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Powerball $1.5 billion jackpot drives lottery envy in 5 states where people can't play

KJ's in Utah sold hundreds of Powerball tickets to Utah residents on Thursday. In Alaska, legislative proposals to generate revenue through lottery games faltered. Hawaii and Utah prohibit all forms of gambling. John Jones of Montgomery, Alabama bought a PowerBall ticket on Friday in Georgia. He voted for an Alabama lottery in 1999. Some argue that legalized gambling would harm Hawaii’s low-income communities. However, gambling is popular among Hawaii residents. It is also popular in Las Vegas. The state legislature regularly fails to pass bills to legalize gambling in Hawaii.
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Powerball $1.5 billion jackpot drives lottery envy in 5 states where people can't play
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Related Companies and Wynn to Bid for New Casino in Midtown Manhattan

The mayor, governor, local officials, borough president, Assembly member and local state senator will have a representative on the committee. The gaming commission will decide on where the casinos will be located. New York City officials and developers have debated what to build in Hudson Yards. The site became the centerpiece to the city’s bid for the Olympics. If a casino were built, it would open at a time of more transformation in the neighborhood. Other casino and real estate companies are eyeing sites throughout the New Year's Eve. One of them is Thor Equities, a real-estate firm interested in building a casinos on Coney Island in Brooklyn.
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Smoking and Gambling Go ‘Hand in Hand.’ But Maybe Not for Long.

Nicole Vitola is a dealer at Atlantic City's Borgata casino. She helped found a group called Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects. The group has chapters in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. A bill to ban casino smoking in New Jersey has enough sponsors to all but guarantee passage. It has stalled, however, because of political issues. The number of smokers in the United States has shrunk by nearly half over the past two decades. They are 12.5 percent of adults in 2020, down from 23.3 percent in 2000. Smokers make up about 21 percent. of visitors to Atlantic city and 32 percent the casino's revenue.
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Smoking and Gambling Go ‘Hand in Hand.’ But Maybe Not for Long.
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The Current Situation Surrounding Online Casinos Laws in Japan

Gambling is illegal in Japan, except for horse racing and pachinko. The law makes a few exceptions to placate the public. Authorities are considering relaxing the ban on gambling to promote tourism. The current situation surrounding the online casinos in the country is discussed.
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NJ Casino Smoking Ban Talk Nixed, but Atlantic City Casino Workers Get Loud

NJ Casino Smoking Ban Talk is scrapped. About 100 people protest outside the Hard Rock casino. The bill to ban casino smoking has the support of more than half of state lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy. It has been stalled without a hearing in a state Senate or Assembly committee. A similar measure died without vote last year. The East Coast Gaming Congress was to have included a panel discussion on casino Smoking. Resorts Casino President Mark Giannantonio withdrew.
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In the 5 states without lotteries, a case of envy grows for $1.6B Powerball jackpot

KJ's in Utah sold hundreds of Powerball tickets to Utah residents on Thursday. In Alaska, legislative proposals to generate revenue through lottery games faltered. Hawaii joins Utah as the two states prohibiting all forms of gambling. Some argue that the absence of casinos allows Hawaii to maintain its status as a family-friendly destination. Gambling is popular among Hawaii residents. John Jones of Montgomery, Alabama bought a PowerBall ticket on Friday in Georgia. He voted for an Alabama lottery in 1999. Bob Endsley is against Powerballs.
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In the 5 states without lotteries, a case of Powerball envy

Utah sold hundreds of Powerball tickets on Thursday. Alaska's legislative proposals to generate revenue through lottery games faltered. Hawaii's legislature regularly fails to approve new gambling laws. Hawaii residents are fans of Las Vegas. Alabama's John Jones bought a PowerBall ticket in Georgia. He voted for an Alabama lottery in 1999. The state's lawmakers are considering a similar measure. It's illegal to gamble in Hawaii. However, gambling is popular in the state. Some argue it's good for the economy. They also argue that it keeps Hawaii a family-friendly destination.
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Osaka officials propose draft safer gambling ordinance

Osaka officials propose a draft ordinance to introduce measures for the countering of gambling addictions. The legislation was provisionally approved yesterday and will be debated by the superior Osaka Prefecture Assembly during the autumn session. Osaka is hoping to secure one of Japan's coming three casino licenses.
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Armed with campaign cash, video gambling companies again pushing for legal slots in Missouri

J&J Ventures and Accel Entertainment are backing a proposed legislation that would bring slot machines to Missouri gas stations, truck stops and bars. J&V has contributed more than $100,000 to politicians in the past five years. Acel Entertainment has pumped $130,00 into the campaign accounts of Missouri lawmakers since 2019. Torch Electronics and Warrenton Oil are also pushing unregulated slot machine into businesses across the state. They are suing the Missouri State Highway Patrol. They funneled $350, 000 into six political action committees tied to lobbyist Steve Tilley.
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Smoking ban talk nixed, but workers get loud outside Atlantic City casino

