Blue Sky Granted Official Contract

10 November 2005

FRENCH LICK, Indiana – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Governor Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Gaming Commission officially granted Blue Sky Casino a contract to operate a casino in French Lick today.

During a ceremony at the French Lick Springs Resort, which is being restored as a part of the $320 million project, Gaming Commission Executive Director Ernest E. Yelton and the governor signed the contract. The West Baden Springs Hotel also is being restored as a part of the project. The casino is scheduled to open in December 2006.

"The jobs created by this project will give Orange County and neighboring counties a long-needed economic boost. This will become a true destination point for Hoosiers and other visitors to Indiana," said Daniels. "Many people have worked tirelessly for years to make this day happen. Generations from now, people will remember and benefit from those efforts."

Blue Sky Casino, LLC, a joint venture by Indianapolis real estate developer Lauth, Inc., and Cook, Inc., the Bloomington medical device manufacturer, was selected for the project by the Indiana Gaming Commission in June following issuance of a new request for proposals.

"The scope and potential of this project are significantly greater than many thought possible. Lauth and Cook are extremely committed to the success of this project and the revitalization of this community. Most importantly, they have the resources to back up their promises," said Yelton. "We will support the success of this project and ensure the integrity of the casino operation."


Related Links
French Lick Resort Details

Featured Vendors
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
Elite Gaming USA
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
35 years in the gaming industry - premium quality slot tickets, lottery tickets on time under budget
Elite Gaming USA
Provides a diverse inventory of refurbished gaming equipment and supplies from top manufacturers
TribalHub
Slot-Tickets Worldwide
TribalHub
22nd Annual TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow Nov 8-11, 2021 Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine TX
Slot-Tickets Worldwide
Slot-Tickets® Worldwide, The Original and Still the Best.
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
You one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Slot Machines Unlimited
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Casino Schedule Ease
Breathe Easy with Smokefree Casinos- a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
Breathe Easy with Smokefree Casinos- a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Breathe easier during COVID-19. We can help you reopen smokefree for everyone’s health.
Casino Essentials
Castle Merchandising Inc
Casino Essentials
The Ultimate Online Training Platform for the Casino Industry
Castle Merchandising Inc
Brand Name Products for your Player Rewards and Loyalty Programs
Bar Maid Corporation
RSA Executive Search
Bar Maid Corporation
Clean and dry thousands of chips, dice and tiles per hour with the high-speed CHIP CHAMPION machine!
RSA Executive Search
A Boutique Search firm specializing in the Recruitment of Hospitality and Gaming Entrepreneurs


Your Guide to 15,758 Gaming Industry Suppliers