Following the dismissal of a lawsuit contesting Full House Resorts’ award of the license, Churchill Downs has been given permission to proceed with the development of the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort, a destination gaming facility in Vigo County, Indiana.
Churchill Downs said: “Churchill Downs Incorporated remains excited to move forward with our plan to develop the Queen of Terre Haute. We are committed to ongoing collaboration with officials in Vigo County and the Indiana Gaming Commission to deliver a valuable regional asset and a true destination casino resort for a community that has waited long enough.”
The Indiana Gaming Commission said: “We are pleased that Full House has dismissed these actions and that Vigo County and the greater community of West Central Indiana will soon benefit from this significant economic development project.”
Up to 1,000 slot machines, 50 table games, a 125-room luxury hotel, a state-of-the-art TwinSpires sportsbook, and a variety of food and beverage options will be available at the Queen of Terre Haute. The Queen of Terre Haute will reflect the distinctive heritage of Vigo County and the surrounding region, from its name (inspired by Terre Haute’s moniker as the “Queen City of the Wabash Valley”) to concepts and design features throughout the complex.
Purdue University economists believe that the Queen of Terre Haute will generate $190 million in annual regional economic benefit, including 1,000 construction jobs and 500 permanent employment, according to an economic impact assessment. According to the analysis, the project will result in a 2% annual boost in the gross regional product of West Central Indiana.