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article Referendum on H.R. Bill 1410 denied by city clerk (7/11/2014)
(Arizona) -- Respect the Promise, who pulled a referendum to overturn the city council’s vote no to oppose H.R. Bill 1410, was rejected by the city clerks office...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Casino law backers organize to fight repeal (7/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A new political committee has been created to fight the anti-casino ballot question, raising the potential for a flood of money from well-heeled...
article Top Attorney Forms Ballot Committee Opposed to Casino Law Repeal [4th Item] (7/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A ballot committee opposed to the proposed repeal the state's casino law formed on Tuesday. According to a filing with the state Office of...
article Keep or toss out state's casino law? (7/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Janet Sullivan Kennedy, a member of Foxboro's racino committee, has some advice for people who don't live in communities targeted for a casino.
article Committee forms to oppose Massachusetts casino ballot question (7/9/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A new political committee has formed to oppose a ballot question that would repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law.
article Editorial: Hold casino bets until voters decide (7/6/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week that a referendum question to repeal the 2011 law authorizing gaming in Massachusetts...
article Campaign View: Casinos and politics (7/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A campaign that had been looking for a theme found one last week, with a little help from the Supreme Judicial Court. Now casinos will be on the...
article Casino question could be confusing (7/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Four months from now voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of casinos in the Commonwealth, but voting “Yes” or “No”...
article Hotly debated Mass. casino repeal will be Question 3 (7/3/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It seems the most mundane of bureaucratic tasks: assigning numbers to the state’s ballot questions. But the numbers, unveiled Thursday, will...
article Moran: Expect the endless spin of casino referendum ads (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- You will soon find yourself deeply involved in an intense courtship. Does that sound like a half-baked prediction from a stale fortune cookie, or...
article Patrick predicts voters will reject casino repeal (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Back from Panama, Gov. Deval Patrick said he has found a lot to like in the fiscal 2015 state budget that landed on his desk Monday, and has few...
article Support for casino gaming in Massachusetts holding strong, WBUR poll concludes (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A week after the state's highest court ruled that the voters of Massachusetts will get their chance to decide the fate of the 2011 Expanded Gaming...
article Two New Polls Show Support for Casinos (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A couple of new polls point to continued majority support in Massachusetts for keeping the state’s casino legislation in place, but they bring...
article State gambling commission denies Mayor Walsh's request to delay Boston-area casino license (7/2/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators have turned down Boston's request to halt the eastern region casino license process until after the November election,...
article Poll: Voters favor retaining state’s gambling law by slim margin (7/1/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- By a narrow margin, Greater Boston voters favor retaining the state’s new gambling law that allows for three casinos and one slot-machine parlor.
article Costly casino campaign likely (6/30/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters have spent millions to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Massachusetts — with limited success. Groups seeking to repeal the...
article High Stakes: Expensive campaign expected for casino question (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters have spent millions to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Massachusetts — with limited success. Groups seeking to repeal the...
article Majority may not be enough to repeal casino law (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- If Massachusetts voters repeal the state’s casino gambling law, they’ll need to do so by a wide margin or risk seeing the state...
article Mazzaglia: Will casino repeal succeed? (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- One of the most contentious issues in the commonwealth today can be summed up in a single word – casinos. Casinos were first identified as a...
article Opinion: In casino case, SJC delivers a setback to all vested interests (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- CASINO OPPONENTS and Martha Coakley’s gubernatorial rivals aren’t the only ones who should be pleased with last week’s big state...
article Campaign against casinos continues - Leominster opposers take fight statewide (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Before last summer, Robert Young was just a resident minding his own business. Then The Cordish Cos. of Baltimore in July accounced the company would...
article Churches crucial to casino fight (6/29/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- When the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that voters have a right to decide in November whether to repeal the state’s casino law, it was due in no...
article A Decision of Seismic Proportions (6/28/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling now...
article Casino decision could impact political landscape (6/28/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- When the state’s highest court this week cleared the way for voters to decide the fate of casinos, the Massachusetts political world scrambled...
article Editorial: No time for complacency on casino ballot question (6/28/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The Supreme Judicial Court’s unanimous decision to allow a casino referendum onto the ballot in November doesn’t just put a fly in the...
article Casino decision could impact political landscape (6/26/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- When the state’s highest court this week cleared the way for voters to decide the fate of casinos, the Massachusetts political world scrambled...
article Gov. Deval Patrick says he will vote against repeal of casino law (6/26/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick said on Thursday that he will vote against a ballot question that would repeal Massachusetts’ casino gaming law.
article Speaker: Casino ban would bring 'tough decisions' (6/26/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- House Speaker Robert DeLeo says state budget officials and lawmakers would have to make some "tough decisions" if voters repeal the casino...
article Anti-Casino Ballot Question Will Dominate Mass. Governor’s Race, Analyst Says (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The casino freight train that’s been roaring through Massachusetts ever since the state Legislature passed a casino law in 2011 could come to an...
article Casino firms may unite to fight repeal (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developers deeply invested in Massachusetts are discussing joining forces on a political campaign to protect the state’s 2011 casino law...
article Casino repeal activists vow to build on momentum (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Three years ago, when the state’s casino law passed after years of debate, casino gambling in Massachusetts seemed all but inevitable. The fight...
article Casino repeal ballot could collide with licenses already granted (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- If voters repeal the state’s casino law in November, some developers could lose millions in fees already paid to the state. “There is no...
article Experts warn voters: Get ready for casino ad blitz (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling backers from across the country are ready to flood Massachusetts for a multi-million-dollar showdown against grass-roots anti-casino...
article Gambling foes court donors (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming foes biding their time until the state’s high court cleared a casino repeal ballot question are now being courted to put their money...
article House Speaker Robert DeLeo unsure if public vote on casino law will be final word on issue (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Facing the sudden reality that Massachusetts voters could scrap the 2011 gaming law he authored, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Wednesday he would...
article East Boston, Revere React To Casino Ballot Question (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Residents on both sides of the casino debate are to Tuesday’s state Supreme Judicial Court ruling that voters will decide the fate of casinos.
article Fate of Raynham park up to voters (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters will again decide the fate of Raynham Park, this time with simulcast greyhound racing now on the line.
article MGM Meets with Potential Vendors, Suppliers One Day After SJC Ruling (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The President of MGM Springfield spoke Wednesday at a breakfast meeting about plans to go forward with the casino project.
article On gambling, the state Supreme Judicial Court got it right (6/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It’s always refreshing when justices weigh in with a good dose of common sense to countermand overreaching by government officials.
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North Fork Rancheria

