Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson

John J. Watkins, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the move of a casino to a Gary on-land location, Brandon Smith reports on the 2017 Anti-Abortion law remaining blocked, Sharon Jackson speaks with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson about the theft charges against a former Genesis Center bookkeeper and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NWI Activist Ruth Needleman.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Senate Committee Approves Major Gaming Bill

Feb 6, 2019
Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) is the author of a bill that makes major changes to Indiana's gaming industry. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Senate lawmakers began Wednesday what one person called the first act of a three-act drama – debate on major changes to Indiana’s gambling industry.

The bill does three big things: it allows a Gary casino to move inland, away from the waterfront. It allows a casino to open in Terre Haute. And it legalizes sports wagering, including online.