Amended gaming bill passes House Public Policy Committee

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In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, patrons play the slot-style machines at the Ponca Tribe’s Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Some 150 years after suffering the loss of tribal lands and near-extinction at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a […]

The Indiana House Public Policy Committee voted unanimously to approve SB 552, but not before making some significant changes.
 
An amendment, passed by consent, attached a $100 million fee for a Gary license to move inland, and would allow for open bidding on any casino license coming to Vigo County. 
 
The amendment, proposed by Rep. Ben Smaltz, also removed the mobile component of sports wagering and removed hold harmless provisions that were included in the original bill. 
 
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