Work set to start on Indiana’s first onshore casino

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Tropicana Evansville casino says it will break ground later this month on a $50 million facility that will be Indiana’s first onshore casino.

According to the Evansville Courier & Press ( ), the casino will start work on the 75,000 square-foot entertainment complex on July 19. That will include 45,000 square feet devoted to gambling.

The new facility is expected to be completed in December 2017.

A state law was enacted last year allowing riverboats to build new casinos on land near their current locations.

Tropicana announced plans in November for building the new casino between its existing hotels and across the street from the current riverboat. The riverboat will close.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press,


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