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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado Legislative Services: Report misused in casino-campaign ads (9/23/2014)
(Colorado) -- State officials say proponents of Amendment 68, which would bring casino gambling to an Arapahoe County horse track, intentionally mischaracterized a...
article City council divided on race-track casino ballot question (9/22/2014)
(Colorado) -- Aurora City Council members remain divided on a ballot measure that will ask voters in November whether they want casino-style gaming added to the Arapahoe...
article Poll: Voters cool on A68; like open negotiations (9/17/2014)
(Colorado) -- Only a third of Colorado voters polled in a recent survey support Amendment 68, the proposed expansion of casino gambling that would earmark some revenues...
article Ad spending soars for Colorado gambling initiative (9/16/2014)
(Colorado) -- Money continued to pour into efforts to support or oppose expanded casino gambling in Colorado in the last two weeks. The two sides battling over Amendment...
article OP/ED: Skepticism on Arapahoe gambling amendment (9/16/2014)
(Colorado) -- Proponents for Amendment 68 to authorize limited-stakes gaming at Arapahoe Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County say it wouldn't cost "one penny...
article School executives association neutral on casino gambling; opposes open negotiations measure (9/16/2014)
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Association of School Executives, the advocacy group that represents school administrators statewide, has decided to take a neutral position...
article Aurora estimates casino would mean $63 million in road improvements (9/13/2014)
(Colorado) -- It would cost more than $60 million to improve roads near a potential casino at the Arapahoe Park horse racing track, an examination by the city of Aurora...
article Racetrack v. Casinos Amendment Holds Rank as Most Expensive Issue (9/8/2014)
(Colorado) -- The pitched battle between gambling interests in the mountain casino towns of Cripple Creek, Central City and Black Hawk and the Rhode Island owners of the...
article Casinos on the ballot in seven states (9/7/2014)
(Colorado) -- The Southern Colorado Gaming and Event Center is one of a handful of tracks where residents and visitors can bet on horse and greyhound races.
article Ballot wording brings debate (9/7/2014)
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters this November will see four ballot initiatives that have proponents and opponents readying the war chests for long, expensive fights.
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Casino law ad focuses on jobs (9/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- In the first television commercial defending the state casino law, the City of Springfield stars as a financially stressed urban center that really,...
article Casino Opponents Trying to Play David to Gaming Industry’s Goliath (9/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Supporters of the casino repeal effort seem like they’re embracing the role of the underdog. Campaign finance filings released earlier this...
article Debt Piling Up For Anti-Casino Group (9/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The group attempting to repeal the state’s casino law owes consultants, lawyers and supporters about $440,000 and has less than $11,000 in cash.
article Pro-casino group ramping up campaign spending (9/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A casino-financed group seeking to defeat November's ballot question to repeal the state's gambling law is ramping up its campaign spending.
article Pro-casino group steps up spending to defeat anti-gambling ballot question (9/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Led by the owners of Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, a casino-financed group seeking to defeat a November ballot question to repeal the state...
article Amiralian: Keep horse racing alive in Mass. (9/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Now that Steve Wynn has won the rights to build a casino in Everett, Mass., defeating both Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs, and ending Suffolk's 79...
article Casino repeal campaign group drafts Berwick (9/20/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The group fueling the push to repeal the state’s casino law is enlisting former Corner Office hopeful Don Berwick, a staunch casino opponent who...
article Industry spending big to KO bottle bill changes (9/20/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The beverage industry is pouring millions of dollars into a campaign to defeat a referendum to expand the state’s bottle bill to include...
article MGM Springfield preparing for November referendum (9/19/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Court Square in downtown Springfield transformed into an outdoor dinner party hosted by MGM Springfield on Friday night. Tables for the 200 attendees...
article Gelzinis: Anti-casino Davids focus on Goliath (9/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Seems like only yesterday East Boston was sure a casino would steer the neighborhood toward the land of milk and honey. When that dream died, it was...
article Pro-casino, anti-casino activists agree in principle to debates across Massachusetts ahead of November vote on casino repeal ballot question (9/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Repeal the Casino Deal activists hoping to kill the Massachusetts casino law via a ballot question in November issued a challenge on Wednesday for pro...
article Wynn weighs fight vs. casino bill repeal (9/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts, newly issued the Boston area’s sole casino license, is mulling whether to jump into the fight against the anti-casino ballot...
article Sarno Says He Respects Bishops’ Opinion On Casinos, Disagrees (9/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he is not surprised by a statement from the leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts, calling...
article Analysis: Deck Is Stacked Against Casino Repeal (9/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Policy scholars often say that implementation is the stage in the policy process when the rubber meets the proverbial road. Passing legislation is...
article Casino cash floods campaign spending (9/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino cash is beginning to play a role in the buildup to Election Day, when voters will decide whether to repeal expanded gambling in Massachusetts.
article Roman Catholic Bishops Support Mass. Casino Law Repeal (9/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Roman Catholic leaders in Massachusetts are urging residents to vote in favor of November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law.
article State’s Roman Catholic bishops back repeal of casino law (9/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s four Roman Catholic bishops on Monday formally backed the effort to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law at the ballot in November...
article Casino cash floods campaign spending (9/14/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino cash is beginning to play a role in the buildup to Election Day, when voters will decide whether to repeal expanded gambling in Massachusetts.
article Elizabeth Warren reiterates her opposition to casinos; Michael Capuano declines to give his position (9/13/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Two members of the Massachusetts federal delegation gave two very different takes on the state's casino law during recent campaign events with...
article Patrick stands behind casinos but is mum on how next gov. should respond if law repealed (9/12/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated his support on Wednesday for the state's landmark casino law, but declined to say what the next governor should do...
article Casinos spending big to fight ballot question (9/11/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino cash is beginning to play a role in the buildup to Election Day, when voters will decide whether to repeal expanded gambling in Massachusetts.
article Pro and Anti Casinos: Massachusetts to Decide Whether to Repeal Gambling (9/9/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Two large gambling companies are fueling the campaign to save Massachusetts casinos from being shut down.
article Big Campaign War Chest Edge for Casino Industry in Mass. (9/8/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- So, here’s the tale of the tape on the casino referendum front. As expected, some of the more vested interests in Massachusetts have already put...
article Money pours into ballot question campaigns (9/8/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A push to keep bottle deposits off water and sports drinks is swimming in money, and an effort to stymie a repeal of the state’s casino law hit...
article Here's what you need to know about the money behind the casino ballot battle (9/7/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The fight over casino gaming’s future in Massachusetts is shaping up to be a multimillion-dollar campaign, with two months to go before voters...
25 Total Articles on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article United Auburn tribe gives $100,000 to anti-casino compact campaign (9/22/2014)
(California) -- Signaling a potential increase in deep-pocketed opposition to a proposed Madera tribal casino, the United Auburn Indian Community has given $100,000 to...
article North Fork Rancheria banks on voter approval of casino deal (9/18/2014)
(California) -- It's taken the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California more than a decade to win state and federal approval for its off-reservation casino...
article Perkins: Expanding tribal casinos a bad bet for California (9/18/2014)
(California) -- I was one of the nearly two-thirds of California voters who in 2000 unwittingly approved Proposition 1A, a ballot measure that amended the state...
article Tribe's hopes for huge Madera casino to be battled out on ballot (9/17/2014)
(California) -- For as long as anyone in Madera County can remember, the impoverished North Fork Tribe of Mono Indians has been scattered in trailers and apartments...
article FAQs: The Times' endorsement process for the Nov. 4 elections (9/17/2014)
(California) -- It's not official but certainly feels true: California will have more elections this year than rainy days. The current downpour lasts from the first...
article Money starts flowing in for Valley casino measure Proposition 48 (9/8/2014)
(California) -- Money is beginning to pour into the statewide battle over Indian gaming compacts as voters will consider in November whether to allow what critics call...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Internet Sweepstake Cafes

