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Spectacle Entertainment is only operator to apply for gaming license in Vigo County

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Spectacle Entertainment is only operator to apply for gaming license in Vigo County

Spectacle Entertainment is only operator to apply for gaming license in Vigo County

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Spectacle Entertainment is only operator to apply for gaming license in Vigo County

The deadline to apply for a gaming license for a casino in vigo county has passed.

"one" company applied.

But it's not a done deal just yet.

Good evening and welcome to news 10 on my fox 10.

The indiana gaming commission says the only operator that applied for a casino license from the state is spectacle entertainment.

News 10's sarah lehman spoke with the vice president of general counsel for spectacle.

She joins us now live where officials hope to build the casino in terre haute.

Patrece.... this area along state road 46 is where officials hope to build a casino here in the county.

But they still have a lot of steps they have to go through before they can break ground here.

Spectacle entertainment -- is a gaming operator with local ties here in vigo county through businessman greg gibson.

The company was the only one to apply for a gaming license to bring a casino to the county.

"you'll see a record of community involvment and local business purchasing that i think will really be a shot in the arm for west central indiana."

Being the sole applicant doesn't mean the company will automatically get the license.

The gaming commission will still go through a review process.

Utlimately..

The commission could decline the application.

"our hope is that we have a hardrock in the ground and operating as soon as possible.

Not to wait and do this all over again in two years."

Keeler told us some of the things the commission will look at include what the proposed operators record is in gaming... if they have a local agreement with the community... what the plans are for the casino... if it will help the community economically and more!

"i would say we're optimistic we worked very hard during the legislature to help make this happen along in partnership with both terre haute government officials like the mayor the county commissioners and chamber of commerce.

So we think we've got a lot to offer and we're hopeful the gaming commission will agree."

The gaming commission says it's possible spectacle's bid could be discussed in its march 20-20 meeting.

We will of course continue to follow this for you on air and online at w-t-h-i-tv dot com.

Reporting live in vigo county i'm sarah lehman news 10 back to

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