Attorney General: Shed light on groups that get casino profits

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Indiana's attorney general is urging state lawmakers to take action to shed more light on the finances of groups that share in the profits of the state's casinos.

Indiana's casinos are required by law to donate portions of their profits to local governments or organizations that promote economic development.

Last year, casinos handed over about $14 million in profits to such groups.

But Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the fact that nonprofit and for-profit corporations don't have to file extensive financial reports with the state makes it tough to know if those groups are actually spending the money on promoting economic development.

Zoeller says gaming is not an industry that historically has had the public's complete trust. He says that public disclosure is the antidote to public distrust.

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