Changes for Hoosier Park

Changes for Hoosier Park


A bi-partisan group of lawmakers says changing the status quo at Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand in Shelbyville will be a big economic boost for Indiana.

The group says Senate Bill 528 would do away with computerized games and replace them with live people who would run the games.

Games include blackjack, roulette, craps and poker.  State Senator Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) says the move would generate $20 million in new state tax revenue and create 600 new, good paying jobs at the racinos.

State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) says the move would not cost the state anything. Lanane says the move passed the Senate, but the jobs provision was taken out of the House version and they‘re trying to reinstall it.