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Maryland Gaming

article Voters to decide on sports betting (9/19/2020)
(Maryland) -- Washington County voters will find some statewide issues to consider on the 2020 general election ballot, most notably whether sports betting should be...
article On Maryland ballots this fall: Should sports gambling be legal? (9/15/2020)
(Maryland) -- The sports gambling company DraftKings, which built its brand on fantasy sports, has put $250,000 behind persuading Maryland voters to legalize sports...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article SD voters to decide future of marijuana legalization and sports betting (9/19/2020)
(South Dakota) -- All eyes are on the race between President Donald Trump, and challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. South Dakotans have more at stake on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article OPINION: Nebraska voters should approve casino measures (9/19/2020)
(Nebraska) -- For years, opponents have fought repeated efforts to legalize casino gambling in Nebraska, arguing it would lead to added bankruptcies and addiction. We...
article Nebraska Supreme Court places gambling initiatives on November ballot (9/14/2020)
(Nebraska) -- On September 10, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a trio of initiatives that would authorize, regulate, and tax gambling at horse racetracks did not...
article The Nebraska Supreme Court greenlights vote on gambling legalization (9/14/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state voters should get the opportunity this year to legalize casino gambling in cities with horse tracks....
article Tribal corporation secures victory in gaming initiative dispute (9/11/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court on Thursday approving three related gaming initiatives will pave the way for casino gambling at racetracks if...
article Court orders casino gambling be placed on ballot (9/10/2020)
(Nebraska) -- In a split 4-3 decision, the Nebraska Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Secretary of State Bob Evnen to place a three-pronged casino gambling initiative on...
article Nebraska high court allows casino measure on ballot, giving win to Ho-Chunk's Atokad track (9/10/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters should get a chance this year to legalize casino gambling in South Sioux City and other cities with horse tracks, the state Supreme Court...
article Nebraska voters will decide whether to allow casino gambling at horse racing tracks (9/10/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Voters will get to weigh in on a set of three ballot initiatives that if passed would permit and regulate casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks,...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Nebraska voters will decide whether to allow casino gambling at horse racing tracks (9/12/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Voters will get to weigh in on a set of three ballot initiatives that would permit and regulate casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks, the State...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Colorado community colleges back ballot measure to empower casino towns (9/10/2020)
(Colorado) -- The potential beneficiary of loosening up local gambling laws in Colorado has thrown its support behind Amendment 77. The ballot measure this November...
article Eleven ballot measures tempt Colorado's political spectrum (9/7/2020)
(Colorado) -- Amendment 77/initiative 257 -- eliminate gaming limits in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek casinos. What it does: removes the $100 maximum betting...
article Colorado initiative to expand gaming types and increase maximum single bets certified for November ballot (8/31/2020)
(Colorado) -- Questions set to appear on the Colorado November ballot were finalized on August 27 after the last citizen initiative awaiting a statement of sufficiency...
article Signatures submitted for Colorado initiative allowing voters in Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek (8/3/2020)
(Colorado) -- Local Choice Colorado, sponsors of Initiative #257, reported submitting over 200,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office on July 28. To...
article Supporters Of Expanded Gambling Turn In Signatures For 2020 Crowded Ballot Full Of Hotly Contested Issues (7/30/2020)
(Colorado) -- Colorado could see more types of casino games and higher bet limits. Supporters of a measure that would allow gaming towns to raise the stakes and legalize...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article With funding as hurdle, new Danville police station hinges on casino vote (9/10/2020)
(Virginia) -- Danville could get a new police station on property off Memorial Drive in the Schoolfield area. Whether the estimated $17.7 million project is built would...
article Danville Casino Referendum Will Go Before Local Virginia Voters in November (8/8/2020)
(Virginia) -- A judge in Danville, Virginia, has issued an order that will place a ballot referendum before local voters in November asking them whether they approve of...
article Danville voters will see casino referendum on November ballot (8/7/2020)
(Virginia) -- Residents in Danville will see a referendum on their November General Election Ballots in regards to casino gaming. Danville Circuit Court Judge Joseph...
article 'Now it’s in the hands of the citizens:': Casino question officially on November ballot (8/7/2020)
(Virginia) -- There have not been any formal surveys or polling surrounding the question of a casino done by the city, but Councilman Lee Vogler and Danville Mayor...
article Danville council passes resolution requesting casino referendum on November ballot (8/5/2020)
(Virginia) -- Danville City Council voted to pass a resolution requesting that a referendum be held in November on whether a casino will be allowed in the city. Council...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article TV commercial promoting Bristol casino now airing (9/9/2020)
(Virginia) -- The campaign to elicit votes for the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino hit the airwaves Tuesday. A TV commercial featuring local business owners...
article ‘The decision is in your hands’: Partner of proposed Bristol casino speaks out ahead of referendum vote (8/26/2020)
(Virginia) -- The CEO of the United Company and founding partner of the proposed Hard Rock Resort and Casino Bristol is speaking out as the vote to bring a casino to the...
