Vote set on allowing inland moves for riverboat casinos

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana House is expected to vote on whether to support a proposal permitting the state’s riverboat casinos to move onto land and allow live dealers for table games at the two horse track casinos near Indianapolis.

Lawmakers face a Wednesday deadline for advancing the bill to the Senate for consideration.

House members on Tuesday endorsed the live dealers provision despite the apparent opposition of Gov. Mike Pence. Pence opposes an expansion of gambling in Indiana.

Supporters say allowing live dealers will help boost business at the horse tracks and that it’s a key part of a bill to help Indiana’s casinos deal with growing competition from surrounding states.