The Indiana Gaming Commission plans to decide on November 17 which company will build and operate a new casino in the city of Terre Haute, in west-central Indiana.
Four companies have applied for a reallocation of gaming license to Gary’s Terre Haute by the 2019 General Assembly as part of the merger of the two Majestic Star Casino boats into the land-based Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana.
Two of the contestants – Hard Rock and Full House Resorts (Rising Star) – already operate casinos in Indiana, while Kentucky racetrack operator Churchill Downs currently holds a sports betting license in Indiana (BetRivers).
The fourth applicant is a new company called Terre Haute Entertainment LLC, a partnership between Premier Gaming Group and Terre Haute Entertainment Holdings LLC.
IGC officials have said that having three of the four companies vying for the Terre Haute license are regulated gaming entities in Indiana will speed up the process of assessing their funding, business structure and track record. of their leaders, as they are already known to state regulators.
The application documents show that each company has a somewhat different take on a Terre Haute casino, ranging from 800 slots and 20 table games (Terre Haute Entertainment) to over 1,000 slots and 50 table games. (Full house).