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Arkansas Gaming

article Casino amendment supporters submit 97,000 signatures (7/6/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment expanding casino gaming submitted 97,000 signatures to the Arkansas secretary of state’s office...
article Groups backing ballot measures for casinos and non-partisan redisricting make final push for signatures (7/2/2020)
(Arkansas) -- July 4, when crowds traditionally gather for community celebrations, is often a good time for signature gathering. But that was before coronavirus. It...
article Virus Kills One ‘Bad’ Proposal; Another Seeks Signatures (6/17/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Seldom, this late in the Amendment process, have two terrible proposals been still ‘alive’ for Arkansas voters to sample. Thankfully, this past...
article BLOG: Group forms to prevent casino in Pope County (6/2/2020)
(Arkansas) -- I reported Sunday the formation of a group to attempt to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to prevent a casino in Pope County.
article Pope County residents to vote on future of casino revenue (2/5/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The March 3 election will prompt Pope County voters to approve or reject a ballot issue that proposes to use casino tax dollars for funding various capital...
article Pope County voters will decide on future casino revenue (2/3/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Voters in an Arkansas county will decide whether to use expected casino revenue to pay for improvements, including a new jail and senior citizens center....
article Vote set on uses of casino revenue in Pope County (2/3/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Pope County voters will decide in the March 3 election whether to pledge more than $80 million of future net casino revenue on improvements that include a...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

