Indiana: Business Groups push for legalization of video gaming terminals in bars and truck stops

The Business Groups in Indiana State have joined hands to push for the legalization of Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) in bars and truck stops.

The business heads have claimed that the state and the local government could benefit from the project and earn upto $165 million revenue per year.

The businessmen claim that the infrastructure project would also lead to job creation in the state. The proponents of the idea have made a detailed video explaining their proposal.

As per the report by, the coalition includes organizations supporting coin-operated amusement machine operators, bars and taverns, truck stops, and bowling allies.

While the organizations insisted the legislators to learn from Illinois which has made significant economic progress on the basis of said idea, the lawmakers did not seem to accept the idea as yet.

The Indiana General Assembly is scheduled to start its 2021 session on Jan. 11 and run through April 29. It remains to be seen whether the efforts of the business groups bear fruit.