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article Oglala Lakota stop vote on alcohol (5/26/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Rain-soaked horseback riders from across the Oglala homelands converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal (OST) offices in Pine Ridge Village on Monday to...
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Card Clubs

article In Antioch, A Local Casino Spends Big — to Limit Gambling (5/23/2016)
(California) -- A casino in the East Bay has poured more than $300,000 of support into a ballot measure that would limit the number of card rooms in the city of Antioch...
article Pacheco casino contributes another $165,000 to pass Measure E in Antioch, over $310,000 so far (5/2/2016)
(California) -- As of the close of the filing period on April 23, 2016, the California Grand Casino in Pacheco had contributed $165,000 more to the Antioch Coalition...
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Taiwan Casino

article Second referendum on Penghu casino gathers momentum (5/21/2016)
(Taiwan) -- Efforts to bring casino gaming to Taiwan‘s outlying island county of Penghu received a boost this week after proponents announced that they had...
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Florida Gaming

article Slot machines in Duval County? Voters may get to decide (5/19/2016)
(Florida) -- Duval County voters could have a high-stakes decision to make in November. City Council member Aaron Bowman filed legislation Wednesday that would seek...
article Council member proposes November referendum on slot machines in Jacksonville (5/18/2016)
(Florida) -- Legislation has been filed with the Jacksonville City Council to put a referendum on the November ballot on whether to authorize slot machines at Bestbet...
article State economics unsure of gambling amendment price tag (5/18/2016)
(Florida) -- State economists are unable to place a price tag on a gambling amendment supporters hope to place on the 2018 ballot. The proposal would clarify that the...
article Gambling amendment group not fundraising (5/11/2016)
(Florida) -- The panel behind a proposed constitutional amendment on gambling again posted no new fundraising as of its April report. But Voters in Charge has nearly...
article State gambling laws go before Florida's Supreme Court (5/11/2016)
(Florida) -- Gambling regulations in the state and whether casinos and gaming expansion should happen, are yearly battles in the legislature. But a push is underway to...
article Pam Bondi asks court to review gambling initiative (5/6/2016)
(Florida) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking the state Supreme Court to review a proposed constitutional amendment on gambling. Bondi sent a letter to the court...
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Pine Ridge

article Alcohol vote canceled on Pine Ridge Reservation (5/18/2016)
(South Dakota) -- A referendum vote scheduled for Tuesday that could have determined once and for all if alcohol could legally be sold and distributed on the Pine Ridge...
article Should alcohol be legal on the Pine Ridge Reservation? Voters set to weigh in a second time (5/15/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Nearly three years have passed since members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Though the measure...
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Arizona Gaming

