USA – A gambling license meeting, between the Indiana Gaming Commission and an Indiana gaming and entertainment firm has been cancelled amid federal charges against a political consultant.
The federal charges are for the illegal funnelling of campaign contributions.
It is not yet confirmed whether the charges are related to a previous investigation in Virginia whereby fifteen thousand dollars were also illegally funnelled.
Spectacle Entertainment was proposing a new casino establishment in Terre Haute, Indiana, home of the Indiana State University.
Spectacle Entertainment LLC was founded in 2018 following a merger with Majestic Holdco, owners of the Majestic Star casino.
However, the Indiana Gaming Commission has announced today that the meeting, which was scheduled for 7th February 2020 has been cancelled whilst it investigates information that it received yesterday on the activities of Spectacle Entertainment.
Two weeks ago, it was reported that a deal took place on a new Gary casino, which started construction near the beginning of January 2020, for Spectacle Entertainment to own the casino license and Hard Rock to operate the casino.
It is unclear as to whether the current events will impact on the new casino.