Group Pushing for Voter Support of Terre Haute Casino Plan

(TERRE HAUTE) — A group has started a campaign aimed at building voter support for allowing western Indiana’s first casino in Terre Haute.

The Advance West Central Indiana political action committee is holding public forums ahead of Vigo County voters deciding the casino issue in the November election.

The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports group chairman John Collett says he expects the project would mean around 150 construction jobs and perhaps 400 new jobs related to the casino. He says the casino could mean $7 million or more a year in tax revenue to local government and schools.

Two casino companies have expressed interest in the Terre Haute project. They have until Dec. 1 to submit proposals to the Indiana Gaming Commission, which would select an operator for the license.

Information from: Tribune-Star,