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Expanded 45,000 ft. gaming floor opens at Four Winds Casino in South Bend

Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana has expanded its gaming floor. The expansion offers eleven new table games, 850 new slot machines and high-limit room. It also offers more than 50 seats for video poker. New compact signed last year allows the casino to introduce class three gaming in exchange for 10% of their slot machine revenue. Some of that money will go to the community. The casino is planning to hire 400 new employees once the new amenities are finished. They are also planning a 23-story hotel tower by the beginning of 2023. State Sens. Dave Niezgodski and Ryan Mishler and state Rep. Jake Teshka were at the ribbon cutting.
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Indiana starting to see decline in casino revenues

Inflationary pressures can be seen in overall casino revenues in Indiana. Hard Rock Northern Indiana is the state's top earning casino for the 13th consecutive month. Horseshoe Casino Hammond and Ameristar Casino East Chicago saw earnings decline year over year. Ameriarst remains the top casino both locally and in the State for sports wagering. The total wagered on electronic games at the three casinos was $597.3 million in October compared to $654.9 million last year, an overall decline of $57.6 million.
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Lotto Powerball: Mystery winner from New Plymouth yet to claim $24 million jackpot

A mystery person from New Plymouth won a $24 million jackpot on Saturday night. The winning numbers were 5, 31, 38, 3, 27, and 29. Bell Block Supermarket manager Jassi Singh is curious to meet the winner. The winner is the 17th person to win a lottery prize this year. Nobody won Strike Four so the $300,000 jackpots will move to Wednesday night instead. In mid-August, a Powerball player from Kaikōura won $8.2 million. A Wellington couple won the same amount in late October.
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Lucky lotto player $24 million richer

Lotto player in New Plymouth has won $24 million. The winning numbers were 5, 31, 38, 3, 27, and 29. There was no Strike Four winner, so the jackpot will move to Wednesday night.
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Expanded gaming floor ups the volume at Hard Rock Casino

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana recorded $36.3 million in win in October. Horseshoe Casino Hammond recorded only $29.1 million. The state's former earnings leader, Hourseshoer Hammond, recorded a 7.9% decline in year-over-year win. Hoosiers bet $446.2 million on sports in September, $382.5 million for September. In October, Indiana collected $48.6 million from sports wagering. Statewide, casino win for October was $207. 6 million compared to $214. 5 million in 2021.
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Aristocrat's Buffalo stampedes into the Region with new game

Buffalo slot games from Aristocrat Technologies is one of the most successful franchises in the history of electronic gaming. New format, Buffalo Ascension, is the latest addition to the family. It has been installed on the floors of three properties in Region, Ameristar East Chicago Hotel & Casino, Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City and Four Winds Casino South Bend. The game has innovative free games and features, combined with Aristocrats’s high-tech cabinetry and screen technology. There are 5,488 ways to win in base game. The star of show is a buffalo. He has come to know and love since the slot players were introduced to him more than a decade ago.
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Indiana Casino Revenue Ticks Down To $204 Million In September

Indiana Gaming Commission reports $204 million in casino gaming win for September. It's the third consecutive month in which overall win topped $200 million. The taxable adjusted revenue after free play and other deductions for the month was $186.9 million, which was 0.3% lower than August's $187.5 million figure.
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Four Winds South Bend Expands Gaming Floor

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the expanded gaming floor at Four winds South Bend. The gaming room now spans more than 98,000 sq. ft. and includes 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, a new high limit area, an additional cage and cashier area. It is part of a large-scale expansion at the property, which will also feature a 23-story hotel tower with 317 hotel rooms, 83 suites, spa, convention area with a ballroom and meeting space, cafe, outdoor swimming pool and terraces.
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Indiana Casino Revenue Drops Below $200 Million For June

Indiana casinos are still raking in the bucks, but summer is seeing the state experience a slight swoon. The Hoosier State's 12 commercial casinos combined for $197,197.354 in total gaming win (i.e. revenue) last month. That was a 6.9% decline and a 3.8% fall in a year-over-year comparison to June 2021 ($204.95 million).
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A $322,104.80 Bad Beat Jackpot Won at Four Winds South Bend on June 4

