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Indiana Senate passes sports betting legislation

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow sports betting at all casinos. 

The bill would also allow one of two Gary casinos to move to downtown Gary and the other to Terre Haute.

Plus, the legislation would allow live dealers at the racetrack casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville.

The bill passed 38-11, but Speaker of the House Brian Bosma said the bill may have a tougher time getting through his chamber. Bosma said the measure represents a major expansion of gambling in the state and that some members of his caucus oppose all gambling bills.

The Associated Press reported that the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Mark Messmer of Jasper, called the measure “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset the casino industry in Indiana.”