Casino Gaming Study Committee Reports Its Findings

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Dec 8, 2009 at 8:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A gaming study committee report was released Monday at the statehouse and committee members say it pretty much closes the door on the possibility of a casino in the Summit City. But the report is being read differently by Mayor Tom Henry.

The study committee indicated that Gary could move one of it's riverboats to a land-based location, reducing the chance that a license would be relocated to Fort Wayne or another city.

Committee Co-Chairman Senator Luke Kenley tells our partners in news the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that the report should be seen as a discouragement to Fort Wayne and other cities interested in pursing casino gambling efforts.

However, Mayor Henry released a statement moments ago saying the report is good news for Fort Wayne.

Highlighting economic potential in the Fort Wayne market and supporting the idea of a referendum on gaming issues.

Mayor Henry intends to continue to lobby legislators for a casino in the Summit City.

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