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Indiana House panel makes changes to casino move legislation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana House panel has made significant changes to a gambling bill that would allow one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute.

The House Public Policy Committee voted 12-0 Wednesday to advance the amended legislation to the House Ways and Means Committee.

The legislation's changes include tough new requirements for Spectacle Entertainment's plans to move one of its two Majestic Star casinos in Gary to Terre Haute and shift its second casino from Lake Michigan to an inland Gary location.

The changes would mean Spectacle Entertainment would be permitted to move that casino to an inland Gary location only if it pays the Indiana Gaming Commission $100 million, and gives up its second casino license. That license would then be auctioned off for a casino in Terre Haute.

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