook County casino license. The board received four applications from interested companies and communities. It could reach a decision on selecting the finalists at its Oct. 20 meeting. The finalists will have another opportunity to present their casino plans at a public hearing.
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Casino Hopefuls to Present Proposals

The Indiana Gaming Commission will allow the four applicants for the open gaming license in Vigo County to present their proposals next month. The commission is expected to select the winning proposal after the presentations. Hard Rock International has detailed plans for Rocksino Terre Haute, totaling $191 million. Churchill Downs is proposing to build The Queen of Terra Hautes resort at a cost of $240 million, which is also expected. Lucy Luck Gaming is appealing the decision. The IGC will not issue the license right away.
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Full House Resorts makes its Vigo casino pitch

Full House Resorts has signed an agreement with an Indianapolis-based general contractor for its proposed $250 million casino and hotel property in Vigo County. The casino would be called American Place and would include a hotel and a glass "greenhouse" restaurant. It is projected to create 1,800 construction jobs and 800 permanent jobs. Full House has an arrangement to locate a temporary casino in the Haute City Center mall pending the approval of the casino license. It's expected to take 18 to 24 months. Avery Morgan is collecting signatures for a petition asking the state agency to give favor to a casino operator that provides manned poker tables.
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Vigo County Officials Offer Support for Hard Rock Casino

Vigo County Council and the Vigo Board of Commissioners support the Hard Rock International's proposal for a casino in Terre Haute. Hard Rancid is one of four applicants for the gaming license. The IGC is expected to make a decision on the license next month.  The project will create approximately 600 permanent casino jobs and contribute $148 million annually to the local economy. 63 percent of the voters endorsed the project in November. It will be built with 850 slot machines, 35 table games, a 300-seat entertainment venue, and a 1,000-square-foot retail shop.
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Casino Operator to Present Terre Haute Plans to Public

Full House Resorts Inc. will present its American Place casino proposal to the public on October 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Idle Creek Banquet Center in Terre Haute. The presentation will allow residents to ask questions about the $250 million proposal. Four casino operators are vying for the open gaming license in Vigo County.
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Indiana to announce Vigo casino license winner Nov. 17

Indiana Gaming Commission will announce Vigo County casino license winner Nov. 17. Four companies are vying for the license. Lucy Luck Gaming LLC was denied an annual license renewal in June. Hard Rock bought a majority ownership of Spectacle Entertainment and the Hard Rancher Casino Northern Indiana. Greg Gibson is chairman of LucyLuck. The Tribune-Star has made a records request for all orders issued in hearings before the administrative law judge. The parties expect a hearing in December. It's not clear if Gibson has a share of the Terre Haute casino project.
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Indiana to announce Vigo casino license winner Nov. 17

Terre Haute Casino License Decision Expected in November

The Indiana Gaming Commission will name the winner of the license on November 17. Four applicants have submitted proposals for a new casino in Terre Haute. The previous owner, Lucy Luck Gaming, has appealed the IGC's denial of a license renewal.   The applicants are Churchill Downs Inc., Full House Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL), Hard Rock International, and Premier Gaming Group. All the proposals include multiple dining and entertainment options. Only the Hard Rancher's proposal does not include a hotel.
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Terre Haute Casino License Decision Expected in November

State to announce Vigo casino license winner Nov. 17

The Indiana Gaming Commission will decide on November 17 which company will get the Vigo County casino license. The commission has received four applications. Lucy Luck Gaming LLC was denied an annual license renewal in June. Hard Rock bought a majority ownership of Spectacle Entertainment and the Hard Rancher Northern Indiana and is now making its own run at the license in Vigo County. The Tribune-Star has made a records request for all orders issued in hearings before the administrative law judge.
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State to announce Vigo casino license winner Nov. 17