article Casino mailer arrives in city mailboxes (8/9/2020)
(Virginia) -- A colorful four-page flyer extolling the benefits of the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino arrived in city mailboxes this week. It represents one...
article Committee to promote Bristol casino project (7/29/2020)
(Virginia) -- A committee has been formed to build support for the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino, which appears on the ballot this fall. In the coming...
article 'Vote Yes For Bristol' group to advocate for proposed casino project in upcoming referendum (7/28/2020)
(Virginia) -- Leaders of the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol have announced the formation of a group that will advocate for Bristol, Virginia voters to...
article Bristol residents can request ballots for casino vote (7/24/2020)
(Virginia) -- Bristol, Virginia voters can begin casting ballots on the proposed Hard Rock Bristol casino in just 55 days. The general election is Nov. 3, but a new...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Second Osaka metropolis plan referendum may impact Osaka IR (9/4/2020)
(Japan) -- Osaka officials decided on Thursday to hold a referendum regarding the Osaka Metropolis Plan which would abolish the city of Osaka and reorganize it into four...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments for, against putting gambling on ballot (9/3/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Boosters and opponents of allowing casino gambling at state horse racing tracks argued their cases Wednesday afternoon before the Nebraska Supreme Court in...
article Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments for, against putting gambling on ballot (9/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Boosters and opponents of allowing casino gambling at state horse racing tracks argued their cases Wednesday afternoon before the Nebraska Supreme Court in...
article Supreme Court receives casino gambling initiative arguments (9/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court heard familiar arguments Wednesday as it considered a challenge to Secretary of State Bob Evnen's decision to withhold a...
article Gaming initiatives backed by tribal corporation faces uncertain future (8/29/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Gaming initiatives backed by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, can't appear on the November ballot, Nebraska...
article Secretary of State provides explanation to blocking gambling initiatives (8/28/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Earlier this week Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen blocked three gambling initiatives from appearing on the November ballot. Evnen tells News Talk...
article Casino gambling proposal goes to Nebraska Supreme Court (8/26/2020)
(Nebraska) -- As promised, sponsors of a trio of proposals that would authorize casino gambling at race tracks in Nebraska have swiftly gone to the Nebraska Supreme...
article Nebraska Supreme Court to let gambling backers argue for place on November ballot (8/26/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up a case filed by groups seeking to get a casino gambling measure on the November ballot. Lynne...
article Ho-Chunk-led group to sue to put casino gambling measure on Nebraska ballot (8/25/2020)
(Nebraska) -- An initiative proposal to authorize casino gambling at Nebraska racetracks was blocked Tuesday from inclusion on the general election ballot by Secretary...
article Secretary of state: Gambling petitions not eligible for ballot; legal challenge expected (8/25/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters might not get a chance to vote this fall on whether to allow casino gambling at racetracks, despite three petitions with the necessary...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Developers hoping to build Norfolk casino launch referendum campaign, (8/31/2020)
(Virginia) -- The developers hoping to build a casino on Norfolk’s waterfront are also hoping to help bring a grocery store to a “food desert” nearby....
article Norfolk casino campaign kicks off with donation toward building a grocery store in neighborhood food desert (8/31/2020)
(Virginia) -- Supporters of a casino resort in Norfolk officially kicked off their "I'm all in" campaign to drum up support for the issue. Norfolk Mayor...
article Supporters of Norfolk casino launch effort for referendum approval (8/31/2020)
(Virginia) -- With just over two months until Election Day, voters in Norfolk and Portsmouth will vote on referendums to approve casinos being built in their cities....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article Secretary of state blocks gambling initiatives from November ballot (8/25/2020)
(Kentucky) -- An initiative proposal to authorize casino gambling at Nebraska racetracks was blocked Tuesday from inclusion on the general election ballot by Secretary...
1 Article on this Issue

California Sports Betting

article Sports betting proposal driven by tribes could be voted in 2021 (8/17/2020)
(California) -- The sports betting initiative driven by California Native American tribes won’t be on the November ballot, but there is a special alternative that...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Group drops bid to put casinos on Arkansas ballot (8/8/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The committee promoting a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize 16 more casinos in Arkansas on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to...
article Casino amendment backers drop court appeal and campaign (8/7/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Wins 2020, the campaign to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to legalize 16 more casinos in Arkansas, has given up the fight.
article Lengthy title snags measure on 16 casinos (7/30/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday balked at signing off on the ballot title's language for a proposed constitutional amendment that...
article Another setback for casino amendment (7/29/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Wins 2020, the group seeking to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to legalize 16 more casinos controlled by amendment backers, got...
article Appeal filed over Arkansas casino measure (7/25/2020)
(Arkansas) -- A group seeking to expand casino gambling in more than a dozen Arkansas counties filed an appeal Friday of Secretary of State John Thurston's decision...
