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Hoosier Park could open soon

30 May 2008

ANDERSON, Indiana -- As reported by the Indianapolis Star: "Hoosier Park could open the doors of its new casino on Monday after a mandatory test run this week, while Indiana Downs in Shelbyville hopes to open its casino later in June.

"Legislators passed a law last year that allows up to 2,000 slot machines at the two horse racing tracks, which had to pay an initial licensing fee of $250 million to the state for the slots.

"Indiana Gaming Commission officials visited Hoosier Park today for its test run, to make sure the 93,000-square-foot casino meets state gaming, accounting and security standards.

"...Indiana Downs, meanwhile, hopes to open a 70,000-square-foot temporary casino by the end of June..."

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