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article Milpitas council to review card room ballot measure for November (7/31/2014)
(California) -- Milpitas City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 5 will consider placing a measure on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot that if approved by voters would allow a card room...
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Off-Reservation Casinos

article PRESS DEMOCRAT: Don’t relax standards for tribes, casinos (7/31/2014)
(California) -- California is home to 109 recognized Indian tribes operating 71 gaming facilities, including the River Rock Casino in Alexander Valley and the Graton...
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Colorado Gaming

article Ballot measure to allow casino gambling at racetracks gets green light (7/28/2014)
(Colorado) -- A measure proposing to legalize casino gambling at the Arapahoe Park racetrack in Aurora received the green light Monday from Colorado Secretary of State...
article Arapahoe Park proposed casino raises neighborhood concerns (7/19/2014)
(Colorado) -- Residents of the Tollgate Crossing neighborhood in southeast Aurora say the horse racing track near their homes has been a good neighbor, but they worry...
article Plan to Add Casino at Aurora Race Track Moves Ahead (7/15/2014)
(Colorado) -- A measure that would allow expanded gambling at the Arapahoe Park race track in Aurora — including about 2,500 slot machines and 65 table games...
article Voters could decide on casino in Aurora (7/15/2014)
(Colorado) -- With a name like "Coloradans For Better Schools," the campaign that hauled boxes full of signed petition forms into the Secretary of State's...
article Backers of casino-style gaming at Colorado racetracks submit petitions (7/14/2014)
(Colorado) -- Backers of an initiative to expand casino gambling to racetracks said they submitted 136,342 petition signatures Monday to Colorado's Secretary of...
article Casino backers say they’ve got the signatures to advance school funding measure (7/14/2014)
(Colorado) -- Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to expand casino gambling announced Monday they’ve gathered well more than the required number of signatures...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Atlantic City casino closings put focus on gambling saturation (7/27/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Some casino opponents in Massachusetts say the trouble currently facing the industry in Atlantic City is a sign that expanded gambling is an...
article Harvard professor calls for 1000-minister anti-casino conference (7/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Stand For Democracy, a group of Harvard students, faculty, and alumni, brought together organizers, activists, community leaders, Harvard students,...
article Work on Plainridge casino continuing even as gambling repeal looms (7/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Penn National Gaming continues to build the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville despite the Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling on June 24 allowing...
article Wording of ballot question repealing Massachusetts casino law could prove confusing in November (7/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- "No" means "yes" and "yes" means "no." That potentially confusing truth applies to the ballot question voters...
article Video: Harvard hosts anti-casino group (7/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A group of religious leaders, community organizers and Harvard University professors came together today to declare their joint mission to stop...
article Call for questions: What shall we ask representatives from Repeal the Casino Deal? (7/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The Republican and MassLive.com Editorial Board will meet with representatives from Repeal the Casino Deal this week.
article Harvard professors, religious leaders to back anti-casino effort (7/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A group of Harvard University professors and religious leaders are slated to join forces with casino opponents today in a united push behind the...
article Know what you’re voting for on casino ballot question (7/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino opponents will have a chance in November to un-do the casino process in Massachusetts. But the wording of that ballot question could cause...
article Casino law backers organize to fight repeal (7/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A new political committee has been created to fight the anti-casino ballot question, raising the potential for a flood of money from well-heeled...
article Top Attorney Forms Ballot Committee Opposed to Casino Law Repeal [4th Item] (7/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A ballot committee opposed to the proposed repeal the state's casino law formed on Tuesday. According to a filing with the state Office of...
article Keep or toss out state's casino law? (7/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Janet Sullivan Kennedy, a member of Foxboro's racino committee, has some advice for people who don't live in communities targeted for a casino.
article Committee forms to oppose Massachusetts casino ballot question (7/9/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A new political committee has formed to oppose a ballot question that would repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law.
article Editorial: Hold casino bets until voters decide (7/6/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week that a referendum question to repeal the 2011 law authorizing gaming in Massachusetts...
article Campaign View: Casinos and politics (7/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A campaign that had been looking for a theme found one last week, with a little help from the Supreme Judicial Court. Now casinos will be on the...
article Casino question could be confusing (7/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Four months from now voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of casinos in the Commonwealth, but voting “Yes” or “No”...
article Hotly debated Mass. casino repeal will be Question 3 (7/3/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It seems the most mundane of bureaucratic tasks: assigning numbers to the state’s ballot questions. But the numbers, unveiled Thursday, will...
article Moran: Expect the endless spin of casino referendum ads (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- You will soon find yourself deeply involved in an intense courtship. Does that sound like a half-baked prediction from a stale fortune cookie, or...
article Patrick predicts voters will reject casino repeal (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Back from Panama, Gov. Deval Patrick said he has found a lot to like in the fiscal 2015 state budget that landed on his desk Monday, and has few...
article Support for casino gaming in Massachusetts holding strong, WBUR poll concludes (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A week after the state's highest court ruled that the voters of Massachusetts will get their chance to decide the fate of the 2011 Expanded Gaming...
article Two New Polls Show Support for Casinos (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A couple of new polls point to continued majority support in Massachusetts for keeping the state’s casino legislation in place, but they bring...
article State gambling commission denies Mayor Walsh's request to delay Boston-area casino license (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators have turned down Boston's request to halt the eastern region casino license process until after the November election,...
article Poll: Voters favor retaining state’s gambling law by slim margin (7/1/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- By a narrow margin, Greater Boston voters favor retaining the state’s new gambling law that allows for three casinos and one slot-machine parlor.
article Costly casino campaign likely (6/30/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters have spent millions to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Massachusetts — with limited success. Groups seeking to repeal the...
article High Stakes: Expensive campaign expected for casino question (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters have spent millions to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Massachusetts — with limited success. Groups seeking to repeal the...
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New Jersey Gaming