article Arizona Indian Gaming Association supports Proposition 123 (5/15/2016)
(Arizona) -- Leaders at the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) recently spoke for all of its 15 Tribe members to show its support for Proposition 123, the Arizona...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas AG rejects wording of casino ballot measure (5/13/2016)
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at allowing three casinos to operate in Arkansas.
article Revived push for casinos in Arkansas (5/12/2016)
(Arkansas) -- In an effort to bring more casinos to Arkansas, a group has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who will...
article Group trying to get 3 casinos in Arkansas on the 2016 ballot (5/11/2016)
(Arkansas) -- A group wanting to bring several casinos to Arkansas is trying to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot for a vote. The proposed...
article New Push For More Casinos in Arkansas (5/11/2016)
(Arkansas) -- A new effort to bring more casinos to Arkansas is in the works. The plan would allow the possibility of one casino each in Boone, Miller, and Washington...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Ballot petitioners gear up for new round of signatures (5/13/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- A new round of signature collections is now all that stands between a half-dozen state ballot initiatives and Massachusetts voters in November.
article These 7 questions could appear on a ballot in November (5/6/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- A new round of signature collections is now all that stands between a half-dozen state ballot initiatives and Massachusetts voters in November.
article Ballot Initiative for Another Slots Parlor in Massachusetts (4/4/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters may have the choice to “hit” or “stand” on another gaming establishment. A potential ballot question for...
article Public hearing scheduled on slots parlor ballot question (3/20/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing on a proposed ballot question that would let the state issue a second slots parlor license.
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Keep the Money in Nebraska nears $1 million in fight to get casino gambling at horse racing tracks (4/23/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Proponents of allowing casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks have raised nearly $1 million in their effort to place the issue on the November...
article Nebraska governor renews objections to expanded gambling (4/3/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts renewed his objections to expanded gambling in Nebraska during a speech in South Sioux City, where a Native American tribe plans to open...
article Ricketts objects to gambling referendum (4/3/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts renewed his objections Friday to expanded gambling in Nebraska, warning a proposed ballot measure to legalize casinos would bump up the...
article Ricketts objects to gambling referendum that could aid South Sioux City (4/1/2016)
(Iowa) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts renewed his objections Friday to expanded gambling in Nebraska, warning a proposed ballot measure to legalize casinos would bump up the...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Fight vs. North Jersey casinos turns foe to friend (4/23/2016)
(Atlantic City) -- The enemy of your enemy is your friend. So as the No North Jersey Casinos coalition stitches together a unified front to fight upstate megacasinos,...
article Poll Indicates New Jersey Casino Referendum A Coin Toss Right Now: Report (4/22/2016)
(New Jersey) -- A November statewide referendum on whether to end Atlantic City’s decades-long casino monopoly in New Jersey currently stands at about 50-50 of...
article New Jersey gambling referendums never a sure bet (3/24/2016)
(New Jersey) -- A statewide ballot question to expand casino gambling in New Jersey might have an easier path to approval than its earliest efforts to legalize gambling.
article New Jersey: Voters in dark on key details of casino expansion referendum (3/21/2016)
(New Jersey) -- When New Jerseyans decide in November whether to approve two new casinos in the northern part of the state, they’ll likely have only a vague notion...
article North Jersey casino referendum will leave plenty of unanswered questions (3/21/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Voters will likely decide on North Jersey casinos without knowing the exact impact of the new gambling halls. The state Legislature approved a proposed...
article North Jersey casino referendum will leave plenty of unanswered questions (3/19/2016)
(Atlantic City) -- Voters will likely decide on North Jersey casinos without knowing the exact impact of the new gambling halls. The state Legislature approved a...
article Voters in dark on key details of casino expansion referendum (3/19/2016)
(New Jersey) -- When New Jerseyans decide in November whether to approve two new casinos in the northern part of the state, they'll likely have only a vague notion...
article Christie Backs Referendum To Expand Gambling To North Jersey (3/16/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing a referendum on expanding gambling beyond Atlantic City.
article NJ Casino Referendum Approved for November (3/16/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Revenue for horse racing is included in a casino-expansion referendum that will be put before New Jersey voters in November.
article What the casino expansion ballot question would look like (3/16/2016)
(New Jersey) -- A ballot question to let voters decide whether to allow two casinos in northern New Jersey would read as follows:
article New Jersey Legislature OKs casino expansion referendum (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey voters will get to decide in November whether to end Atlantic City's 40-year-old monopoly on casino gambling and expand the practice to...
article New Jersey voters to decide on new casinos in November (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Voters will be asked in November whether to approve two new casinos in the northern part of the state under a ballot question authorized Monday by the...
article New Jersey voters to decide on the expansion of casinos in November (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Its another day to decide on the economy for the New Jersey voters will have the chance to make a statement for the future of their city. The state is...
article New Jersey Voters To Decide Whether To End Atlantic City's casino Monopoly (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey voters will decide whether to authorize casinos outside Atlantic City after state legislators approved the measure by the necessary margin.
article New Jersey Voters Will Weigh Casino Proposal (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey voters will decide this November whether to allow two casinos to open in the northern part of the state, according to a ballot question...
article NJ Casino Referendum Could Provide a Boost to Monmouth (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment Monday that would allow casinos to expand outside the city limits of Atlantic City.
article Things to know about AC casino expansion (3/15/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey voters will be asked in November whether to approve two new casinos in the northern part of the state under a ballot question that’s has...
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Maine Gaming

