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30 Laws in 30 Days: DraftKings, FanDuel players given consumer protections

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Fantasy sports fans have a reason to cheer. After signing the bill in to law in March, daily fantasy sports in Indiana will be regulated […]

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Senator Earline Rogers retires after 38 years of service

Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, announced Tuesday that she would not seek another term in the Indiana Senate, following more than three decades of service to the Indiana General Assembly. “It is going to be hard to say goodbye,” said Rogers. “I’ve been down here for 34 years and this is like another […]

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Hoosier Lottery changes contract with GTECH

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Hoosier Lottery Commission decided to restructure its contract with Rhode Island based GTECH after a down spiral in profits over the past two years. Simply put, GTECH failed to meet their required income of $320 million in fiscal year 2015. Hoosier Lottery Spokeswoman, Courtney Arango, said that the […]

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Pence lets casino bill become law; vetoes online horse wagering bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Riverboats could rebuild on land and horse-track casinos could get live dealers in five years under a bill Gov. Mike Pence will allow to become law without his signature. But the Republican governor vetoed legislation that would have legalized betting on horse racing from gamblers’ computers and phones. Pence […]

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Pence said he’ll give gambling bill a ‘fair look,’ doesn’t know if he’ll sign it

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence says he hasn’t decided whether to sign a gambling bill into law even though legislators took steps to try to avoid a veto. “I going to take a very serious look at the legislation,” Pence said. “I have a sense there was a good faith effort […]

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General Assembly approves gambling bill, postpones live dealers

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill designed to allow riverboat casinos move inland boost the industry’s ability to compete with gambling operations in Ohio and Illinois passed both chambers on Wednesday and is on its way to the governor. But there is no guarantee that Gov. Mike Pence will sign the legislation. He’s […]

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Gambling, education, criminal justice bills still unresolved going into session’s last day

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers were still working late Tuesday to make deals on key bills about gambling, education and local criminal justice programs with just one day left in the 2015 legislative session. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said a proposed agreement on the gambling bill will allow riverboat casinos to […]

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Lawmakers still looking for deal on gambling bill

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An always-evolving gambling bill at the Indiana Statehouse could undergo more changes after a conference committee met Wednesday and then recessed to come up with a deal behind closed doors. Lawmakers are still trying to decide whether to authorize live dealers at the state’s two horse track casinos – […]

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Gambling bill headed to study committee for work on compromise

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A key lawmaker says he’ll seek a compromise on a gambling bill before he puts it up for a final vote. Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, said lawmakers “need a little more time” to make sure the legislation is in the right shape before it goes to Gov. Mike Pence […]

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Live dealers sticking point in gambling bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Riverboat casinos could rebuild on land and a tax break for casino marketing would become permanent under legislation approved by the Senate Thursday. But the bill, which passed 36-13, doesn’t allow live dealers to man table games at the state’s horse track-based casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville – at […]

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