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New Jersey Gaming

article Ballot measure for North Jersey casino is on fast track (12/18/2014)
(New Jersey) -- State lawmakers are in serious discussions to craft a ballot question that would go to voters in November asking them to allow casino gambling in North...
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Glendale Casino

article Anti-casino groups fined $75,000 over campaign reports (12/17/2014)
(Arizona) -- Two Glendale political groups that oppose a West Valley tribal casino were fined $75,000 earlier this month for four campaign finance violations. Glendale...
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South Dakota Gaming

article Group plans to lobby against gaming measure (12/15/2014)
(South Dakota) -- Although voters passed a measure to allow three new games at Deadwood and tribal casinos, a Rapid City social advocacy group hopes to halt the measure...
article South Dakota residents vote 'yes' on Amendment Q (11/5/2014)
(South Dakota) -- Get ready to roll... Deadwood will welcome roulette, keno and craps into casinos after voters decided in favor of Constitutional Amendment Q on Tuesday...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Card room opponents donate campaign surplus to Milpitas Food Pantry (12/1/2014)
(California) -- Milpitas Voters Against Measure E, the grassroots group that helped defeat plans to bring a cardroom to town, contributed its remaining campaign monies...
article Milpitas voters fold card room Measure E (11/5/2014)
(California) -- Milpitas voters spoke loud and clear Tuesday night regarding the controversial card room Measure E: "Not in our town."
article Milpitas Voters Soundly Reject Cardroom, Gambling (11/5/2014)
(California) -- Milpitas voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed San Jose's card room to move to the small city to the north.
article Milpitas voters tell card room backers to fold'em (11/5/2014)
(California) -- Voters in Milpitas have dealt a bad beat in Tuesday's election to a ballot measure that would have allowed a large new card room to move from San...
article Milpitas voters reject Measure E gambling proposal in early returns (11/4/2014)
(California) -- Milpitas voters on Tuesday turned away a ballot measure that would have allowed Bay 101's card room to move to the city. The city's residents...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island Casino Faces Bleak Future After Referendum Defeat [sub req] (11/10/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s Newport Grand racino could be forced to close due to a failed table-game referendum and the possibility of a third Massachusetts...
article Table games rejected at Newport Grand (11/5/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- Voters rejected a ballot question on Tuesday that would have expanded casino gambling at Newport Grand. After months of heated debate, the votes...
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Colorado Gaming

