Author: Debbie Hewlett
Last Updated: 23rd September 2021
Churchill Downs Incorporated has submitted a plan for the development of the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort in Vigo County, Indiana.
The casino will have up to 1,000 slot machines, 50 table games, a 125-room hotel, a TwinSpires sportsbook, and a variety of food and beverage options.
Premier casino and gaming properties
Bill Carstanjen, chief executive officer of CDI said: “Churchill Downs has a 147-year track record of offering extraordinary entertainment experiences and has significant expertise developing premier casino and gaming properties throughout the United States.
“We are proud to offer our vision for this world-class casino, a true destination resort designed to draw visitors and economic activity from across the midwest to Terre Haute.”
economic impact analysis
According to a Purdue University economic impact analysis, the Queen of Terre Haute will produce $190 million in annual regional economic effect, with 1,000 construction jobs and 500 permanent jobs.
According to the analysis, the project will result in a 2 percent annual boost in the gross regional product of west central Indiana.
“We appreciate the local encouragement we’ve received as we’ve evaluated this opportunity,” added Carstanjen.
“In the days ahead, we look forward to making our case to the Indiana Gaming Commission as to why our proposal to build the Queen of Terre Haute is in the best interest of the residents and businesses of Terre Haute, Vigo County and the State of Indiana.”