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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado racino initiative 68 shifts spending from TV to ground game (10/22/2014)
(Colorado) -- Supporters of a constitutional amendment to allow casino-style gambling at the Arapahoe Park horse-race track are shifting their strategy from an over-the-...
article Our View Amendment 68: Disingenuous, ill-advised (10/22/2014)
(Colorado) -- As voters, we are being asked to add to the Colorado Constitution a plan to allow casino gambling at a horse track in suburban Denver. The world is full of...
article Local school officials lukewarm on Amendment 68 (10/21/2014)
(Colorado) -- Area school boards have not taken a position regarding a statewide question on the Nov. 4 ballot that promises to increase funding for public schools by...
article Proposed racetrack gambling amendment on Colorado ballot; Colorado Springs-area funding on both sides (10/21/2014)
(Colorado) -- The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs...
article Gambling for the children: an overview of Amendment 68 (10/19/2014)
(Colorado) -- One amendment on November’s ballot could change the Colorado state constitution. It promises additional funding for K-12 education.
article Amendment 68: Casino Gambling at Arapahoe Park (10/18/2014)
(Colorado) -- Arapahoe Park casino _PerrVoters will decide whether to allow casino gambling at a horse racetrack in Aurora, and two other locations in the future, with...
article Aurora casino backers offer to pony up $34M for roads and cops if Amendment 68 passes (10/18/2014)
(Colorado) -- Proponents of Amendment 68, who are betting that voters will let them turn Aurora’s horse-race track into a full-fledged casino, say they’ve...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Casino backers spending heavily on TV ads (10/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Pro-casino television ads by an industry -backed political group have run nearly 3,000 times on local broadcast stations, while underfunded gambling...
article Stop gaming debate on casino gambling (10/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- With the general election just two weeks away, the four referendum questions on the state ballot are getting almost as much attention as the governor...
article Casino companies spend another $4.5 million to defeat casino repeal (10/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The three licensed casino companies in Massachusetts, including MGM Resorts, have donated another $4.5 million to the campaign to oppose a repeal of...
article Casino Company Cash Continues To Dominate Ballot Question Spending In Massachusetts (10/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- All three companies slated to receive casino licenses in Massachusetts are spending millions to beat back a ballot question aiming to repeal the state...
article Casino firms spend heavily to fight repeal of law (10/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino companies that have been awarded licenses in Massachusetts donated $4.5 million this month to a group fighting repeal of the state's casino...
article Travel company chairman is the leading donor to the casino repeal effort (10/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The effort to repeal the state's 2011 casino law has attracted a number of Boston's deep-pocketed executives and philanthropists. But there...
article Question Three: Putting Casinos Before The People (10/20/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- After Massachusetts passed the casino law in 2011, the opposing views on expanded gambling seemed like a moot point. But the question of casinos is...
article Wynn makes its first donation to thwart the casino repeal ballot question (10/20/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- When casino operators Penn National and MGM started plowing millions into a campaign this summer to stop a ballot question that would repeal the state...
article Casino campaigns intensify in Springfield (10/20/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- With just two weeks until the statewide casino referendum, both sides of the “repeal” question are stepping up their campaign efforts.
article Casino opponents’ lottery forecast based on faulty data (10/19/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino opponents are forecasting a doomsday for the Massachusetts Lottery if casinos are allowed to open in the state, but their predictions are not...
article Casino question could be a jackpot (10/19/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Top union officials are vowing a strong Election Day turnout to defeat a casino-repeal ballot measure — a push that could prove the wild card...
article Jewish, Christian and Islamic Leaders Lead Anti-Casino Movement in Massachusetts (10/19/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts state law passed in 2011 and approved by the legislature that allowed developments of casino’s in the state is now facing an...
article Editorial: No good reason to stop the casinos (10/19/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts did not plunge recklessly into the casino business. It was debated for years, with considerable tugging back and forth between the...
article Keller @ Large: New Poll Shows Support For Casinos (10/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A new Boston Globe poll shows voters rejecting Question Three, the ballot question aiming to repeal the casino law. John Ribeiro was a key architect...
article Mass. voters to decide fate of casino law (10/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- In this suburb a few miles from the Rhode Island state line, construction crews are moving earth, pouring concrete and filling out the steel frame of...
article Question 3 – Gamble of a question (10/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- I’m not a huge fan of casinos. I don’t see them as a must have or a guiding light to save this state’s budget woes (nothing will be...
article Repeal the Casino Deal campaign stickers put on meters (10/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Drivers may have noticed casino campaign signs in front of people’s homes, businesses, and even on parking meters in downtown Springfield.