A session to discuss a proposed smoking ban during a major casino industry conference was cancelled. About 100 people opposed to smoking in the gambling halls protested outside the Hard Rock casino. The bill to ban casino smoking has the support of more than half of state lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy. It has been stalled without a hearing in a state Senate or Assembly committee. A similar measure died without vote last year.
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Smoking ban talk nixed, but workers get loud outside Atlantic City casino
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Mattress Mack: Texas Won’t Have Legal Gambling ‘In My Lifetime’

Jim McIngvale, 71, is a Houston furniture store owner and multi-million-dollar sports bettor. He believes that sports betting and gambling will not be legalized in Texas anytime soon. Religious groups oppose it. McIngvale is focused on crime reduction. He has created job training programs and educational efforts to help people earn a diploma and find employment.
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Mattress Mack: Texas Won’t Have Legal Gambling ‘In My Lifetime’
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Leaning on Latino support, Cortez Masto casts ballot in east Las Vegas

Catherine Cortez Masto is the first-term senator from Nevada. She's running for re-election against Adam Laxalt, a Republican. Corteza Masta is supported by the Latino community. Losing one of the blue Senate seats would give Republicans a majority. The issues at stake for young Latinos are reproductive freedom, climate change and immigrant rights. The district where Cortes Mastos and Lassalt are voting is represented by an immigration lawyer. It's the district with the highest percentage of Latinos. They represent 17% of registered voters in Nevada, which is home to the majority of immigrants.
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Leaning on Latino support, Cortez Masto casts ballot in east Las Vegas
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Exclusive: Abbott open to expanded casino gambling in Texas

Gaming companies want to expand their operations in Texas. Native American tribes with gaming operations have donated to Abbott's re-election. The Republican Party of Texas opposes any expansion of gambling. The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that had effectively banned sports betting in most states. Texas is not close to having the votes for it yet.   The Texas Destination Resort Alliance is calling for “state-of-the-art entertainment facilities” with five-star hotels and casino gambling that will create tens of thousands of jobs and generate tax revenue for the state.
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Some of Las Vegas' big gaming companies want a bite of the Big Apple

George Miller likes to visit the racetrack and casinos. New York lawmakers agreed on a $220 billion state budget with language paving the way for three casino licenses. The state is expected to introduce competitive bidding later this year for companies interested in obtaining a license. Casino operators would have to pay the state at least $500 million per license, according to The New Times. Major casino companies like Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts International and Genting Group, owner of Resort World Las. Vegas, have expressed interest. Gentings owns ResORT World New. York City, which has over 6,500 slot machines and electronic table games on two floors, along with bars and restaurants.
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Some of Las Vegas' big gaming companies want a bite of the Big Apple
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Where Could a Casino Be Built in New York City? What We Know

In April, Albany authorized up to three casino licenses for downstate New York, which includes New Yorkers. New voters approved the legalization of Las Vegas-style casinos in the state in 2013. The state legislature initially authorized four casinos to open upstate, giving them several years to build their business before having to compete with any casinos.
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US internet casino gambling is poised for expansion, industry execs say

Internet casino games have grown slowly, but there's potential for growth and expansion. It's legal in six states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware and Connecticut. Panelists predicted three or four additional states could adopt internet gambling. Since it launched internet casinos nine years ago, New York's casinos have won $4.79 billion from gamblers online. Nevada offers online poker. The revenue is reported separately from the in-person revenue casinos report to the state. There are 31 states plus Washington, D.C., offer legal sports betting.
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Execs: US internet casino gambling is poised for expansion

Executives at the East Coast Gaming Congress say the internet casino market has potential for growth and expansion. It is legal in six states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware and Connecticut. Panelists predict three or four additional states could adopt internet gambling. Since New York launched internet casinos nine years ago, they have won $4.79 billion from gamblers online. Since July 2019, the Pennsylvania casinos have also won nearly twice that amount. The figures are for online casino games only. They do not include sports betting revenue.
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Hochul accused of rigging NY casino license plan in favor of politically-connected slot parlors

Critics say the language in the budget language favors the racinos. The racino owners have political benefactors pushing their case for a full casino license. Hochul's office insists she wasn't rigging the bidding process. The bidding and selection process for the new casino licenses will be made by a state-siting board overseen by the Hachul-controlled state Gaming Commission. Genting-NY is in a district of Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee chairman Joseph Addabbo. Add abbo claims credit for having Hchul insert language into thebudget to aid the Aqueduct slots parlor.
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Hochul accused of rigging NY casino license plan in favor of politically-connected slot parlors
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Culinary Union frustration with Station Casinos playing out in NGC meetings

Culinary Local 226 has been criticizing Station Casinos since March. The company is involved in a labor dispute with the Culinary union. Station has a planned expansion in Southern Nevada and installed a cashless wagering system. It is also involved with a lawsuit against the NLRB. The Gaming Commission is waiting for the National Labor Relations Board to reach a conclusion on the dispute. They are willing to let the litigation play out before taking any action. Culiner's secretary-treasurer questions the commission's ability to oversee Station. He also questions whether it has the power to discipline bad actors.
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Culinary Union frustration with Station Casinos playing out in gaming regulatory meetings

