Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Casino Developer Pitches Indy Airport Casino and Retail Project
The operator of the Rising Star Casino in Rising Star, Indiana wants to use half of the authorized gaming for the license it operates under its riverboat casino on the Ohio River to develop a new casino near the Indianapolis International Airport on property owed by the airport authority. Full House Resorts CEO Dan Lee tells the Indianapolis Star it will invest $650 million in the proposed casino and upscale retail project if it gains approval from state and city officials. The Star report says Centaur Gaming, which owns the Shelbyville and Anderson racinos, opposes the project. Because Centaur Gaming owns Indiana lawmakers whose votes matter most, consider this proposal dead on arrival.