Indiana Gaming Summary
Indiana has a lottery, riverboat casinos, land-based, and racetrack casinos, as well as charitable gaming.
The Riverboat Gambling Act was enacted in 1993, establishing the Indiana Gaming Commission and paving the way for riverboat gambling.
The first riverboat began operations in 1995. There are currently 10 active riverboats in the state.
In 2006, the state's first land-based casino began operations. In 2008, two racetrack casinos began operating.
Indiana gross gaming taxes are levied as follows:
(1) 15% of the first $25,000,000 of annual adjusted gross receipts
Development: In 1988, Indiana voters approved a lottery referendum by a 62% majority. Six months later, the Indiana General Assembly ratified the Lottery Act and Governor Evan Bayh signed it into law. The lottery began sales in October 1989
Beneficiaries: Pension and disability funds for retired Indiana teachers, police officers and firefighters, and the Build Indiana Fund, which offsets motor vehicle excise taxes.
For more information see the Indiana Lottery website.
|Casino data (fiscal year)|
All Casinos Slot Detail
All Casinos Table Detail
Adjusted Gross Revenue
Racetrack Slot Detail
Riverboat Slots Detail
Riverboat Table Detail
Land-based Slot Detail
Land-based Table Detail
|Lottery data (fiscal year)|
Total revenue is total ticket sales sales plus interest earned on the lottery fund balance and miscellaneous revenue sources . Prize liability is the total amount of prize money paid back to winners. Net Revenue is the total revenue minus vendor and retailer commissions and prize payouts and operating expenses; it is equal to "operating income." Prize and net revenue percentages are taken from the total revenues.
|Indiana Gaming Timeline|
1988: Voters approve a lottery referendum
1989: Lottery sales begin
1993: Riverboat gambling is approved
1995: First riverboat casino (Casino Aztar, Evansville) opens
1996: Five new riverboat casinos open: 2 riverboat operations in Gary (Majestic Star, Trump), 1 in Hammond (Empress Casino), 1 in Rising Sun (Grand Victoria), 1 in Lawrenceburg (Argosy Casino)
1997: 2 more riverboat casios began operations: Blue Chip Casino (Michigan City), Showboat (East Chicago)
1998: Caesars (Elizabeth) riverboat opens
1999: Harrah's acquired the Showboat; Horseshoe acquired the Empress; Boyd acquired the Blue Chip
2000: Belterra casino opened
2002: Crusing requirements for gambling are removed; dockside gambling begins
2003: Indiana Gaming Commission creates a statewide self-exclusion list
2005: Harrah's buys Horseshoe Hammond and Caesars Indiana; Resorts buys Harrah's East Chicago
2006: French Lick Resort Casino opened
2006: Video lottery terminals at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs approved
2008: Racinos at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs open
2009: Hollywood Casino replaces Argosy (Lawrenceburg)
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