article Berwick to help casino foes raise $$$ (10/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Former candidate for governor Don Berwick is staying active in Massachusetts politics. A day after Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley...
article Bishops urge support of ballot casino repeal (10/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino tycoons assure Bay Staters that they will bring jobs and revenue here, but opponents call their pledge a bluff. The people opposed to expanded...
article Last chance to fix a bad bet (10/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has promised that casinos will "spur economic growth in every region of the commonwealth." That's a tall order....
article Patrick mulls ballot questions (10/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is ready to bring his strong approval rating to bear on four ballot questions, aiming to preserve gas-tax and gaming policies he...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article HERDT: What Prop. 48 will and won't decide (10/22/2014)
(California) -- Before deciding how to vote on Proposition 48 on the Nov. 4 ballot, there are two things a California voter should know: 1. A yes vote means there will...
article PALERMO: California Referendum Targets Obama Gambling Policies [sub req] (10/22/2014)
(California) -- President Obama’s policies on tribal casinos face Election Day scrutiny from voters in California, where campaigners and several Indian tribes are...
article Breakdown of Prop 48, off-reservation casino debate (10/21/2014)
(California) -- The ads calling for a no vote on Prop 48 make it sound like the vote would stop Indian tribes from building casinos off of reservation property. But that...
article Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 48 — Indian gaming compacts (10/21/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 is a referendum on Assembly Bill 277, a bill passed by the legislature in June 2013 to approve gaming compacts between the state and the...
article Madera Community Split On Proposition 48, Casino Plan (10/21/2014)
(California) -- In just a few weeks Proposition 48 will ask California voters to approve or reject a plan to build a new Indian casino on Highway 99 north of Madera....
article Proposition 48: Jackpot? (10/21/2014)
(California) -- Who's Behind It: The North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians are in favor; other casino-operating tribes, who managed to push this onto the ballot...
article Supervisors approve campaign finance limit, take supportive stance for Prop. 48 (10/21/2014)
(California) -- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 — with 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace dissenting — to approve a campaign finance...
article WALTERS: Prop. 48 is new episode in California’s long-running Indian saga (10/21/2014)
(California) -- The multibillion-dollar casino gambling monopoly that Indian tribes enjoy is one of California’s most remarkable cultural and political sagas...
article ELIAS: Props. 45, 48 are obvious 'yes' votes (10/20/2014)
(California) -- It's almost a foregone conclusion that the Proposition 1 water bond on next month's ballot will pass easily: Every poll shows it with almost a 2-...
article OP/ED: Post recommends a no vote on Prop. 48 (10/20/2014)
(California) -- In 2000, proposition 1A was approved by the California electorate to allow Indian tribes to operate casinos on tribal lands.
article Proposition 48 Opponents Say It Will Lead to State-Wide Gambling Expansion (10/20/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 affects the building of tribal casinos and Vegas-style gaming on non-tribal land by North Fork Rancheria of Mono people and the Wiyot...
article Rivals raise nearly $16M to block North Fork Rancheria's casino (10/20/2014)
(California) -- Rival tribes have raised nearly $16 million to convince voters in California to reject an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono...
article Propositions 45, 48: Two Obvious 'Yes' Votes (10/19/2014)
(California) -- It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Proposition 1 water bond on next month’s ballot will pass easily: Every poll shows it with almost...
article Prop. 48 revives California’s off-reservation casino debate (10/18/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48, a referendum on two tribal gaming compacts brokered by Gov. Jerry Brown and approved by the Legislature, will ask voters whether they...
article Editorial: IJ's stands on Nov. 4 state propositions (10/18/2014)
(California) -- On the Nov. 4 ballot, California voters are being asked to decide the fate of six propositions dealing with issues ranging from water to tribal casinos.
article Editorial: The statewide ballot questions (10/18/2014)
(California) -- The Editorial Board had not intended to weigh in on statewide races this year, but one item on the ballot compelled us to take a closer look at the...
article Letter: This election, vote yes on Proposition 48 (10/18/2014)
(California) -- A yes vote on Proposition 48 approves the North Fork Rancheria's and Wiyot Tribe's gaming compacts, passed by a bipartisan majority of the state...
article Opinion: Off the reservations (10/18/2014)
(California) -- Let’s see now.This week the Environmental Protection Agency announced $5.6 million in funding to invest in Southern California tribes for...
article Prop. 48: Look long and hard, then reject (10/18/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48, which appears on the November ballot, can be likened to a stereogram, or what some call a Magic Eye image. At first, the image is...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article South Dakota voters to decide future of Deadwood gaming (10/22/2014)
(South Dakota) -- In less than two weeks voters in South Dakota will take to the polls not only to elect political leaders but also to decide the fate of an industry...
article South Dakota Weighs Table Games Expansion [sub req] (10/21/2014)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakotans are expected to approve a referendum on November 4 to permit roulette, keno and craps at Deadwood casinos for the first time. A...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Newport Grand, opponents in court over referendum (10/21/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- The battle between supporters and opponents of table games at Newport Grand has moved into a Superior Court courtroom.