article Gambling opposition group warns of Indian casino expansion (7/9/2014)
(California) -- The big business of Indian gaming could be a controversial issue in California this fall. A proposal from two Central Valley tribes to build casinos away...
article Proposition 48 on California ballot repeals North Fork compact (7/1/2014)
(California) -- A referendum to repeal a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California will appear on the ballot as Proposition 48...
article Kimme: A fun election season awaits [Final Item] (6/30/2014)
(California) -- .... Most creative name for hiding who is really behind this proposition: the Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Contracts. About a year ago, the State...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island Casino Referendum Gets Second Chance [sub req'd] (7/8/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Before casino construction starts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island residents will again vote this November on a referendum to allow table games at...
article Newport casino question on ballot once again (7/6/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Voters in Newport will be asked once again if they want gambling to be expanded at the struggling Newport Grand facility.
article Sharp battles lines drawn over Newport Grand casino vote (7/6/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- On a humid afternoon recently, Tony Moore stood with his arms crossed at his tiny Broadway barbershop, as he recalled his vote two years ago against...
article Governor Chafee signs law allowing referendum on Newport Grand (7/3/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Governor Chafee has signed into law the legislation calling for a referendum this November on Newport Grand’s renewed casino drive
article R.I. senators return to State House to shore up vote on Newport Grand casino referendum (6/30/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s senators returned to Smith Hill on Monday to approve, for a second time, the proposed Newport Grand casino referendum, after a...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Expanded gambling could go on ballot (7/4/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Casino gaming may be added sooner rather than later to the list of four-season tourism activities taking place in North Jersey. Drawing praise by state...
article Senate president hints at possible referendum to move casino gambling to North Jersey (7/3/2014)
(New Jersey) -- Five months after being quoted supporting Atlantic City and improvements to tourism in the resort, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney indicated there...
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Springfield Casino

article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno asked to write summary opposing casino repeal ballot question (7/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Secretary of State William Galvin asked Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno to represent the opponents of a ballot question that would repeal the state...
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Other News

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...
article White Earth Nation Adopts New Constitution (11/23/2013)
(Minnesota) -- In a historic vote, on November 19, 2013, the White Earth Nation in northwestern Minnesota became the first member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT)...
article Casino issues will be decided today in Massachusetts, New York (11/5/2013)
(USA) -- Election Day outcomes could have a profound effect on Northeast gaming in general and southeastern Connecticut's casinos in particular.
article N.Y. referendum could revive talk of North Jersey casino (10/27/2013)
(Atlantic City) -- Just as Atlantic City casino operators began thinking they had gained some traction after a hammering from competitors the past five years, a new...
article Targeting bigger projects / Casino expansion plan a top priority for those heading Cuomo's posts (10/13/2013)
(New York) -- Several people who regularly deal with the Cuomo administration's top officers have wondered why Director of Operations Howard Glaser has become less...
article Casino gambling amendment getting more supporters (10/4/2013)
(New York) -- The state legislature has already approved casino gambling, but a large hurdle remains: Getting approval from the voters. But polls are showing lukewarm...
article Gambling: Ready to vote - or play? (9/14/2013)
(Bermuda) -- Debate about a referendum on gambling looks set to be reignited in the coming weeks. And today the Bermuda Sun takes a look at the gamble that is gaming.
article Repeal the Casino Deal will fight AG's ruling on ballot question (9/9/2013)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has rejected an initiative petition to repeal the 2011 law that legalized casino gambling, saying that...
article LdF tribe to hold budget referendum on Aug. 15 (8/15/2013)
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe will be going to the polls today to cast their ballots on a tribal referendum question.
article N.J. voters have final say on whether veterans groups can use bingo, raffles to help pay bills (8/10/2013)
(New Jersey) -- A new law signed by Governor Christie this week would allow veterans organizations to use games of chance to help pay their bills, but voters must give...

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