article Backers of casino petition appeal judge’s ruling keeping plan off Maine ballot (4/12/2016)
(Maine) -- The backers of a failed petition drive to put a controversial York County casino question on the November ballot have filed an appeal to the state’s...
article Court upholds denial of York County casino initiative (4/8/2016)
(Maine) -- Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy on Thursday affirmed the Secretary of State’s position that a citizens’ initiative to put a...
article Failed casino campaign paid $760,000 to former Maine GOP lawmaker (4/8/2016)
(Maine) -- A Lewiston-based political consultant and former state lawmaker was paid more than $760,000 to collect voter signatures for a failed ballot question campaign...
article Failed casino campaign spent more than $2.6 million in Maine (4/8/2016)
(Maine) -- The campaign to place a southern Maine casino referendum on the November ballot paid two organizations more than $1.9 million over a two-week period in...
article Casino question won’t be on Maine ballot after judge rejects appeal (4/7/2016)
(Maine) -- A Superior Court judge has upheld Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s decision to reject a citizen petition that would have asked voters to allow a new...
article Judge affirms rejection of casino petitions, keeping proposal off Maine ballot (4/7/2016)
(Maine) -- A Superior Court justice has affirmed Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s decision to reject petitions to put a controversial York County casino question...
article Maine: A Missed Opportunity? (3/14/2016)
(Maine) -- This fall, we expected a voter initiative on Maine’s ballot that would legalize marijuana. Polling suggested a clear majority of Maine voters (65%)...
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Fantasy Sports

article Maryland could be 1st to hold referendum on fantasy sports (3/23/2016)
(Maryland) -- Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under...
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Other News

article Taiwan’s Penghu island to hold referendum to seek approval for casino gaming (3/10/2016)
(Taiwan) -- Taiwan’s small island chain consisting of Penghu, Matsu and Kinmen have been pushing hard for a number of years to receive approval to provide casino...
article NY Town Rethinks Seal Showing White Man Strangling A Native American (1/10/2016)
(New York) -- The town will vote Monday to decide if it wants to remain racist or replace its controversial seal with something less contentious.
article NY village named Whitesboro to vote on seal called offensive (1/10/2016)
(New York) -- A central New York village will let voters decide whether to keep the longtime village seal that has been called offensive to Native Americans.
article New York village seal showing founder ‘choking’ Indian to face vote (1/9/2016)
(New York) -- A longtime New York village seal condemned for showing its 18th century founder “choking” an Oneida Indian chief will face a vote Monday.
article Off-Putting Logo Brings N.Y. Village to the Polls (1/9/2016)
(New York) -- Upstate New Yorkers will hit the polls Monday to vote on whether to change an off-putting village seal that depicts a white settler strangling a Native...
article Gambling industry rolls out Gaming Votes initiative in Nevada, Colorado during debates (10/9/2015)
(Colorado) -- The casino gaming industry is doubling down on political events next week, looking to flex its economic muscle at the first Democratic presidential primary...
article Catawba tribe falls 100 votes short of adopting new constitution (7/26/2015)
(South Carolina) -- Efforts to adopt a new constitution for the Catawba Indian Nation fell short of the needed turnout in a Saturday election.
article Potential cost kills referendum on redacted parts of Maine Constitution (6/20/2015)
(Maine) -- An effort to overturn a constitutional amendment that prohibits the printing of 2,100 words of the Maine Constitution has failed because of concerns about the...
article Hoopa Valley Tribe counting on Measure Z funding (2/27/2015)
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribes K’ima:w Medical Center said it’s hoping to get Measure Z funding. Money that would help debt that’s been piling...
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.

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