Seven people split a Bad Beat Jackpot worth $322,104.80 by playing No Limit Hold’em on June 4, 2022 at Four Winds South Bend. On June 3, a guest from Davison, Mich. won a jackpot of $62,867.50 while playing Lock It Link Nightlife on Four winds” Online Casino & Sportsbook. Ann Arbor, Michigan won $223,456 on March 28 while making a bet playing Divine Fortune. Comstock Park, MI won $145,000 on April 11 playing Tarzan. Four wind's New Buffalo offers some of the area's biggest jackpots with progressives starting at $100, and offers more than 170 casino slots casino table games and a comprehensive online sports betting offering.
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FOUR WINDS CASINOS ANNOUNCES MARCH PROMOTIONS

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several exciting promotions taking place in the month of March. Enjoy a St. Patrick”s Day meal for Less Green at Kankakee Grille at Four winds New Buffalo and Four wind South Bend on Thursday, March 17 for $30 per person. EZ Street Drawing is a chance to win a share of $150,000 at all Fourwinds locations on Saturday, 19th from noon to 10pm Eastern. Final Fortune is an opportunity to earn up to $100,00 in cash at New winds on March 25th. W Players Club members receive one free entry daily through March 2019.
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Four Winds Casinos Announces South Bend Job Fair

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos is holding a job fair at the Howard Park Event Center in South Bend, Michigan. The event will take place from noon to 4 pm EST. There are a variety of positions available, including: beverage servers, casino bartenders, fine dining food servers and bartender, cooks, security positions, and casino housekeeping.
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Indiana Casinos Generate $190 Million In Win For January

Indiana Casinos Generate $190 million in Win For January. The state's 10 casinos and two racinos reported close to $189 million. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open to the public until last May. Weather played a part in the decline in January win totals. The total win was 10.2% down from December's total of $211.6 million, but 54% higher month-over-month.
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Vigo casino could be ready by December 2023

Bulldozers started moving dirt shortly after a June 21 groundbreaking to start construction of the Queen of Terre Haute Resort Casino. The project is worth $260 million and includes a casino, a 10-story hotel, 1,000 slot machines and 50 table games, and a sportsbook. Construction has been delayed due to issues with supplies and the FAA's review of flight path hazards. It's expected to be completed in December 2023. The 400,00-square foot Queen is the newest casino approved in Indiana. it's forecast to bring $190 million in annual economic impact and create 500 jobs.
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Indiana report projects at least $340 million in tax revenue if online casino games legalized

Report from the Indiana Gaming Commission projects at least $340 million in tax revenue if online casino games are legalized. Seven states have legalized online casinos in some form. There are concerns about problem gambling. The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling is not taking a position on iGaming. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the GOLP helpline at (800) 994-8448 or text ININGAMB to 53342.
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Indiana’s top gaming venues Hard Rock, Horseshoe see slight dip in gaming revenue

Hard Rock Casino Northwest Indiana in Gary is the state's top earning casino with $36.3 million in May. Horseshoe Casino Hammond is second with a $28.9 million. Ameristar Casino in East Chicago posted a win of $17.5 million for the month. Hard Rock is still the leader in baccarat with an $8.2 million win in $27.7 million played. The numbers are slightly down from April when Hard Rook earned $38. 2 million and Hoursesho saw a gain of $31.4 million, but both casinos did not respond to questions in writing.
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For Winds Casinos Announces July Promotions

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce exciting promotions during the month of July. There is a chance to win one of three Dodge Challengers, a Mazda CX-30, Yamaha Cruiser Jet Ski with a Trailer, $17,000 in Cash or Instant Credit, and a $5,00 cash prize. Summer Pool Parties continue throughout July at Four winds New Buffalo and Four wind's New buffalo is hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, July 12 at its Silver Creek Event Center.
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Indiana Casino Win Tails Off To $205.8 Million For August