California Sports Betting

article ICYMI: California tribes granted extension on sports betting (7/6/2020)
(California) -- California tribes will have 90 more days to gather enough signatures to get their sports betting measure on the ballot in 2022 after a court granted an...
article California Tribes Granted Extension For Sports Betting 2022 Ballot Consideration (7/4/2020)
(California) -- California tribal leaders received a small victory Thursday when a state Superior Court judge ruled to offer a 90 day extension in their attempts to...
article Judge Rules For California Tribes On Sports Betting Initiative Extension (7/4/2020)
(California) -- A California Superior Court judge on Thursday made official his tentative ruling to allow a coalition of federally-recognized tribes 90 more days to...
article Californian Tribes Win Waiver to Start Sports Betting Referendum (7/3/2020)
(California) -- California’s tribes continue to push for a sports betting solution to be introduced to the November ballot for state residents to vote on. A state...
article California Sports Betting Could Make 2022 Ballot As Tribes Get Extension (7/2/2020)
(California) -- A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the...
article Judge Rules For California Tribes On Sports Betting Initiative Extension (7/2/2020)
(California) -- A California Superior Court judge on Thursday made official his tentative ruling to allow a coalition of federally-recognized tribes 90 more days to...
article California Tribal Sports Betting Day In Court Set For Tomorrow (7/1/2020)
(California) -- Legal sports betting might be kaput in the California state legislature, but in Indian Country, the push for a referendum continues to move forward. A...
article CA Tribes Not Giving Up On Their Version Of Sports Betting (6/15/2020)
(California) -- A coalition of California Indian tribes was remarkably close to the threshold of signatures needed to get its sports betting referendum on the November...
article Panelist: Strong turnout by progressive women could defeat sports betting ballot measures (5/1/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Measures on at least two states’ ballots to expand sports betting face a tougher hurdle for passage because of the presidential election, according...
article Lockdowns imperil state-level ballot initiatives (4/5/2020)
(California) -- A Michigan bid to raise taxes on the rich hits the rocks. A proposed amendment allowing sports betting at Indian casinos in California stalls. An effort...
article California Sports Betting Initiative In Jeopardy Because Of Coronavirus Lockdown (3/31/2020)
(California) -- Native American tribes recently stopped collecting signatures on their California sports betting initiative because of the coronavirus shutdown. Unable...
article One Upside Of The Coronavirus Shutdown, Maybe? Fewer Voter Initiatives (3/29/2020)
(California) -- California voters may experience a small silver lining amid the coronavirus pandemic: a shorter November ballot, featuring fewer of the statewide...
article Coronavirus halts California ballot measure signature gathering in its tracks (3/22/2020)
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order will not only keep people off the streets, but also could keep some initiative measures off the November...
article Tribes Well On Way To Putting California Sports Betting Initiative On Ballot (3/9/2020)
(California) -- Indian tribes are more than halfway to qualifying an initiative to legalize California sports betting at the state’s tribal casinos and racetracks...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Walton: Having marijuana, gambling on ballot should boost turnout (7/5/2020)
(Nebraska) -- That's more like it. Nebraska's November general election lost a little luster when property tax reduction supporters and redistricting reform...
article Nebraska casino gaming backers turn in petition signatures (7/4/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Nebraska believe the odds favor their attempt to gain voter approval this fall. In...
article Organizations acquired signatures to add gambling, medical marijuana on Nebraska ballot (7/4/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters might get a chance to vote on expanded gambling in the state. More than 475,000 signatures asking for a public vote on the issue were...
article Backers of expanding gambling turn in trio of petitions to get casino gaming on November ballot (7/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters may get another chance this fall to vote on allowing expanded gambling in the state. Keep the Money in Nebraska turned in a trio of...
article Casino gambling question likely to make ballot (7/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters will get to weigh in on whether to legalize casino gambling after supporters announced Thursday they had gathered enough signatures to put...
article Nebraska casino gaming backers turn in petition signatures (7/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Nebraska believe the odds favor their attempt to gain voter approval this fall. In...
article Casino gambling group to hold press conference July 2 (7/1/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska law that prohibits casino games might change. Organizers of the “Keep the Money in Nebraska” campaign are holding a press conference...
article July 3 petition deadline close, but signatures gathered from a distance (5/25/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Petition signature gatherers are out again, trying to wrap up drives to get their issues before voters in the 2020 general election. At least two drives...
article Virus not likely to stop Nebraska marijuana, casino measures (3/22/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters may still get a chance to legalize medical marijuana and casino gambling even though the new coronavirus has forced activists to stop...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article July 2 Is Signature Deadline to Authorize Nebraska Casino Vote in November (6/25/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Supporters and opponents of legal gaming in Nebraska are facing off in another round in the state’s ongoing debate over gambling expansion....
article "We're within striking distance": Local group promotes casino gambling in Nebraska (6/17/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska group is restarting petition drives to get casino gambling on November's ballot after putting operations on hold due to COVID-19. The group...
article Local group works to place casino gambling on the November ballot (6/16/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Should slot machines and other casino games be legal in Nebraska? That’s the question voters could soon decide on if enough signatures are collected...
article Nebraska group says they need signatures to put legalized gambling on the ballot (5/26/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Iowa allows expanded legalized gaming, but Nebraska does not. This year, some Nebraskans are trying to get the issue put on the November ballot. Horseman's...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article State House committee OKs statewide vote on legalized gambling (6/23/2020)
(Georgia) -- A proposal asking Georgia voters whether to legalize casinos, horse racing and sports betting in the Peach State is back on the table in the General...
article Hampton City Council voices support of citizens voting on gambling (2/29/2020)
(Georgia) -- The Hampton City Council voted unanimously at its Jan. 14 regular meeting to approve a resolution in support of allowing citizens to vote on casino gambling...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article A look at how casino referendum will work (4/25/2020)
(Virginia) -- A simple yes or no vote will decide whether city voters approve a casino opening at the Bristol Mall. Newly enacted legislation allows Bristol, Danville,...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article A proposal to to allow alcohol in the tribe's casino failed (3/11/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Preliminary election results say members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe vote on legalizing alcohol in casino and cannabis (3/10/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Ricky Gray Grass, the Fifth Member of OST, says legalizing medicinal and recreational cannabis would greatly help the economy for the tribe. Gray Grass...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Tribe is set to vote on legal marijuana (3/9/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will vote this week on legalizing medical and recreational marijuana on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation...
article Voters share opinions ahead of Pine Ridge Reservation's referendum on marijuana, alcohol (3/9/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Economic development, health, public safety, and traditional values are on the minds of voters ahead of the Pine Ridge Reservation's referendum on...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Maryland voters would get a say on sports betting (3/4/2020)
(Maryland) -- After years of fits and starts, an effort to legalize betting on sports is moving forward in Maryland’s legislature. A bill being debated by the...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article South Dakota voters will decide Deadwood sports-betting question on November ballot (3/3/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Just win, baby. That was the mood among a cluster of smiling Deadwood lobbyists outside the House chamber Tuesday afternoon, after the elected...
article Voters will decide on sports betting (3/3/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Sports wagering will be on the ballot in November after the S.D. House of Representatives gave Senate Joint Resolution 501 its endorsement. The Senate...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey Has No Powers to Reject Casino-Backed Referendum (2/25/2020)
(New Jersey) -- The state of New Jersey would not have the powers to ignore Atlantic City voters should they approve a casino-backed initiative to radically remodel city...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Proposed Initiative Would Allow Casino Towns to Remove Betting Limit (2/20/2020)
(Colorado) -- Gambling aficionados who play blackjack, poker, craps and other games in Colorado are limited to wagering no more than $100 on a single bet. That's...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Casino Industry, Vegas Chamber Sue To Stop Sales Tax Initiative (2/6/2020)
(Reno) -- Nevada’s hotel-casino industry wants a judge to halt a petition drive for a ballot initiative backed by the state’s biggest teachers union that...
article Casino trade group files lawsuit to block teacher union-backed gaming tax ballot question (2/5/2020)
(Nevada) -- A trade association representing Nevada’s major casinos is suing to disqualify a teacher union-backed ballot initiative that would raise the state...
article Nevada Resort Association Takes Aim at Casino Tax-Hike Ballot Measure (2/5/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casinos are looking to sabotage a ballot initiative that calls for a major hike on gaming tax. The Nevada Resort Association (NRA), which...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Graton Rancheria

article OP/ED: SMART train tax – IJ recommends no vote on Measure I (2/2/2020)
(California) -- A last-minute Sonoma County political battle has erupted over extending the quarter-cent SMART sales tax for another 30 years. Marin voters are along for...
1 Article 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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