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Blanton Authors Bill To Reduce French Lick Casino Tax

Last updated on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

(FRENCH LICK, IN) - Indiana lawmakers in the Indiana House and Senate have approved amendments made to House Bill 1276 authored by State Representative Sandy Blanton which is designed to benefit the economic future of French Lick and Orange County.

The bill is now on its way to Governor Mitch Daniels for signing.

Blanton says that the bill updates the definition of "riverboat" to comply with the recent improvements made to the French Lick Hotel and Casino and reduces the admission tax imposed at French Lick from $4 to $3, which is consistent with all other gaming entities in Indiana.

"Currently, French Lick pays a $4 admission tax every time someone is admitted to the casino," said Blanton.

"In these difficult economic times, Orange County is trying extremely hard to sustain itself."

She says that by reducing the tax, Orange County can make sure the casino will continue to fuel the local economy.

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