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Today:  Ed Feigenbaum, the creator and editor of the "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter with Hanna News Service has an update on the Indiana gaming industry, including the latest Indiana Gaming Commission meeting topics that include revenues from the casinos and sportsbooks, as well as the investigation into allegations involving executives with Spectacle Entertainment and former casino operator Centaur Gaming and the probe's impact on the Gary and Terre Haute casino projects.  We also bring back out conversation with Porter County Substance Abuse Council executive director Dawn Pelc and board president Chuck Harris, about the organization's effort to reduce the number of former Porter County jail inmates going back behind bars because of drug-related crimes.  Many of those returning inmates don't have the education or job skills to find meaningful jobs in the community.

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

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Today:   "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter creator and editor Ed Feigenbaum joins us to talk about the latest revenue numbers from the Indiana Gaming Commission and how casinos are recovering from the pandemic. These figures show the first full month of casino business since they reopened. We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. And Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance president Steve Coxhead also joins us to about the impact of Amtrak's proposed changes on long-distance passenger rail service which will affect the nation, including to northwest Indiana.

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Indiana is officially getting a new casino in Terre Haute. The state Gaming Commission approved the facility Friday, set to open in September 2021.

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INDIANA - Hoosier gamblers and visiting bettors will have the chance to bet this year on a non-gaming event that's been made legal to bet on, the Oscars!

Hoosier casinos can now offer bets on the Academy Awards after getting approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Indiana’s two racetrack casinos will begin offering live table games at the start of 2020.

The Gaming Commission approved those new offerings this week.

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Today:  We talk to Purdue University Northwest professor Dietmar Rempfer, who is the director of the University's School of Engineering, about the new faculty internship program.  The School is expanding and deepening its connections with industry and manufacturing partners in new and unique ways that benefit them as well as the Hammond and Westville campuses and students who are taking engineering classes.  Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman joins us in the studio for an update on topics ranging from immigration, to efforts in Gary Commun Council to enact benefits for both the city and its residents. to an opportunity to help Region residents through another "Can We Talk?" session.   And "Indiana Legislative Insight" and "Indiana Gaming Insight" creator Ed Feigenbaum reviews the recent legislative Organization Day, the municipal elections around the state and updates on Indiana gaming issues.

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Today:  Ed Feigenbaum with Hannah News Service's "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter joins us with his review of, and opinions on, last week's Indiana Gaming Commission meeting which took up the Gary land-based casino project and Indiana sports wagering (which officiallly began on Sunday). He also takes a look at some of the effects that the new Hard Rock Casino project in Gary will have on northwest Indiana construction trades jobs.  We also have another edition of "Building Northwest Indiana," and another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.

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GARY - Now that the Indiana Gaming Commission unanimously voted on Wednesday (8/28) to authorize Spectacle Entertainment to move its casino to land, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says the next steps will get underway to build the upcoming Gary Hard Rock Casino.

"They start building shortly," Freeman-Wilson says.  "They'll start doing site work sometime in November, maybe as early as October, but they'll do site work this year and their projected opening date is January 1, 2021."

Indiana board backs casino's move to on-land Gary location

Aug 29, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana regulators have approved allowing the move of a casino from along Lake Michigan to an on-land location in Gary.

The Indiana Gaming Commission's vote on Wednesday will let Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment proceed with plans for building the new Hard Rock Casino on currently vacant land along Interstate 80/94, with the aim of opening on Dec. 31, 2020.

The Indiana Gaming Commission is now accepting proposals for a new Vigo County casino.

Sports wagering is officially ready to launch in Indiana on Sept. 1.

The Indiana Gaming Commission unanimously adopted rules for the new betting system Wednesday.

Most Indiana Casinos Prepared To Offer Sports Betting

Jul 31, 2019

Sports wagering will be legal in Indiana in just about a month.

And the Indiana Gaming Commission has approved 13 locations in the state where Hoosiers can bet on sporting events.

'No Promises' On Sept. 1 Start Date For Sports Betting

May 30, 2019
Gaming Commission Executive Director Sara Gonso Tait, left, discusses new gaming policies with commission members. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Hoosiers might not be able to start betting on sports Sept. 1, which is when new state law technically makes it possible.

Holcomb Signs Landmark Gambling Bill

May 8, 2019
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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Wednesday legislation that makes seismic shifts in Indiana’s gaming industry.

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Today:   A conversation with Holly Passi, the licensed clinical psychologist at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center  in Chicago, about post traumatic distress disorder (which is now being known sinply as PTS).  Passi wjoins other health care professionals at the facility in helping veterans and their families deal with their trauma. This month is national PTSD Awareness Month.

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Today:  Ed Feigenbaum, the editor and publisher of "Indiana Gaming Insight" and "Indiana Political Insight" newsletters, joins us to review how Indiana casinos -- including the Northwest Indiana boats -- did in February. (Spoiler Alert: they're all hoping for a better month of March.)  Ed also talks about the 2018 General Assembly session, its successes and its failures -- especially in the final hours of the regular session.  Lawmakers are preparing for a short, special session in May.