Rule could spur more trips to Indiana casinos

July 5, 2008 7:53:24 PM PDT
State gaming regulators have approved a rule change that could bring more high-rollers to Indiana casinos on group trips that often include free meals or rooms for gamblers.The Indiana Gaming Commission approved a new rule that makes business cheaper and easier for so-called "junketeers." Junketeers are firms that organize casino trips and are generally paid based on how much their customers gamble or are expected to gamble.

Under the rule change, junketeer firms no longer must be licensed casino suppliers, and will no longer have to pay a $5,000 fee. Now companies will register with the state and pay a fee of $250 for the business, plus $75 for each individual junketeer.