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article CASHING IN: Margin tax battle raising millions (10/10/2014)
(Reno) -- Two words — margin tax — have fueled what already could be the most expensive ballot question ever in Nevada. Nearly $3.5 million has been raised...
article Voters To Decide On Off-Reservation Casino (10/5/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 asks Californians to approve an agreement between the North Fork Indian tribe and the state under which the tribe would build a casino on...
article Viewpoints: Proposition 48 will open floodgates to casinos in California (10/5/2014)
(California) -- In 2000, California voters were asked to approve limited casino gambling on Indian reservations. Tribes promised that casinos would open only on...
article California tribe's casino plan to go before voters (10/4/2014)
(California) -- A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from...
article Tribal gambling referendum at a glance (10/4/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 gives California voters a chance to approve or reject a deal signed by the governor and passed by the Legislature that would allow the...
article Minister suspends National Gambling Board (9/22/2014)
(South Africa) -- Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has suspended the entire National Gambling Board pending the outcome of a forensic investigation.
article SCHMIT: Years ago, California tribes asked voters to approve limited casino... (9/13/2014)
(California) -- Prop. 48 will escalate tribal casinos off-reservation; vote no. Years ago, California tribes asked voters to approve limited casino gaming on Indian...
article Editorial: Prop. 48 would build casino in Madera; we don’t need it (9/7/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 is about figuring out when enough is enough. If you feel there aren’t enough casinos in California, vote “yes,” as Gov....
article Editorial: Time to draw the line on 'reservation shopping’ (9/7/2014)
(California) -- Indian gaming in California today bears little resemblance to the concept approved by voters with the passage of Proposition 1A in 2000.
article Nebraska high court rejects horse racing measure (9/5/2014)
(Nebraska) -- Voters will not see a measure this November that would have allowed electronic betting on previously run horse races, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled...
article VIDEO: Anti-Casino Referendum Fails to Get Signatures Needed to Be Placed on CNMI Ballot in November (8/11/2014)
(Saipan) -- Ant-casino proponents on Saipan failed to put their referendum petitions on the Nov. 4 general elections after both didn’t get at least 20 percent of...
article Winnebago Tribe backs gaming amendment on Nebraska ballot (7/19/2014)
(Nebraska) -- The economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is supporting a gaming amendment on the November ballot. The Horse Race Wagering...
article Winnebago Tribe backs gaming amendment on Nebraska ballot (7/17/2014)
(Nebraska) -- The economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is supporting a gaming amendment on the November ballot.
article ‘We’ll have slots all over’ (7/17/2014)
(Nebraska) -- Three members of Gambling With the Good Life say the proposal to bring “historic horse racing” to Nebraska race tracks is actually a covert...
article Drive begins to defeat gambling proposal (7/17/2014)
(Nebraska) -- Pat Loontjer and her Gambling with the Good Life squad are gearing up for another battle against expanded gambling in Nebraska.
article Lautenbaugh answers anti-gambling group (7/17/2014)
(Nebraska) -- On Nov. 4, Nebraskans will vote on a proposed change to the state constitution, a change that would expand wagering on horse racing to electronic machines.
article Gambling foes to fight Nebraska horse racing ballot measure (7/16/2014)
(Nebraska) -- Gambling opponents have launched a campaign against a Nebraska ballot measure that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races shown on machines...
article OPINION: Gambling (7/16/2014)
(Nebraska) -- A proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot will mark the first time in a decade that Nebraska voters will be asked to approve a new form of...
article Our Opinion / Expanded gambling, whatever the form, remains a bad idea (7/16/2014)
(Nebraska) -- We can't remember the specifics, but there was surely a comedy sketch somewhere during the early days of videotape about two guys watching a football...
article CSKT voters to decide on amendment to allow recall of council members (7/11/2014)
(Montana) -- Eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal members will go to the polls Saturday to decide whether to amend the CSKT Constitution to allow the recall...

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