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Gary casino owner wants to open casino in northeast Indiana

19 December 2007

HAMMOND, Indiana -- As reported by the Associated Press: "Don Barden wants to consolidate the two Gary Majestic Star casinos he owns on Lake Michigan into a single larger operation and use one of the state gaming licenses to open a new casino in northeastern Indiana.

"Barden said Monday he had been in talks with state Sen. Robert Meeks, R-LaGrange, who has filed a bill to allow the move to Steuben County, which borders Michigan and Ohio.

"...The Steuben County area is an 'underserved' market for gamblers, Barden said.

"...Gary Mayor Rudy Clay, though, said moving a gaming license out of Gary would come at a high cost..."

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