Indiana Gaming Commission reported statewide casino win totaling $205.8 million for August. The overall figure represented a 6.9% decline from July's win. It was also a 1.6% year-over-year drop from the $209.3 million in win for 2021. Venues paid the state $35. 3 million.
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Woman Wins $220,000 At Four Winds Casino

A guest from Ann Arbor, Michigan won a jackpot of more than $220,000 at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo. Nesa C. won $223,456 on March 28 while playing Divine Fortune in Four winds’ Online Casino & Sportsbook. Another guest, from Comstock Park, won $145,828 on April 11 at Fourwinds New buffalo.
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Churchill Downs seeks diverse contractors for Terre Haute casino

Churchill Downs Inc. is looking for minority, female, and disabled veteran-owned businesses to help build the $240 million casino and hotel in Terre Haute. The diversity outreach event will take place next week at the Scott College of Business on the campus of Indiana State University. The project includes a nearly 400,000-square-foot casino building that would include 56,00 square feet of gaming space with 1,200 slots and 50 table games.
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Four Winds Casinos celebrates expanded gaming floor at Four Winds South Bend

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the expanded gaming floor at Four winds South Bend. The gaming room now spans more than 98,000 square feet and includes 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, a new high limit area, and an additional cage and cashier area. It is part of a large-scale expansion at the property, which will also feature a 23-story hotel tower with 317 hotel rooms, 83 suites, spa, convention area with ballroom and meeting space, outdoor swimming pool, terraces with spectacular views.
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Indiana: Four Winds Casinos provides update on construction progress at its South Bend property

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinobrand provide update on construction progress at their casino resort in Indiana. The extended gaming floor was unveiled on August 18 and features 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, and a new high-limit area. Additional amenities feature a 23-story hotel tower with 371 rooms, including 83 suites, a spa, convention area, meeting space, ballroom, lounge, bar and grille, outdoor third-floor swimming pool, terraces. The Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center has 16 meeting rooms and is a 24,000 square foot multi-use facility.
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International Game Technology delivers what slot players want

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas is over. International Game Technology has unveiled its new product lines. IGT has more than 200 innovations. New WAP (wide area progressive) titles feature jackpot-focused content. Let’s Make a Deal is being relaunched on Peak65 cabinet. Megabucks is a new slot theme offering life-changing jackpots. Fort Knox Heist is an MLP creation from I GT. Haywire Poker Tournament is new development from the company. Money Mania video slots link with a second-level Wap jack pot is also being developed.
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Hard Rock marks one year as Indiana's top earning casino

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has been the Hoosier State's top-earning gaming destination for one year. Horseshoe Casino Hammond's win was down 16.6% from its September 2021 win of $32.7 million. The return of football hiked enthusiasm for sports wagering in September. Indiana collected $43.4 million in tax revenue from slot machine and table game play and $4.9 million from settled sports bets. Statewide, casino win for September was $204.1 million compared to $206. 6 million for the same month last year, a 1.2% decline.
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Which Indiana casinos, games offer the highest return to players?

The Indiana Gaming Commission's annual report shows how much money players got back in each of the state's 12 commercial casinos for every type of game. Hoosiers wagered $20.9 billion at the 14,661 slot machines in 2022, compared to $2.2 billion they dropped at 658 casino table games. The statewide slot "win" last year totaled $ 2.05 billion. 90. 2% of that money was returned to players and 9.8% was kept by the casinos. French Lick Casino had the highest slot return to player at 91.1%, Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City 90,7%, Ameristar Casino East Chicago 90 and Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana 90%. Horseshoe Hammond got 89.5% back of money they put into slot machine last years.
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Niki Kelly: Online gaming is the next frontier for Indiana

Indiana Gaming Commission hired Spectrum Gaming Group to conduct a market analysis on internet casino gambling in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery Commission sought its own analysis in 2019 but has refused to release it. The study found that of the six states that have both iGaming and lottery, three have enough history to allow for the analysis of i gaming's potential impacts on lottery revenue. None of them have been impacted. Both the Hooher Lotteries and the state’s casinos want the online gaming rights to flow through their current licenses. Legislators need to act in 2023.
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Indiana gambling tax revenue tops $1B for first time in a decade

