Indiana News

Opening set for new Gary casino after investigation’s delays

Hard Rock International has proposed a casino in Gary, Indiana. (Image Provided/Spectacle Entertainment)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new $300 million casino in northwestern Indiana is set to open in mid-May after delays caused by a state investigation into allegations of financial wrongdoings by the casino developer’s former top executive.

The Indiana Gaming Commission on Tuesday also approved a settlement with a $530,000 fine against Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment over missing by 53 days a deadline for ex-company CEO Rod Ratcliff to sell his ownership stake in the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary.

The new casino along Interstate 80/94 is expected to open to the public on May 15.