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Colorado Gaming

article Casinos battle for your vote on amendment to create mega-casino at Arapahoe racetrack (9/28/2014)
(Colorado) -- A Colorado constitutional amendment that would turn an Arapahoe County racetrack into a huge casino with 2,500 slot machines and 65 tables has sparked a...
article Racinos tout big jobs payoff (9/26/2014)
(Colorado) -- The proposed $120 million complex that would replace the existing Arapahoe Park in Aurora with a casino and new horse racing track would employ 1,400...
article Amendment 68: Study predicts $418M windfall from Arapahoe Park casino; opponents dispute estimate (9/25/2014)
(Colorado) -- A new study commissioned by proponents of Amendment 68 on Colorado's fall ballot says a proposed casino at the Arapahoe Park racetrack near Aurora will...
article EDITORIAL: The road to an Aurora casino is paved with misinformation (9/25/2014)
(Colorado) -- There are many good reasons to allow the construction of a casino at Arapahoe Park race track, and there are many serious detriments. But it seems that a...
article Opponents to Colo. gambling measure cite RI ties (9/25/2014)
(Colorado) -- Opponents to a Colorado proposal allowing table games and slot machines at racetracks are denouncing Rhode Island's Twin River Casino for its ties to a...
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...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Newport Voters Must Choose Again on Gambling (9/28/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Voters in Newport are trying to decide once again whether to allow the expansion of gambling in a city better known for its mansions than its slot...
article Third-party spending tops $1 million in R.I. races (9/28/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- The money traveled from Bentonville, Ark., to Washington, D.C., to New York City to Hamden, Conn. From there, it went to a Washington, D.C.-based media...
article Newport resident files complaint with state over finance reports of casino opposition group (9/26/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- A Newport resident has filed a complaint with state elections officials accusing casino opponents of failing to file accurate campaign finance reports.
article Newport suit challenging ballot design on casino question moves ahead (9/26/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- While the Newport City Council has rebuffed an agreement that would have sweetened the deal for the city if table games were to be approved at Newport...
article Newport suit challenging ballot design on casino question moves ahead (9/25/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- While the Newport City Council has rebuffed an agreement that would have sweetened the deal for the city if table games were to be approved at Newport...
article Paiva Weed Now Opposes Newport Casino Referendum; Developers Offer Added Incentives (9/24/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Newport) on Wednesday night said she opposes the addition of table games at Newport Grand, after the Newport City...
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...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Stonehill hosts events on casino ballot question (9/27/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The Martin Institute at Stonehill College in Easton will host a luncheon event featuring members of the Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs Tuesday, Sept....
article Gaming's Future in Massachusetts is Still Up in the Air (9/26/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts have won the two gaming licenses available in Massachusetts, but before they spend billions on their new resorts the...
article Coalition to Protect Mass. Jobs to focus on population centers in campaign to save state's casino gaming law (9/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- With just six weeks until the Massachusetts voters decide the fate of the state's 2011 casino law, the pro-casino movement is officially taking...
article Momentum on Side of Casinos in MA Repeal Effort (9/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- On November 4th, Massachusetts will decide the fate of casino gaming in the Bay State in the form of a ballot referendum. If approved, the Referendum...
article Pro-casino Group Campaigns To Defeat Massachusetts Ballot Question (9/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A statewide campaign to fight repeal of the Massachusetts casino law had a formal kickoff in Springfield today.
article Both Sides in Casino Debate Plan Strategies for Ballot Question Vote (9/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters officially kicked off their statewide campaign on Tuesday to defeat an attempt to repeal the state’s gaming law.
article Casino Backers Launch Formal Campaign To Defeat Anti-Casino Ballot Measure (9/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters formally launched their campaign in Springfield Tuesday to oppose a ballot measure repealing Massachusetts’ casino law.
article Casino law ad focuses on jobs (9/23/2014)
(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 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...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article STUTZ: Boston casino not yet a clear Wynn (9/27/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A gaming insider whose opinion is respected in the industry has a theory that Massachusetts gambling regulators unknowingly handed some momentum to...
1 Article on this Issue

Barstow Casino

article Dale: Prop. 48 could impact Barstow casino (9/26/2014)
(California) -- Lawrence Dale is urging High Desert residents to vote yes on Proposition 48 in November. Although a yes vote would specifically impact the North Folk...
1 Article on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article Money flows in campaign to support, oppose North Fork casino project (9/25/2014)
(California) -- Money continues flowing into Proposition 48, a referendum to stop the compact that approved the 305-acre North Fork Mono Rancheria casino and resort...
article No to Prop. 48 and off-reservation casinos (9/24/2014)
(California) -- A yes vote on Proposition 48 would allow the North Fork Tribe of Mono Indians to build a large casino just off heavily traveled Highway 99, a half-hour...
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...
7 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

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...
1 Article 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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