article Woodland Aquatic Project Hits Pay Dirt; Creek Casinos Dodge Another Bullet (11/8/2014)
(Colorado) -- The third time was apparently the charm for proponents of a top-rate aquatic center in Woodland Park, with WP voters overwhelmingly deciding they finally...
article Colorado voters say no to slots at Arapahoe Park (11/5/2014)
(Colorado) -- Voters in Colorado on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have allowed Arapahoe Park to add slot machines and table games, voting down the...
article Colorado’s Amendment 68, gambling at horse tracks, fails (11/5/2014)
(Colorado) -- With more than 1.8 million votes counted as of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Colorado’s Amendment 68’s fate was sealed. A “no” vote on the...
article Amendment 68, casinos at horse tracks measure, loses big (11/4/2014)
(Colorado) -- A proposal that would allow creating a casino at the Arapahoe Park horse racing track and down the road in two other counties was going down soundly in...
article Colorado voters reject gambling measure (11/4/2014)
(Colorado) -- Colorado has rejected a proposal to allow casino gambling at a horse racetrack in suburban Denver. Millions of dollars was spent on the ballot measure,...
article Voters reject slots-for-schools plan (11/4/2014)
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters continued their anti-gambling tradition Tuesday and defeated Amendment 68, the constitutional amendment that would have expanded casino...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Milford nixed casino but voters back them elsewhere (11/8/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Across the region, voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly shot down ballot Question 3 - the casino repeal referendum - despite community outrage last year...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Casinos Spent $14M To Defeat Repeal Question (11/8/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Groups seeking to promote or defeat this year’s four ballot questions spent over $28 million, far more than any previous election, according to...
article Massachusetts Residents Repeal Call for Online Casino’s (11/8/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters this past Tuesday in the US state have repealed a 2011 state law that allows three regional resort casinos and a single slots...
article Gaming's benefits begin to trickle down (11/8/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It didn't take long for Massachusetts to receive its first concrete benefit for passing a casino-gaming law in 2011 and successfully preserving it...
article Gambling industry spends $14m to defeat gambling question (11/7/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino companies and their supporters spent nearly $14 million in their successful campaign to defeat a ballot question on repealing the state's...
article A defeat of Question 3 means victory for Plainridge Park Casino (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- After years of worrying if their livelihoods will survive, local residents who toil in the harness horse racing industry now know their jobs will...
article Law clearing way for Massachusetts casinos survives repeal vote (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters on Tuesday upheld a 2011 law that paved the way for legal casino gambling in the state, voting down a referendum that would have...
article Mass. Voters Reject Casino Repeal; Expanded Gambling Will Stand (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casinos are still coming to Massachusetts. Voters have decided not to repeal the 2011 law that allowed for three casinos and a slots parlor to be...
article Massachussets Voters Back Billions in Casino Development (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It's not often that a company is heavily directly affected by an election, but in the case of Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts Tuesday's election...
article Question 3 defeated; Mass. voters opt to keep casino gambling law (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters dealt casinos the winning hand. Massachusetts voters rejected Question 3 on Tuesday, saying yes to the state’s fledgling casino industry...
article The Media Loves Gambling Puns When Covering the Casino Vote (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Scenario: a question on casino gambling faces Massachusetts voters in a statewide ballot measure. If you’re a newspaper, website, or other...
article Anti-casino group looking into appealing Question 3 vote (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the group Repeal the Casino Deal said they will be looking into appealing Tuesday night's ballot Question 3 vote. It had asked...
article Bay State voters choose to preserve fledgling casino industry (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters saved the state’s fledgling casino industry Tuesday by overwhelming rejecting a ballot referendum that would have tossed a...
article Massachusetts voters decide to keep casinos (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters cleared the way on Tuesday for several casino projects to proceed, rejecting a ballot question that sought to overturn the...
article Pro-and-anti-casino coalitions spend final hours of campaign trying to turn out the vote in Western Massachusetts (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- With just hours until the polls close and the fate of the Massachusetts casino law is decided, activists from both sides of the equation are working...
article Vote to reverse Bay State casinos appears losing — or will it? (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- By all accounts, a referendum to undo Massachusetts’ casino law should get crushed in Tuesday’s election and lose by 15 to 20 percentage...
article Northampton voters negative on casinos (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield might be counting on a casino to spur its economy, but gambling palaces are not popular in Northampton, at least according to a small...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article California’s Prop. 1 Passes: The Power of Big Money Overcomes the Power of People (11/6/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 1, California Governor Jerry Brown’s $7.5 billion water bond, sailed to easy victory last night, as forecasted in a number of polls.
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe safe after voters back gaming law (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Massachusetts easily rejected a repeal of the state's gaming law on Tuesday. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, 60 percent of...
article Taunton voters vocal about casino repeal (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Taunton voters showed where they stand on the candidates and the issues during Tuesday’s election, following the majority of voters on statewide...
article Voters reject attempt to repeal Mass. casino gambling (11/4/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino gambling is coming to Massachusetts. Voters rejected a ballot question that would have repealed the 2011 state law that allows for up to three...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Friend voters approve keno gambling (11/5/2014)
(Nebraska) -- Voters in Friend on Tuesday approved keno gambling in their town. Saline County Clerk Linda Kastanek, who serves as the election commissioner, said the...
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North Fork Rancheria

