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Since 1997, the Michigan Gaming website has been a comprehensive resource regarding gaming in the state of Michigan. This site is an RMC Ventures, LLC publication, with contributions by the original creators of the site, Attorney David Waddell and Gaming Analyst Robert Russell, and additional contributions by Attorney J.J. Burchman.

Mr. Waddell,  Mr. Russell and Mr. Burchman are also associated with Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C., which proactively assists clients in managing regulatory issues in an effort to maximize company profits and avoid legal problems.

This week, on Tuesday, the Indiana Senate passed gaming legislation (Senate Bill 552) by a 38-11 vote. 

Senate Bill 552 would make the following changes to the Indiana gambling landscape:

  • Legalization of sports wagering.  The legislation would allow mobile sports wagering after an individual signs up in person at a licensed casino, racino, or OTB facility.   The operators offering such wagering will be allowed to use subcontractors who will also need to be licensed. 
  • Adding table games to horse racetrack casinos this year.  Notably, authorization to allow table games starting in 2021 has already been approved.   Thus, the legislation just speeds up this process.  
  • Allow two existing casinos (Majestic Star I and Majestic Star II) in Gary Indiana to move locations away from the waterfront, with one relocating to Terre Haute Indiana.  The Terre Haute casino operator will be selected by a complicated competitive process to be conducted by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

The bill now moves to the Indiana House for consideration.


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