Indiana's gambling revenue exceeded $1 billion for the first time in a decade. The state government reaped $ 1.04 billion between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Upswing in casino wagering tax receipts was responsible for Indiana breaking the $1000 million mark. Sports wags, legalized in Indiana in September 2019, produced another $31.2 million in revenue for state. The remaining large chunk of Indiana gambling revenues came from the Hoosier Lottery after paying off lottery winners and its expenses.
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Indiana hits $1bn in gambling tax revenue for the first time in a decade

Indiana's gambling taxes brought in more than $1 billion during the 2022 state budget year. This is an increase of 8% over the $958.3 million received during 2021 fiscal year and a 19% increase from the previous year's $2.5 billion. Land-based casinos, particularly the Hard Rock Northern Indiana site in Gary, helped to propel growth.
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Leo Morris: Gambling is a fickle game

In the past, I was a rebel who disdained societal norms and played games of chance. I quit before I got caught. Indiana legislators loathe gambling. They want to increase the state's involvement with organized gambling, which is illegal unless sanctioned by the State. Hoosiers made more than $4.43 billion in wagers for the fiscal year. Hoopsier lottery will contribute $334 million to state coffers this year, and studies show it could add another S469 million a year if it also allows online casino gambling in the future. The state collected $689 million in gambling tax revenues in 2021-22 fiscalyear.
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Indiana hits $1bn tax revenue mark for first time in a decade

The Indiana Gaming Commission published the details of the 2022 fiscal year annual report. The gambling industry has been able to reach new heights, rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and meeting the $1 billion tax revenue mark for the first time since 2012.
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Indiana: Tax revenue from gambling breaks the $1B mark in budget year 2022

Indiana's gambling revenue reached $1 billion for the 2022 budget year. The state collected $958.3 million in the previous year, but this figure increased by 8%. The increase was due to an increase in casino revenue, the new Hard Rock Casino in Gary and sports betting. Lottery revenue was the second largest source of tax revenue. Caesars invested $73 million. The total state revenue topped $1000 million for first time since 2012 budget. It was because of higher casino taxes. They brought in more than $800 million a year before.
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Four Winds Casino South Bend opens expanded gaming floor

Four Winds Casino South Bend debuted its new, expanded gaming floor Thursday morning. The expansion added 850 new slot machines and 11 new table games, as well as a dedicated video poker section. It's part of a large-scale expansion at the property.
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FOUR WINDS CASINOS ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER PROMOTIONS

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos announce exciting promotions during the month of September. There will be a Labor Day Weekend Block Party from September 2-4 at Four winds New Buffalo. $150,000 Labor day cars and cash will also be offered on September 4.
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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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Indiana casino earnings slip again in June
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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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$507,331 PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT WON AT FOUR WINDS NEW BUFALLO

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Four Winds Casino's Additional Casino Space is Now Open

Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana celebrated the opening of its gaming floor expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last August 18th. The expanded gaming area brings an additional 45,000 square feet to the casino’s existing 140,00 square foot of gaming space.
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Four Winds Casino opens new game room

Four Winds Casino in South Bend is having a grand opening for their new game room on Thursday. The addition is 45,000 square feet and features 850 new slot machines, table games, more lounge space and will bring around 400 jobs to the area.
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Terre Haute casino expected to boost local revenue, tourism

Terre Haute, Indiana, is planning a $260 million casino and hotel. The city hopes to generate $10 million in casino tax revenue every year for the next 10 years. Mayor Duke Bennett wants to make the town more accommodating and attractive to investors and visitors. The casino will not ask for any incentives. It will pay its taxes. He wants the city to benefit better than it would from a new factory.
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Four Winds Casinos to host job fair on Wednesday

