INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Gaming Commission said during a meeting Thursday that it intends to announce the company that will be granted a Vigo County casino license on Nov. 17.
Applications for the license were due to the IGC on Sept. 22, with four companies putting their proposals in for consideration:
- CDITH, LLC (Churchill Downs)
- FHR-Atlas LLC (Full House Resorts, Inc.)
- HR Terre Haute, LLC (Hard Rock)
- Terre Haute Entertainment, LLC (Premier Gaming Group and Terre Haute Entertainment Holdings
Applicants were required to submit a proposal to the commission detailing “the proposed gaming facilities and proposed nongaming amenities, including any lodging facilities, dining facilities and retail facilities, at the proposed casino” as well as pay a $50,000 fee. Existing Indiana casino owners had to submit a new application, but could reference their one on file with the IGC.
The application process for a Vigo County casino reopened on July 1 after the IGC denied an operating license renewal from the previous chosen applicant, Lucy Luck Gaming. According to the official order document from the June 24 ruling, the IGC found Lucy Luck to be ineligible for license renewal after “extensive review and considering all statutory and regulatory qualifications for renewal”.
Lucy Luck has appealed that denial.