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Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana casinos have a few new rules to follow after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest COVID-19 executive order.

NORTHWEST INDIANA - Northwest Indiana casinos are once again open after being shut down for three months due to the Coronavirus pandemic and visitors need patience to navigate the new system.

The Region's five gambling facilities opened Monday and visitors were faced with long lines from the road, in the parking garage and at the door, to be in compliance with state-mandated COVID-19 safety policies.  

They also were given temperature checks, as required by the Indiana Gaming Commission to identify visitors with a fever, which can be a sign of COVID-19 infection.

Indiana Casinos Get Green Light From State To Reopen

Jun 9, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana’s casinos have been given the green light to reopen after COVID-19 shut them down for nearly three months.

Senator Karen Tallian, who’s district includes Michigan City, is holding town halls to update her constituents about legislation that will impact the district.

She is also there to listen to any complaints or issues. She was in Michigan City this weekend and  our Steven Lattimore has the report.

Indiana Economic Digest

Today:   The Indiana Gaming Commission says monthly revenue at Indiana casinos decreased in January.  "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter editor Ed Feigenbaum takes a look at why the northwest Indiana casinos didn't bring in as much. He also talks about a bill sponsored by State Rep. Todd Huston that -- if it passes and enacted into law -- would amend current law to eliminate the $3 floor admission tax.  That will mean a big hit in casino revenues to local governments.