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Texas Gaming

article After state OK, La Marque’s Gulf Greyhound Park ready for ‘historical racing’ terminals (8/29/2014)
(Texas) -- State regulators have approved an effort by racetrack owners to expand gambling to include racing terminals that look similar to slot machines. Those...
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North Fork Rancheria

article Voters to determine gaming compact referendum (8/28/2014)
(California) -- California voters will decide several statewide ballot measures, including a referendum to overturn two gaming compacts that would result in the Wiyot...
article Seven Sacramento Debates in August You Won’t Want to Miss (8/4/2014)
(California) -- California’s Legislature returns to Sacramento as the week begins for its final month in session. And there are plenty of important, or just...
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Colorado Gaming

article Truth Test: selling voters on casinos for K-12 (8/26/2014)
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters will decide whether to allow a casino in the Denver Metro Area when they decide on Amendment 68.
article I-News report: Casinos vs. racetracks (8/23/2014)
(Colorado) -- A Colorado racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue...
article War of words ratchets up in casino expansion campaign (8/22/2014)
(Colorado) -- The launch of five video ads by supporters of Amendment 68 has kicked off the 10-week media battle over expansion of casino gambling in exchange for...
article Editorial: Amendment 68 (8/14/2014)
(Colorado) -- Many questions of public policy deserve serious thought and careful consideration of all sides of the issue. Others, not so much. An example of the latter...
article Voters asked to expand money for schools (8/10/2014)
(Colorado) -- And they’re off. After approval of a ballot initiative that would expand gambling to raise money for K-12 education, both sides of the issue are...
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...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Repeal the Casino group begins campaigning (8/26/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It's been more than a year since Springfield voters approved a casino in downtown and since then campaigns have formed to repeal that vote. The...
article Casino Ballot Question Is Getting Active (8/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino opponents and proponents began ramping up efforts late last week on campaigns to promote their causes for the statewide ballot question that,...
article Christian right, political left unite in opposing casinos (8/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Politics famously makes strange bedfellows, but this odd coupling is as strange as it gets: On the issue of casino gambling, the liberal left and the...
article Repeal the Casino Deal activists take issue with politicians saying repeal of gaming law may not mean demise of MGM Springfield casino project (8/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Anti-casino activists are voicing their displeasure with statements by some elected officials and political candidates that if the ballot question to...
article Pro-casino coalition forms to fight repeal of expanding gaming, includes MGM and WMass business, community groups (8/19/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A new group has formed to oppose the state's casino repeal effort, with help from numerous Springfield area organizations and from MGM Resorts,...
article Gambling foes roll repeal dice (8/18/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- With less than a month to go before the state Gaming Commission is expected to decide who will get the sole Boston-area casino license, foes of...
article Penn National bets Mass. voters won't overturn casino law (8/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Plans to open the state's first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three...
article Sides in fight over casino law ready to raise their voices (8/6/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- From an East Boston campaign office with creaky floors and used furniture, leaders of the statewide effort to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law...
article Massachusetts Casino Repeal Effort Will Be a Tough Fight (8/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Court has opened the door for residents of the Bay State to repeal the casino expansion bill that was passed in 2011. In...
article Anti-casino group readies final campaign push (8/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Buoyed by successful petition drives to place the 2011 state law that legalized casinos before voters in November, the group Repeal the Casino Deal is...
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...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Winnebagos hope to reopen Atokad horse track if voters approve betting on historical races (8/22/2014)
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe wants to revive a closed horse track in northeast Nebraska if voters approve a constitutional amendment to allow betting on replayed...
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Card Clubs

article City posts 'Measure E' for card room facility in Milpitas (8/13/2014)
(California) -- As expected, City of Milpitas has posted language for the Nov. 4 ballot measure for voters here to consider a gambling establishment up to 70,000 square...
article OP/ED: Gambling expansion on the ballot in November (8/13/2014)
(California) -- Rarely in its history have Milpitans had the decision making power in their hands for a major aspect of their city governance. True, there have been a...
article Milpitas council OK's card room ballot measure for November election (8/6/2014)
(California) -- Plans for a Milpitas gambling establishment up to 70,000 square feet in size, that would create 400 new union jobs and bring a projected $8 million in...
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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Florida Gaming

article Pinellas County Commission won’t put slots on the ballot (8/11/2014)
(Florida) -- Parimutuels, jai alai matches and “racinos” are all looking to supplement revenue with lucrative poker card rooms and slot machines.
article Editorial: Commissioners right to reject referendum for slot machines at Derby Lane (8/6/2014)
(Florida) -- Gamblers who patronize Derby Lane in Pinellas County can wager on live dog races, participate in legal poker games and place bets on horse races at tracks...
article County says no to new referendum (8/5/2014)
(Florida) -- Pinellas County Commissioners said no Aug. 5 to a request to put a referendum question on the November ballot to get voters’ opinion on legalizing...
article Pari-mutuels out of luck on ballot request (8/5/2014)
(Florida) -- November’s general-election ballot will not include a referendum on legalizing slot machines at dog and race tracks.
article Pinellas commission votes against holding referendum on Derby Lane slot machines (8/5/2014)
(Florida) -- Pinellas County voters will not get the chance this November to weigh in on whether slot machines should be legal at licensed parimutuel operations such as...
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Native Vote

article Referendum would restrict voting rights (8/11/2014)
(Montana) -- Women across the state are preparing to vote in the general election on Nov. 4. Current law secures their right — and the right for every voter...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Referendum on Northern New Jersey Casino Introduced (8/1/2014)
(New Jersey) -- A bill that would put a public referendum on the New Jersey Election Day ballot to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City has been introduced. Meanwhile...
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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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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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...
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Other News

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...
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...

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