About Us

Our Mission

We will utilize the highest standard of ethics and integrity to promote and protect the Indiana Casino Gaming Entertainment Industry through advocacy, communications and education. There are four main objectives/areas of focus of the Casino Association of Indiana. They are:

  1. Regulatory
  2. Public relations and education
  3. Responsible gaming
  4. Legislative

Industry Overview

Indiana Riverboat Gaming Act
This law, effective July 1, 1993, was passed to spur job growth and development in “economically depressed areas of Indiana” and to “provide for significant economic development over a large geographic area.”

Residents living in all Indiana counties that border Ohio and Lake Michigan were offered the opportunity to pass a referendum allowing casino gaming in their county. Since that time, the Indiana Gaming Commission has approved licenses to develop 13 casinos.

  • Bally’s Evansville (Evansville, 1995)
  • Hollywood Casino (Lawrenceburg, 1996)
  • Horseshoe Casino (Hammond, 1996)
  • Rising Star Casino Resort (Rising Sun, 1996)
  • Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel (Gary, 1996)
  • Blue Chip Casino (Michigan City, 1997)
  • Ameristar Casino & Hotel (East Chicago, 1997)
  • Horseshoe Southern Indiana (Elizabeth, 1998)
  • Belterra Casino Resort (Vevay, 2000)
  • French Lick Resort & Casino (French Lick, 2005)
  • Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (Anderson, 2008)
  • Horseshoe Indianapolis (Shelbyville, 2008)
  • Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana (Gary, 2021)

Sports Wagering

On September 1, 2019, Indiana became the 10th state to legalize sports betting. During the first 12 months, Indiana sports gaming generated $1.2 billion in wagers, which resulted in $9 million in state taxes. To date, Indiana has collected over $31 million in sports wagering taxes, which is used to improve Indiana’s infrastructure, boost local economies, and support the education of Hoosier children. Surrounding states are looking to the Hoosier state as an example of how to monetize and regulate this industry, especially when they see firsthand the positive economic growth for our state and for an industry that proudly employs over 7,000+ Hoosiers.