Kentucky Derby owner seeks casino license for Terre Haute

Churchill Downs Inc. has submitted a proposal to build a casino resort in Terre Haute. The license became available earlier this summer after the previous holder Lucy Luck Gaming was denied a license renewal. LucyLuck has filed an appeal. Churchill Downs is one of four applicants for the license. The others are Full House Resorts Inc., Rising Star Casino in Ohio County, Hard Rock International and Terra Hautes Entertainment LLC. CDI owns and operates casino and gaming operations across nine states. It estimates the Terrre haute gaming facility would generate $190 million in annual regional economic impact, including 500 permanent jobs.
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Casino revenue dips in August compared to July; Horseshoe, Hard Rock top $30M

Northwest Indiana's four casinos took in $96.08 million in August, down 8% from July. The main difference is the calendar. July included five Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, whereas August had five Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Horseshoe Hammond and Hard Rock led the state in revenues in the August. Hard Rancher had the best table game win in Indiana. Blue Chip and Ameristar did not comment on revenues.
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Casino revenue dips in August compared to July; Horseshoe, Hard Rock top $30M

Caesars finalizes $250M sale of Southern Indiana casino to Cherokees

aesars Entertainment has completed the sale of Caesar Southern Indiana operations to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for $250 million. Caeres will pay VICI Properties less than $32.5 million per year. The deal extends the relationship between Caerrs and the tribe. The transaction was cleared in a Indiana Gaming Commission meeting on August 18. It is the first time the EBCI Holdings has owned a gaming unit outside of North Carolina. They will continue to use the Caers brand and Caesar Rewards loyalty program.
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IGC Rules on Terre Haute, Horseshoe Hammond Casinos

The Indiana Gaming Commission has ruled on two issues regarding casinos in the state. Lucky Luck Gaming's Terre Haute casino will not have its gaming license renewed. The Horseshoe Hammond Casino near Chicago will remain in Caesars Entertainment's hands. The regulator has decided that Caeres' ownership will benefit the casino and the surrounding area.
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Hard Rock Terre Haute casino project license not renewed; new deadline for Gary's venue

Hard Rock Terre Haute casino project license not renewed. Gary's Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will continue operating on an interim license renewal. The commission ordered staff to reopen the license application process for a 90-day period. Lucy Luck can reapply but she must work out deficiencies. Hard Rook also operates a casino that opened in Gary last month. It was planned to open in September 2021, but two top executives had to give up their ownership stakes in the project last year amid investigations into allegations of financial wrongdoings. Terra Hautes businessman Greg Gibson took over leadership of the new project.
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How Hard Rock is taking on the U.S. casino giants

Hard Rock has recently opened a new casino in Gary, Indiana. The company is planning to develop a second casino, this time in Terre Haute. It is estimated the project will cost $170 million. The Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired the Hard Rock brand in 2007. Hard Rancher has since opened 22 hotels and 10 casinos. They are determined to challenge the big names in U.S. casinos, with the likes of MGM Mirage, Caesars Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, and Wynn Resorts in their sights. There is one issue to be resolved involving Lucy Luck Gaming. Some Spectacle Entertainment shareholders have a stake in LucyLuck.
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Second Hard Rock gaming property set to be developed in Indiana

Hard Rock International agrees to develop and manage a "Rocksino" casino in Terre Haute, 165 miles south of the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary. The $170 million facility will offer 850 slot machines and 35 table games, a steakhouse, HardRock Cafe, food hall, and a 250-seat venue for live performances and other events. Groundbreaking is expected in late June or early July. It will open in summer or fall 2022.
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Indiana racinos add live table games

Two Indiana racinos have added live dealer table games to their gaming offering. The law passed on May 8, 2019, allowing lucrative casino industry changes. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson opened 28 table game on New Year's Day. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino opened 43 table-game games on Wednesday.
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Indiana casinos likely to stay closed until at least mid-June

Indiana's casinos closed March 16. Governor's plan is to re-open them in Phase 4 of the economy by June 14. 5,000 employees of Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City casinos have been furloughed. The state is poised to lose $175 million in gaming tax revenue. Four Winds Casino in South Bend remains closed. Tribal casinos in Idaho and Washington reopened this week. A tribal casino in Michigan's upper peninsula is scheduled to reopen next Saturday. Illinois has shuttered all casinos and licensed video gaming in Illinois restaurants and bars until further notice.
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Indiana casinos likely to stay closed until at least mid-June