article Proposed moratorium could affect Bingo Sweepstakes Cafe in Greeley (9/20/2014)
(Colorado) -- After quietly opening in June near the corner of 10th Street and 35th Avenue, the Bingo Sweepstakes Cafe entices patrons with a chance to win big —...
1 Article on this Issue

Springfield Casino

article Casino campaigns in Springfield (9/20/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- In November, Massachusetts voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of casinos in our state. Two months ago, MGM finalized its purchase of two...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Video gambling will be on ballot (9/18/2014)
(Illinois) -- Despite it being the two-year anniversary month of video gambling in Illinois, Mike Gelatka, President of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Lawsuit filed against state over Newport Grand casino ballot question (9/18/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Three Newport residents have filed a lawsuit against the state over the format of a ballot question that will decide whether table games will be added...
article Developers of Newport Grand casino endorse Newport bid to highlight ballot questions in yellow (9/15/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Prospective developers of a casino at Newport Grand have endorsed a bid by city officials to highlight casino referendum questions in yellow to reduce...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Glendale Casino

article Glendale rejects casino-deal referendums (9/17/2014)
(Arizona) -- Glendale has rejected two referendums filed by groups opposing development of a West Valley casino. City Clerk Pam Hanna on Tuesday determined that the...
article Glendale group files enough signatures for casino ballot initiative (9/15/2014)
(Arizona) -- A group of Glendale residents has raised enough signatures to place an initiative related to the proposed tribal casino on an upcoming ballot.
article Group files petition to overturn council vote to approve casino (9/15/2014)
(Arizona) -- After turning in what they claim is nearly 15,000 signatures protesting the city council's vote to approve the West Valley Casino and Resort, a group...
article Petitions filed to block Glendale casino deal (9/15/2014)
(Arizona) -- Developers already broke ground on a new casino in Glendale, but opponents say it's not too late to stop it. Two different petitions trying to block the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

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...
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...

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