article Secretary of state rejects another ballot petition (7/24/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Secretary of State John Thurston has refused to give extended time for signature gathering to a third proposed constitutional amendment — to expand...
article Casino campaign demands secretary of state certify its petitions (7/20/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Wins 2020, the mystery group backing a constitutional amendment to legalize 16 more casinos in Arkansas, has demanded that Secretary of State John...
article Arkansas justices urged to compel count (7/18/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Two ballot committees promoting proposed constitutional amendments on changing elections for most state offices and the method used for redistricting on...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Why did Ballot Measure 1 get crushed? Opponents outspent backers – by a lot – but other factors were also at play. (11/12/2018)
(Alaska) -- The business-backed group Stand for Alaska poured more than $10 million into the campaign against Ballot Measure 1, eclipsing spending by the competition in...
article Election Aftermath Mixed for Thoroughbred Interests (11/7/2018)
(USA) -- In the aftermath of Election Day, the gambling landscape shifted significantly overnight in three states. But the results are mixed in terms of how the measures...
article Gambling Issues Could Impact Racing in Arkansas, Idaho (10/20/2018)
(USA) -- While a proposed constitutional amendment in Florida appears to be the biggest issue throughout the country on the upcoming November ballot that could impact...
press release Bi-Partisian Team 1st Tuesday Campaigns Launches Referendum Initiative Firm (10/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Three of the most successful campaign and ballot-measure strategists of the past three decades have launched a new bi-partisan firm—1ST...
article De-Escalate reacts to Supreme Court sending I-940 to the ballot (8/30/2018)
(Washington) -- The State Supreme Court ruled Aug. 28 that I-940 must be placed on the November ballot. The Court also ruled that ESHB 3003 was not passed as an...
article Voters choose sides in Palm Springs short-term housing rental war (6/4/2018)
(California) -- That classic Midcentury Modern home you’ve been eyeing on Airbnb might not be listed for much longer. On Tuesday, Palm Springs is scheduled to vote...
article Petition to put McKinley statue removal on voting ballot gets sufficient signature support (5/23/2018)
(California) -- A petition that would put the removal of the McKinley statue in Arcata Plaza on the November ballot received enough supporting signatures by its May 21...
article Florida Greyhound Racing Association Moves to Have Dog Racing Ban Struck from Ballot (5/18/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida Greyhound Racing Association (FGRA) has sued to have a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing wiped from the November...
article Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Rejects Casino Ballot Proposal, Again (4/14/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected yet another casino ballot referendum, this time on grounds that the proposed question features...
article MORON ALERT: Eyman takes on Atlantic salmon net-pen ban, seeks referendum (3/22/2018)
(Washington) -- Tim Eyman has filed documents with the Washington secretary of state calling for a public vote on legislation phasing out Atlantic salmon net-pen farming...
article South Dakota voters may decide fate of Yankton casino complex (2/24/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A possible South Dakota constitutional amendment on the November ballot that might have allowed voters to decide the fate of a proposed casino complex...
article Washington Voters Will Likely Get To Weigh In On Police Deadly Force (12/28/2017)
(Washington) -- Washington voters will likely get to weigh in on police use of deadly force. A ballot measure on that subject turned in around 360,000 voter signatures...
article Emphatic 'no' in Penghu casino vote (10/16/2016)
(Taiwan) -- In a referendum Saturday, Penghu residents gave an emphatic thumbs down to a proposal to build casinos on the island chain. Voter turnout was 39.56 percent,...
article A casino near Branson? Arkansas ballot measure would allow casino near state line (10/2/2016)
(Missouri) -- Two southwest Missouri men are behind an effort that would allow a casino in the Arkansas county closest to Branson — a community that historically...
article State tribes proposal is favored (10/2/2016)
(Alabama) -- Port Authority members will recommend the City Council accept a proposal from a group of state-recognized Native American tribes that is willing to develop...
article Algonquin say Quebec loosened mining regulations without warning (9/18/2016)
(Canada) -- The Algonquins of Barriere Lake say they’ve been hit with a nasty surprise.The Quebec government loosened regulations on mining on their land. And did...
article Penghu pro-casino group protests in Taipei: report (9/8/2016)
(Taiwan) -- Advocates of a ‘yes’ vote in Penghu County’s forthcoming referendum on casino gaming protested on Wednesday outside the headquarters of...
article Casino approval up to Arkansas voters (9/6/2016)
(Arkansas) -- A casino may neighbor Branson if an amendment is approved by Arkansas voters in the general election. If approved, three casinos would be approved to...
press release PT’s Entertainment Group unveils interactive content to its mobile app for tavern guests (9/1/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- PT’s Entertainment Group (PTEG), a division of Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: GDEN) has updated its mobile application and will now offer...
article Peter Collier says planned changes to Aboriginal Heritage Act “not racist” (8/14/2016)
(Canada) -- ABORIGINAL Affairs Minister Peter Collier says his proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act were “not racist”. Earlier this year, the...

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