Indiana Senate Backs Racino Gaming

Published: February 27, 2013 02:30 pm EST

On Monday, February 26, the Indiana Senate voted in favour of a bill that will accommodate both the state’s horse racing industry and its riverboat-gaming industry at the same time.

According to a report by the Muncie Free Press, the Senate voted in favour of the bill, which will see expanded gaming allowed at racetracks and riverboat gaming vessels to move ashore.

The bill, which had bi-partisan support, passed by a vote of 32-18.

It was announced late last week that the Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2013 race dates for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Casino and Downs. Under a new format described as ‘one breed, one track,’ Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will solely host standardbred racing, while Indiana Grand Casino and Downs will play host to thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing. Both racetracks are set to begin racing in April.

(With files from the Muncie Free Press)