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Indiana Lawmakers Dismiss License Fee Relief Request

Lawmakers conducting a special legislative session in Indiana dismissed the gaming industry’s request for relief from license fees and from costly requirements that they maintain working engines and crews for riverboats that never leave the dock. Indiana casinos asked lawmakers to reduce the excessive and unnecessary costs in light of their struggles to maintain business during the recession. Lawmakers did toss the casino operators one bone during the special session, though—they created a special committee that will conduct a comprehensive review of the riverboat casino industry over the summer. Recommendations of the committee are due to the General Assembly by December 1.

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