article North Jersey legislator suggests referendum on allowing casinos outside Atlantic City (7/18/2014)
(New Jersey) -- A North Jersey legislator has suggested allowing state residents to vote on whether or not to permit two additional casinos outside of Atlantic City.
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Springfield Casino

article Viewpoint: Anti-casino group is sincere, but lacks any solutions for a drowning city (7/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Picture a drowning man at the beach. A mysterious stranger extends a hand to save him. "No thanks, I'm good,'' the victim says as the...
article Anti-casino Activists Launch Referendum Campaign (7/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Anti-casino activists launched a statewide referendum campaign today in Springfield where they outlined plans for convincing voters to keep Las Vegas-...
article Anti-casino activists launch Repeal the Casino Deal movement (7/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The group of anti-casino activists involved with the Repeal the Casino Deal Springfield group spoke to area residents today explaining why they don...
article Anti-Casino Group Launches Campaign to Support Ballot Question (7/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Anti-casino activists gathered in Springfield on Wednesday to launch their political campaign in support of a November ballot question repealing a...
article Anti-casino group launches Springfield campaign (7/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Anti-casino activists on Wednesday set their sights on Springfield, which would be home to Massachusetts' first licensed casino, as they attempt...
article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno asked to write summary opposing casino repeal ballot question (7/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Secretary of State William Galvin asked Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno to represent the opponents of a ballot question that would repeal the state...
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Glendale Casino

article Referendum on H.R. Bill 1410 denied by city clerk (7/11/2014)
(Arizona) -- Respect the Promise, who pulled a referendum to overturn the city council’s vote no to oppose H.R. Bill 1410, was rejected by the city clerks office...
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North Fork Rancheria

