November, 2008
Election Results

2.16.09

VOTING YES TO EXPAND GAMBLING
Arkansas - Lottery
Colorado - Increase betting limits, new casinos
Maryland - 15,000 new slot machines
Missouri - Remove the $500 Loss Limit
South Dakota - Protect Video Lottery
West Virginia - Greenbriar Casino

VOTING NO TO EXPAND GAMBLING
Maine - Casino
Ohio - Casinos
Nebraska - Video Keno
Rhode Island - Harrahs' Indian Casinos


MORE ON ELECTION RESULTS:

Arkansas - By approving a state-run lottery and annual legislative sessions, Arkansas voters dramatically changed the landscape of state government as lawmakers prepare to return to the Capitol in 2009.
http://www.thecabin.net/stories/110608/loc_1106080009.shtml

CO - Voters approved Amendment 50, which, among other things, allows for an increase in betting limits to $100 from $5 in the state's three gaming jurisdictions of Cripple Creek, Central City and the location of Penn National's Bullwhackers casino, Black Hawk, provided that voters in those areas approve the changes.
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2043954/

Colorado voters approved Amendment 50, allowing residents of the three municipalities to decide whether to expand gambling.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2009/jan/14/black-hawk-voters-back-higher-stakes/

Maine voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum question that would have allowed a casino to be built in Oxford County. The final margin wasn't really that close -- 55 to 45 percent
http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/view/columns/5583164.html

Maryland voters approved the addition of 15,000 slot machines to be divided between five sites, or zones.
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2043954/

Missouri's $500 loss limit is officially history.
In a legal opinion issued Friday, Barbara Wood, general counsel to the Missouri secretary of state, said the repeal took effect with passage Election Day.
http://lakeexpo.com/articles/2008/11/08/top_news/10.txt

Ohio voters on Tuesday rejected a proposed $600 million casino, the fourth time plans for expanded gambling in the state have been turned down since 1990.
http://www.forbes.com/

• Nebraska voters said no to video keno in a 61-39 percent decision.
Initiative 421 would have allowed electronic keno games in bars to replace or add to the current keno games played on paper. Keno is a bingo-like game, which by some estimates provides the casino with an advantage against the player that is greater than any other gambling game.
Rhode Islanders defeated by a 63-percent margin a referendum that would have allowed a casino in West Warwick operated by the Narragansett Indians and Harrah's Entertainment Inc. The defeat came despite a campaign in favor of the casino in excess of $15 million.
In South Dakota 67 percent of voters rejected a repeal of video lottery known as Initiated Measure 7. Supporters of the measure argued that social costs of gambling were too high and that the $112 million annual revenue from video lottery could be replaced by other means.
http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=24356

West Virginia - Voters in Greenbrier County have approved gambling at a luxury resort [The Greenbrier] here, but now the house is holding all the cards.
http://www.forbes.com/