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Massachusetts Gaming

article LEUNG: Undoing gaming law would harm Mass. business reputation (4/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino gambling was supposed to create thousands of jobs. Now it could be a job killer — and not for the reasons opponents prattle on about.
article AG candidates Olman, Healey differ on casino law repeal (4/17/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A newly outspoken casino opponent, attorney general candidate Maura Healey has reveled in the pushback she has received from the industry - though not...
article Legal arguments filed in Massachusetts casino referendum appeal (4/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defending her decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of...
article Massachusetts AG office defends decision to deny casino repeal vote (4/16/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office filed legal documents in the state Supreme Judicial Court yesterday defending its decision to...
article Democratic AG candidate supports making casinos illegal (4/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Maura Healey, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, came out in opposition to expanded gambling Monday, throwing her support behind a proposed...
article WNE poll concludes Mass. voters still largely support casinos, seemingly contradicting MassINC poll showing declining favor for gambling (4/15/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Call it a tale of two polls. A Western New England University poll released this week shows support for casino gambling in Massachusetts remains as...
article MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis hopes state Supreme Judicial Court will rule against casino referendum (4/7/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- While MGM is growing more confident it will win a license to build an $800 million casino in the city's South End, MGM Springfield President...
article Springfield asks court to block casino repeal bid (3/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A proposed statewide ballot question seeking to repeal Massachusetts' casino gambling law would impinge on the rights of local government,...
article Two Mass. gambling votes set for this week (2/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Two votes on casino gambling this week could go a long way toward determining the survival of Massachusetts’ two horse racing tracks.
article Votes this week could determine future of Bay State horse racing (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- By any measure, horse racing has been in marked decline for years in Massachusetts, leaving operators of the state's two tracks eyeing casino...
article Springfield files court motion seeking to keep casino repeal motion off Massachusetts ballot (2/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Officials in Springfield, where voters backed a proposed $800 million resort casino, are asking the state's highest court to keep a proposed...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Glendale Casino

article Hirsch pulls referendum petitions to put Franks' casino bill on ballot (4/14/2014)
(Arizona) -- After the city council voted March 25 to oppose House Bill H.R. 1410, a local citizen pulled a referendum to gather signatures to put on the ballot for...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Gateway Pipeline

article Kitimat residents vote no on Northern Gateway (updated) (4/13/2014)
(Ottawa) -- Proponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline, anxious to show it has public support in the B.C. community expected to benefit the post from the $7.9 billion...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Video gambling debate moves to referendum in Long Grove (4/9/2014)
(Illinois) -- Long Grove is going back to the ballot, but not for road repairs and property taxes. The Village Board on April 8 voted to place an advisory referendum on...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Colorado track, casinos debate gambling measures (4/7/2014)
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters this fall may see competing proposals on gambling, one by a horse racing track that wants to expand into slot machines, another by a...
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Foxwoods

article Foxwoods’ Fall River project could get June vote (3/27/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A Foxwoods partnership’s plan to put a $750 million resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts could come before voters in Fall River in early...
article The proposed Foxwoods casino in Fall River is closer to becoming a reality (3/27/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The proposed Foxwoods casino in Fall River is closer to becoming a reality. Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has a draft of the agreement in hand and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article Tribe Files Suit to Block California Compact Referendum (3/16/2014)
(California) -- The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being...
article Breaking News: Tribe Files Suit To Block California Compact Referendum (3/11/2014)
(California) -- The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature's ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Saratoga Springs