Four Winds Casinos is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, July 20, from 12 p.m. EDT to 4 p p.,m., with on-the-spot hiring and $500 sign on bonuses for select positions. There are a wide variety of positions available, including barbacks, bartenders, beverage services, cashiers service representatives, cooks, dishwashers, food attendants, kitchen utility, casino housekeepers, table game dealers, maintenance engineers, valet, slot floor, gaming technicians, security, and surveillance operations. Four Winds will also offer a paid table games dealer training program that will begin on Aug. 2 and continue for six weeks through Sept. 14.
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Four Winds Casinos to hold a job fair with sign-on bonus in Indiana on Wednesday

The job fair will take place at Four Winds Field, a baseball stadium in South Bend, Indiana, on Wednesday, July 20 from noon until 4 p.m. It will feature on-the-spot hiring and a $500 sing-on bonus for some positions. There will also be a paid Table Games Dealer Training Program that will start in August. The tribal company also runs Four winds casinos in New Buffalo, Four wind Hartford and Fourwinds Dowagiac.
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Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June

June's casino win was $197.2 million, down 6.9% from May's $211. 9 million. The casinos paid the state $64. 2 million in wagering and supplemental taxes. Horseshoe Hammond had the highest levy for the month, totaling $10.6 million as its wagerering taxes cleared $9.8 million for June.
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Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Terre Haute casino

Groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday for the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort. The venue should be up and running in 18 months. It will offer 500 jobs during construction. As many as 1,000 people will work on the venue. Churchill Downs Inc. plans to spend $260 million to create a casino with 1.000 slots and 50 table games. There will also be a 10-story luxury hotel and five restaurants and bars.
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"It'll bring an economic boost to Terre Haute"...construction on the Terre Haute casino is underway

The Queen of Terre Haute Casino will be located on 4442 East Margaret drive. It will have about 1,000 slot machines, 50-table games, sports wagering, and many restaurants. There will also be a 125-room hotel. The project is expected to be completed in about 18 months. Mayor Bennett says the casino will bring tens of millions of dollars to the community. Bill Carstanjen, CEO of Churchill Downs, is excited about the project.
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Indiana casino revenue drops 8% to $212M in May for a 2nd consecutive month

Indiana's casino revenue fell 8% in May to $211.9 million. Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary remained the top-earning casino with $36.3 million in win after bettors were paid. Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, racked up $28. 9 million, but both casinos' win was down compared to previous months. All 12 casinos reported month-over-month declines. The decline in casino earnings is linked to the nation's soaring inflation rate and the end of various federal relief and economic stimulus programs.
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Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 Million In May Was Off 7.5% From April

Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 million in May Was Off 7.5% From April. Hard Rock Northern Indiana remained atop the leaderboard with $36.3 million. Free play declined to just shy of $3.8 million, less than half the $9.1 million for April, and the adjusted revenue eligible for taxation was $201.6 million - a 6.4% backslide from the previous April's $215. 3 million revenue.
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Caesars to Expand Anderson Casino

Caesars Entertainment Inc. is investing $39 million to expand the gaming floor of Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana. The company will formally break ground next week on the expansion. It will add 150 additional slot machines and 16 additional table games to the casino. Pepper Construction got the contract for the project. Mayor Tom Broderick appreciates Caesar's commitment to Anderson.
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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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One year in, Gary’s newest casino the state’s top earner, eyes hotel, parking improvements

The Hard Rock Live entertainment venue kicked off in November. The five casino restaurants are thriving. Gary Mayor Jerome Prince says the casino has increased real estate taxes. The city receives a guaranteed $6.1 million based on 1.5% of the adjusted gross earnings at the Hard Rink. Any revenues generated above the guaranteed minimum are placed in a casino lakefront development account. There are new economic development opportunities in Buffington Harbor with the two former Majestic riverboat casinos sold and gone. It is hoped to see additional investments. for the adjacent properties. 
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Gambler charged for allegedly asking someone else to claim jackpot

Billy J. Butler owes $48,000 in child support. He won $1,340 on a slot machine on April 20, but asked a stranger to collect the winnings. The woman did not know it was a crime to ask someone else to claim a jackpot. She was arrested on May 10 for unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession a cocaine.
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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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NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March; Hard Rock again leads state

NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary again leads state. Ameristar in East Chicago, Blue Chip in Michigan City, Horseshoe Hammond are second and third. The other casinos showed a slight decrease in year-over-year revenues. Ameristar took in $19.98M, 20.4% less than the $25.11M it took during the previous March, and Blue Chips $12.79M. Hourseshoer Hammond took $34.39M and it was 4.5% more than previous year.
Finance
NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March; Hard Rock again leads state
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Former Senator Pleads Guilty in Casino Contributions Case

Former Indiana Senator Brent Waltz pleaded guilty to taking illegal contributions from a casino company during his unsuccessful congressional campaign. He admitted to providing false statements to the FBI. The other defendant in the case is a former leading executive at Spectacle Entertainment, John Keeler, who has pleaded not guilty.
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Former Senator Pleads Guilty in Casino Contributions Case
The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Slot machine bonus rounds sometimes aren't a bonus

Today's video and multi-line reel slots are popular because of the anticipation of getting into a bonus round. The frequency of entering into one of them is programmed into the game. It's important to keep in mind that bonus rounds are factored into long-term theoretical payback of a game and can be stingier when it comes to getting a substantial return.  The more difficult it is to get into bonus Rounds, the less frequently they occur. When they do occur, however, returns can still be higher. New slot games are designed to make you play longer. They are low denomination, multi line games that keep us playing longer than in the days of traditional three-reel spinning slots.
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Slot machine bonus rounds sometimes aren't a bonus
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Oops? 'Everyone' is a winner in Hoosier Lottery fast play game

The Hoosier Lottery has an issue with its new $20 Golden Jackpot Fast Play game. The state agency has not announced what it's going to do about it. It's not listed on the website. The Hooher Lotteries wants to start online games and ticket sales. Gov. Eric Holcomb has pointed to the interest among lottery players to online options.
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Oops? 'Everyone' is a winner in Hoosier Lottery fast play game
Chicago Tribune

NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%

NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%. All four casinos posted year-over-year increases in revenues. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary raked in $31.58 million last month. Ameristar in East Chicago and Horseshoe Hammond also scored higher revenues than last February.  Hard Rock again led the state in total revenues and table win, which brought in $9.4 million. It was the first month since it opened last May that it led in slot volume and slot win. The baccarat business was also strong.
Finance
NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%
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Indiana lawmakers halt online lottery expansion

The Hoosier Lottery won't be adding online games anytime soon. Lawmakers added new language to state law that stops expansion into iLottery without their authorization. Some lawmakers indicated they're willing to discuss allowing the lottery to move into online gaming next session.
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Indiana lawmakers halt online lottery expansion
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Churchill Downs bets on new location for Terre Haute casino

Churchill Downs will move its planned Queen of Terre Haute casino from the west side of the city to the east side. The new location is more accessible, part of a growing commercial core and fits in the existing road and infrastructure plans. Queen is slated to open in late 2023 with 1,000 slot machines, 50 table games, a 125-room luxury hotel, sports book, steak house and rooftop bar. Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opened in Gary on May 14, 2021. The company that hosts the Kentucky Derby horse race and is majority owner of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, was awarded the license in November.
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The Indiana Lawyer

Indiana legislators looking to decide about online lottery

Indiana's governor supports the Hoosier Lottery's consideration of starting online games or ticket sales. State lottery officials have been discussing since 2019 the possibility of joining other states in selling lottery tickets and offering other games online. Legislators are looking to have their say on whether those will be allowed. Some legislators have questions about going further with online gambling.
Lottery
Indiana legislators looking to decide about online lottery
The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Rebranding brings Horseshoe Casino to central Indiana

Horseshoe Hammond and Horsshoe Indianapolis are two Hourseshoes in Indiana. The former Indiana Grand horse track casino in Shelbyville was rebranded Tuesday as Hursshoes Indianapolis Racing and Casino. It's a $33.7 million expansion and renovation included creation of a World Series of Poker Room and a 20-seat video poker bar. Hrssholes Indianapolis is also constructing Brew Brothers, a new eatery, adjacent to the Caesars Sportsbook.
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Rebranding brings Horseshoe Casino to central Indiana