UPDATE: The Vigo County Capital Improvement Board passed a resolution during its meeting Wednesday morning also in support of a Hard Rock casino.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vigo County Commissioners approved a tentative land development agreement for a Hard Rock casino at their meeting Tuesday morning after officially showing their support to the company as their choice for who should build a casino in Vigo County to the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Hard Rock has yet to be chosen by the IGC as the winner of the casino bidding, with three other companies vying to build a gaming venue in the county. However, the commissioners have previously sent individual letters to the commission expressing support for Hard Rock to be chosen.
In addition to the approval of an LDA for Hard Rock, the commissioners also made their support for the company official by approving a motion saying they would prefer the company.
During and prior to the meeting, commissioners cited local businessman’s Greg Gibson’s involvement in the company as a reason they support Hard Rock. Additionally, Commissioner Chris Switzer said Hard Rock has told the commissioners it intends to only use local constructors for the casino if they are chosen.
The LDA agreement approved Tuesday, commissioners clarified at the meeting, does not apply to the other three companies if they are selected by the IGC. In the event that Hard Rock is not the company selected, the LDA would be voided and the chosen company would have to get a new land development agreement approved by Vigo County.