article Saratoga says 'no' to larger casino (3/10/2014)
(New York) -- The Saratoga Springs City Council delivered a temporary blow to supporters of a Vegas-style, resort casino in the Spa City after formally stating its...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Bid Boosted By Massachusetts Slots Vote [sub req'd] (3/3/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- An underdog bid by Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs for a lucrative Boston area casino license got a boost last week amid signs that a key block of state...
article Revere voters approve Mohegan Sun casino proposal (2/28/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- For a second time, voters in Revere have overwhelmingly approved a proposed casino in their city. Voters approved the proposal for a $1.3 billion...
article Casino opponents vow to keep fighting after referendum passes (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Revere residents voted 7,195-4,177 Tuesday night in favor of a plan to build a casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack, but gambling opponents vowed to keep...
article LEUNG: Casinos bet big on getting out the yes vote (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Another day, another casino referendum in Massachusetts. Today, the good people of Revere are heading to the polls to vote again on whether they want...
article Mohegan Approved For Boston Battle With Wynn [sub req'd] (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun received local backing on Tuesday to move forward with its plans for a $1.3bn casino at the site of Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere,...
article Revere voters approve Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The people of Revere gave their blessing to a planned casino at Suffolk Downs on Tuesday for the second time.
article Revere voters approve Mohegan Sun casino plan (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Revere have approved Mohegan Sun's plan to build a resort casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs. Tuesday's vote was the second...
article Revere Voters Approve Suffolk Downs Casino Plan (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Revere on Tuesday approved Mohegan Sun’s plan to build a $1.3 billion resort-style casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs.
article Revere voters back Mohegan Sun’s bid for casino at Suffolk Downs (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Revere voters for the second time have overwhelmingly approved a proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs racetrack. The tally was 63 percent to 37...
article Revere, Mass., Approves Mohegan Sun's Plan For $1.3 Billion Casino (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun's plans for a $1.3 billion casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack passed by a wide margin Tuesday, capturing 63 percent of a citywide vote.
article Voter turnout in Revere is high as residents decide fate of Suffolk Downs casino (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters are flocking in large numbers to polling stations across Revere to weigh in on a revised proposal that could lead to the construction of a $1.3...
article Voters in Revere say yes to casino (2/25/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun’s proposal to build a $1.3 billion gambling resort at Suffolk Downs won the strong endorsement of Revere voters Tuesday, reviving...
article Loud and clear — 2 rallies on Revere casino (2/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Dueling rallies over Mohegan Sun’s $1.3 billion casino proposed for Suffolk Downs drew hundreds of chanting opponents to Revere City Hall and...
article Mohegan referendum could have major impact (2/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Tomorrow’s vote in Revere on a Mohegan Sun casino has ramifications beyond the city and the narrow focus of the question, the forces arrayed for...
article Mohegan Sun rests its case with voters in Revere, Mass. (2/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun prepped for its second bite at Massachusetts' casino apple Sunday by hosting what amounted to a get-out-the-vote rally at a VFW hall...
article Stakes high in Revere’s 2d casino referendum (2/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- All Mayor Daniel Rizzo of Revere wants in Tuesday’s casino referendum is a win. By how much? He doesn’t care, as long as more Revere...
article Women hold the key to casino vote in Revere (2/24/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- If only men vote in Revere today, the casino ballot proposal would be a lock to win. But we know that women voters played a big role in the elections...
article About 200 opposing Revere casino plans rally in front of City Hall (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- About 200 people opposing a proposed Mohegan Sun casino, led by a Salvadorian marching band, walked from the Immaculate Conception Church to Revere...
article Both sides of Revere casino proposal turn out ahead of vote (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The battle for votes over a proposed Revere casino was heating up Sunday, with just two days left to go. On Tuesday, voters in Revere will decide on a...
article Casino job? Mayors differ (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The mayors of Everett and Revere, where casinos are battling for the sole Boston-area license, differ on if they’d take jobs at the gaming...
article Dueling rallies on Revere casino proposal draw hundreds (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Rallies for supporters and opponents of a proposed casino in Revere were held Sunday, drawing hundreds of people who voiced their opinions either for...
article Gelzinis: Residents of Revere at odds over casino (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Rose Napolitano gazed over at the horse barns of Suffolk Downs. “I’m older than that track,” said the woman who’s spent all of...
article Mohegan's $1.3 Billion Casino Plan Goes To Vote In Revere, Mass. (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in this working-class city on Boston's North Shore — with its long history of gambling on greyhounds and horse racing — will...
article Proponents and foes claiming momentum ahead of Tuesday vote (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters and opponents are both boasting that momentum is on their side as Revere residents get ready to head to the polls Tuesday to vote on...
article Revere prepares to vote on casino (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- It’s down to the wire. In just one day, Revere residents will vote on whether to bring a casino to their city. Anti-casino advocates used this...
article ‘Vote Yes’ casino rally draws more than 400 people in Revere (2/23/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- A “Vote Yes” rally this afternoon drew more than 400 people to a VFW hall to show their support for a $1 billion resort-style casino...
article ‘Mixed emotions’ on casino (2/22/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Four days before they go to the polls to vote for or reject a proposed Suffolk Downs casino, local residents drew sharp contrasts between a casino...
article Casino supporters to rally Sunday in Revere, Mass. (2/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun's bid to win Revere, Mass., voters' support for a $1.3 billion casino project is nearing its end, with municipal officials...
article Revere casino battle heats up days before vote (2/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The battle for votes in a casino fight in Revere is heating up during the final weekend before the vote.
article Revere faith leaders pray for defeat of casino proposal (2/21/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Revere gathered at the sanctuary of Immaculate Conception Parish, Feb. 16, for an ecumenical prayer...
30 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

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...
article Greene County Reaction to Casino Vote (8/7/2013)
(Iowa) -- Voters in Greene County approved a gambling referendum Tuesday, with 75-percent voting in favor and 25-percent voting against. The vote clears the way for...
article Greene County overwhelmingly approves casino referendum (8/6/2013)
(Iowa) -- Greene County voters overwhelmingly approved a gambling referendum Tuesday, opening the door for development of a casino in Jefferson.
article Greene County voters say ‘yes’ to casino (8/6/2013)
(Iowa) -- Voters paved the way for a casino near Jefferson Tuesday. A referendum to allow gambling in Greene County was approved with 2,905 votes in favor, or 75 percent...
article Tuesday casino vote divides Greene County residents (8/4/2013)
(Iowa) -- Can casino gambling help save the future of Greene County?  Greene County residents head to the polls Tuesday to answer that question. As the campaign...
article Gambling Proposed In Greene County (7/31/2013)
(Iowa) -- A special election will determine if Greene County has a chance of building the state’s newest casino.

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