Indiana legislators pass bill to allow sports betting, live games at 2 casinos

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Indiana lawmakers have passed a massive gaming bill. It now heads to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk. The bill would legalize sports betting statewide.

If signed into law, Hoosiers could:

  • Bet on favorite sports teams, including the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers, from cellphones or laptops.
  • Play live table games at the casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville.
  • Eventually go to a casino in Terre Haute, if built.

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Lawmakers are preparing for a long night of work.

They hope to adjourn this year’s legislative session on Wednesday night.

Before adjournement, legislators have to pass a two-year budget along and consider several other bills, including a gambing measure that would legalize betting on sports teams. 

Lawmakers technically have until Monday to finish this year’s session, but hoped to finish Wednesday night. 

News 8’s David Williams will have another report on News 8 at 11. Updates also will air on News 8 Daybreak on Thursday morning.

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