Northwest Indiana gaming landscape

Lakeshore Public Radio

Today:   Ed Feigenbaum, the creator and editor of the "Indiana Gaming Insight" and "Indiana Legislative Insight" newsletters, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the latest Indiana gaming industry news including the local casinos -- and about the 2021 General Assembly session that just began this week in Indianapolis. We also have Jim Ventura, the CEO of Maya Energy LLC, which is building a solid waste and recyclables processing facility on Gary's west edge.  Plans call for a 156,000 square foot building to accept and process up to 1,600 tons of municipal waste and construction and demolition waste for reuse each year.  Land surveying and preparation just began on the site and Maya Energy anticipates its opening late this year.

Hannah News Service

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.

Lake Area United Way

Today:   Megan Sikes with the Lake Area United Way is with us to talk about  "United In Our Community Week," the event that allows for residents to "give back to the community" with a wide variety of public volunteer projects with local non-profits.  "Unity In Our Community Week" wil be held August 5th through the 9th.  "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter editor Ed Feigenbaum also talks about the multi-faceted bill that is now law, HEA 1015.  It's the measure that allows for the relocation of Gary's floating casino to dry land and the other local casino license to be shifted to Vigo County