City and county officials respond to casino developments


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – City officials say bringing a casino to Terre Haute is a tremendous opportunity.

Four groups could potentially build a casino in the area and city officials say we really can’t go wrong.

Vigo County Commissioner Mike Morris says it took a long time.

“The whole community is a little on their heels because all of these things were in the works and we should probably have a casino off the ground by now,” said Morris.

Terre Haute City Council President Earl Elliott says people want this casino because it brings jobs and income to the city.

He expects 750 new jobs and around 3,000 tourists per day.

In his eyes, this could only mean a stronger economy.

“I firmly believe this will lead to further growth in the area where the casino is located. More, more restaurants, more activities, more options,” said Elliott.

How long it could take to build the casino

Alderman Elliott told me a company told him it could be about 14 months from the November 17th decision date.

However, he said that if there are supply chain bottlenecks, it can end up taking a little longer.

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