article Gambling opposition group warns of Indian casino expansion (7/9/2014)
(California) -- The big business of Indian gaming could be a controversial issue in California this fall. A proposal from two Central Valley tribes to build casinos away...
article Proposition 48 on California ballot repeals North Fork compact (7/1/2014)
(California) -- A referendum to repeal a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California will appear on the ballot as Proposition 48...
article Kimme: A fun election season awaits [Final Item] (6/30/2014)
(California) -- .... Most creative name for hiding who is really behind this proposition: the Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Contracts. About a year ago, the State...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island Casino Referendum Gets Second Chance [sub req'd] (7/8/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Before casino construction starts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island residents will again vote this November on a referendum to allow table games at...
article Newport casino question on ballot once again (7/6/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Voters in Newport will be asked once again if they want gambling to be expanded at the struggling Newport Grand facility.
article Sharp battles lines drawn over Newport Grand casino vote (7/6/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- On a humid afternoon recently, Tony Moore stood with his arms crossed at his tiny Broadway barbershop, as he recalled his vote two years ago against...
article Governor Chafee signs law allowing referendum on Newport Grand (7/3/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Governor Chafee has signed into law the legislation calling for a referendum this November on Newport Grand’s renewed casino drive
article R.I. senators return to State House to shore up vote on Newport Grand casino referendum (6/30/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s senators returned to Smith Hill on Monday to approve, for a second time, the proposed Newport Grand casino referendum, after a...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Expanded gambling could go on ballot (7/4/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Casino gaming may be added sooner rather than later to the list of four-season tourism activities taking place in North Jersey. Drawing praise by state...
article Senate president hints at possible referendum to move casino gambling to North Jersey (7/3/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Five months after being quoted supporting Atlantic City and improvements to tourism in the resort, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney indicated there...
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Other News

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...
article New Jersey Voters Could See Casino Expansion on Ballot (7/5/2014)
(New Jersey) -- In New Jersey, the official party line (of pretty much all parties) has been unwavering support of Atlantic City. Governor Chris Christie and legislators...
article Petition to repeal Saipan casino law garners 3,000 signatures (6/8/2014)
(Saipan) -- The petition to repeal the Saipan casino law has attracted 3,000 signatures and was submitted to the Attorney General’s Office last Thursday.
article Dunkley: No turning back on gambling referendum (5/30/2014)
(Bermuda) -- Premier Michael Dunkley said the House will move forward in approving gambling for Bermuda and there was no need for a referendum.
article ‘Referendum threat turned off investor’ (4/28/2014)
(Saipan) -- Senate vice president Victor Hocog (R-Rota) said yesterday that the investor group that invited and paid for his and other CNMI officials’ trip to Hong...
article Instant Racing to be on November ballot in Nebraska (4/8/2014)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Legislature on Monday afternoon advanced a proposed constitutional amendment to the November ballot that would allow the state’s...
article Nebraska voters will weigh in on historical horse races (4/7/2014)
(Nebraska) -- A ballot initiative that opens the door to expanded gambling at the former Atokad horse track in South Sioux City passed the state Legislature by a nose...
article Effort to place historic horse racing on November ballot fails (4/3/2014)
(Nebraska) -- An effort to have Nebraska voters decide the issue of historic horse races has fallen short. The Unicameral initially voted 29-19-1 on LR 41, which would...
article CITA urges caution on gambling in Cayman (12/29/2013)
(Cayman Islands) -- As Bermuda’s government prepares to introduce gaming legislation as a potential “game changer” for the island’s struggling...
article Bermuda Prepares to Vote on Casinos (12/9/2013)
(Bermuda) -- A bill authorizing a referendum on bringing casino gaming to Bermuda was expected last week to be approved by Parliament.
article Gambling referendum question called ‘loaded’ (12/2/2013)
(Bermuda) -- Government’s question for the gambling referendum is sure to provoke controversy as being loaded. The question is: “Do you favour the...
article White Earth Nation Adopts New Constitution (11/23/2013)
(Minnesota) -- In a historic vote, on November 19, 2013, the White Earth Nation in northwestern Minnesota became the first member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT)...

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