INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) – A hearing scheduled for Thursday in Lucy Luck Gaming, LLC’s complaint against the Indiana Gaming Commission has been vacated and a new hearing set for next year.
An order signed by Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth Gamboa vacated Thursday’s hearing.
“The parties represent that additional time is needed to work toward a settlement in this matter,” the order reads.
A new date for the hearing was scheduled for Feb. 17, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Lucky Luck was originally awarded a license to operate a casino in Vigo County by the IGC. Lucy Luck Gaming is the company of local businessman Greg Gibson that originally held Vigo County’s casino license. However, over the summer the license came up for grabs again after the IGC denied Lucy Luck’s renewal, a move the company then appealed. A judge issued a stay for the matter.
The IGC in November then heard presentations from four companies that had applied for the license to operate a Vigo County casino, settling on Churchill Downs, Inc.
In the November meeting, the IGC order states that the license to operate the Vigo County casino “shall be awarded to Churchill Downs upon the final affirmation of the nonrenewal of Lucy Luck’s casino owner’s license currently pending with the Office of Administrative Law Proceedings… .”