article Indian tribe backed by Station Casinos loses referendum (11/5/2014)
(California) -- A Station Casinos-backed Indian tribe lost its California ballot referendum Tuesday, leaving a casino project on a site near Fresno in limbo. Proposition...
article Prop. 48, tribal gaming measure, is defeated (11/5/2014)
(California) -- Opponents of a ballot measure that would have allowed a Native American tribe to build a Las Vegas-style casino on land off its reservation heralded the...
article State gaming measure with Wiyot connection appears headed for defeat (11/5/2014)
(California) -- A precedent-setting ballot measure that would allow a Native American tribe near Fresno to build a Las Vegas-style casino off its reservation —...
article Voters reject North Fork Rancheria off-reservation gaming deal (11/5/2014)
(California) -- California voters roundly rejected off-reservation gaming deal for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians on Tuesday. With 100 percent of precincts...
article Voters statewide say No to Prop 48 (11/5/2014)
(California) -- Voters of California overwhelming said "no" to Proposition 48, the 20-year revenue sharing agreement (compact) between The North Fork Rancheria...
article California Proposition 48 - Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum (11/4/2014)
(California) -- A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, tribal gaming compacts between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians...
article North Fork casino compact losing in statewide proposition (11/4/2014)
(California) -- A Madera County casino compact that would pay millions of dollars into community programs was losing in early returns of a statewide vote Tuesday night....
article Opponents herald defeat of tribal gaming measure (11/4/2014)
(California) -- Opponents of a ballot measure that would have allowed a Native American tribe to build a Las Vegas-style casino on land off its reservation heralded the...
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Springfield Casino

article Defeat Of Casino Repeal Referendum Clears Way For Springfield Project (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters Tuesday soundly rejected a ban on Las Vegas-style gambling. The vote allows casino projects to move forward in Springfield and...
article How communities surrounding Springfield voted on Ballot Question #3 (11/5/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- In Tuesday’s election, on ballot question #3, voters across the state were asked whether or now they wanted to change the state’s casino...
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Karuk Tribe

article CHIEF HALL: Vote no on Measure M (11/4/2014)
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe housing trust lands in Yreka should not be used for gaming. Yreka lies entirely within the area described in Treaty R, signed with the...
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Other News

article Oregon Lottery: 2016 ballot initiatives already circulating to gain lottery profits (11/11/2014)
(Oregon) -- While we're still counting votes from last week's election, sponsors of two initiatives are already collecting signatures to qualify for the 2016...
article Shannon County passes name change (11/5/2014)
(South Dakota) -- Voters in Shannon County passed a measure Tuesday that will change the county's name. Oglala Lakota County will take the place of Shannon County...
article Voters in eight states roll the dice on gambling expansion (11/3/2014)
(USA) -- On Tuesday, voters in eight states will decide whether to expand gambling. Here is a summary of the ballot measures:
article Kingston casino in the cards? Don’t bet on it, based on referendum results (10/31/2014)
(Jamaica) -- The odds of having a casino in Kingston are next to nil following the referendum rejection by voters, according to several councillors.
article Kansans to vote on charitable raffles (10/26/2014)
(Kansas) -- The proposed expansion of legalized gambling in Kansas is on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Kansas Constitution was amended in 1974 to allow bingo and in 1986 to...
article CASHING IN: Margin tax battle raising millions (10/10/2014)
(Reno) -- Two words — margin tax — have fueled what already could be the most expensive ballot question ever in Nevada. Nearly $3.5 million has been raised...
article Voters To Decide On Off-Reservation Casino (10/5/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 asks Californians to approve an agreement between the North Fork Indian tribe and the state under which the tribe would build a casino on...
article Viewpoints: Proposition 48 will open floodgates to casinos in California (10/5/2014)
(California) -- In 2000, California voters were asked to approve limited casino gambling on Indian reservations. Tribes promised that casinos would open only on...
article California tribe's casino plan to go before voters (10/4/2014)
(California) -- A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from...
article Tribal gambling referendum at a glance (10/4/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 gives California voters a chance to approve or reject a deal signed by the governor and passed by the Legislature that would allow the...
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.

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