French Lick casino prepares to open
A long-awaited moment will arrive today in French Lick when investors snip the ribbon on Indiana’s 11th casino and unveil a refurbished century-old hotel. The opening of the $382 million French Lick Springs Resort & Casino is viewed as a huge step in a decade-long push to revive gambling and reverse Orange County’s woeful economic fortunes.
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