By this time next year the Burr Street exit off of I-94 in Gary will have a totally different appearance following the Indiana Gaming Commission’s approval today of the relocation of Majestic Star Casino to one of the busiest highways in the nation.
Spectacle Entertainment plans to begin construction of a land-based casino and entertainment venue later this year and has partnered with Hard Rock International to create Hard Rock Casino Gary.
“The move of the casino to I-94 will make Gary a destination and a catalyst for development along the corridor,” said Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “Secondly, the partnership with Hard Rock International and its world class entertainment will multiply the opportunities for Gary and Northwest Indiana. This move also makes room for the highest and best use of Buffington Harbor. ”