Culinary Union has been critical of Station Casinos in gaming regulatory meetings since March. The union has pursued union representation votes at multiple Station properties. In six of seven votes, the union was successful. Station has appealed rulings by the National Labor Relations Board. Gaming Commission members said they are waiting for the NLRB's decision. The dispute has received national attention when Democratic candidates for president met with Culinary workers in Las Vegas. They were also involved in a union election at Red Rock Resort. It was ruled that the announcement of a new incentives and benefits package for employees was timed to interfere with the election.
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Cameron Smith: Alabama casinos’ human shield will test Marshall’s resolve

Greenetrack casino owes $76 million in unpaid taxes. The state supreme court ruled that electronic bingo which plays conspicuously like a slot machine is not bingos. Greenetracks has been closed down before. Attorney General Steve Marshall wants to enforce the law. The pending demise of illegal casinos has already been declared. Cameron Smith is worried Marshall will try to stop them. He is also worried about the legal status of slot machines.
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Developers and Billionaires Are Lining Up for the Chance to Operate a New York City Casino

Developers and billionaires are lining up for the chance to operate a New York City casino. The state approved the creation of seven casinos in 2013. New Yorkers have 20 million residents and tens of millions of tourists each year. The New Yorker area already has two gambling facilities known as racinos, horse racetracks and slot machines. Genting operates the Resorts World facility at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, while MGM Resort controls Empire City racino in Yonkers. State Gaming Commission announced members of the Gaming Facility Location Board, who will have 90 days to solicit proposals from casino developers interested in one of three licenses.
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Execs: US internet casino gambling poised for expansion

Internet casino games have grown slowly, but there's potential for growth, according to conference participants. Sports betting has provided ready-made infrastructure and regulatory apparatus for online casino gaming. It's legal in six states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware and Connecticut. Panelists predict three or four additional states could adopt internet gambling. Since it launched internet gaming nine years ago, New York's casinos have won $4.79 billion from gamblers online. Nevada offers online poker. The revenue is not broken out separately from the in-person revenue casinos report to the state.
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Execs: US internet casino gambling poised for expansion
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Execs: U.S. internet casino gambling is poised for expansion

Internet casino games have grown slowly, but there's potential for growth, according to conference participants. Internet gambling is legal in six states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware and Connecticut. Panelists predict three or four additional states could adopt internet gambling soon. Since it launched internet casinos nine years ago, New York's casinos have won $4.79 billion from gamblers online. Nevada offers online poker. It's not broken out separately from the in-person revenue casinos report to the state.
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Execs: U.S. internet casino gambling is poised for expansion
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East Coast Gaming Congress: Execs discuss pandemic lessons as Atlantic City casino workers protest indoor smoking

Covid-19 forced most US casinos to close for months. Caesars Entertainment learned lessons that can't be unlearned. The Cordish Companies introduced new health and safety measures at land-based casinos. The company has not gone back to buffets. Since the casinos reopened, business has been good. Eric Hausler, CEO of Greenwood Racing, owner of Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino, said a restaurant that was open every day for lunch and never made any money was closed for good once the gambling venue resumed operations. He said people were fed up with being cooped up and came back.
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meghalaya: Meghalaya government has put on hold the move to set up casinos in the state

Conrad K Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya has stopped the process of setting up three casinos. The Joint Action Committee Against Casino (JACAC) and other organisations have been strongly agitating against the setting of casinos in the state. JAC AC will hold a public meeting in Nongpoh on September 23 to decide on the further course of action on this issue. Megha United Christian Forum (MUCF) expressed “apprehension and shock” over the government’s decision to legalize gambling and online betting for tourists coming to the State.
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DA seeks input on proposed South Africa online gambling bill

DA seeks industry input on proposed South Africa online gambling bill. Dean Macpherson is the shadow minister of Trade, Industry and Competition. He is preparing to introduce a private member's bill to legalise and regulate online betting in South African.
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DA seeks input on proposed South Africa online gambling bill
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South African party introduces long-awaited online gambling bill

South African party introduces long-awaited online gambling bill. Currently, South African law allows online betting to be offered by any operator with a licence issued by a provincial authority. The National Gambling Amendment Act of 2008 never came into force.
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Las Vegas Dem official 'throttled wife in drunken Bellagio casino brawl' court documents reveal

Robert Telles, 45, was arrested on March 1, 2020, for domestic battery and resisting arrest. His wife, Mae Ismael, called police after a fight at the Bellagio casino. Telle's next court date is September 20th. He is being held without bail for the murder of Jeff German, a reporter with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He remains in his public administrator role and continues to collect his $130,000 salary until another person is elected. The new charges are related to his affair with Jeff. It is not clear if he will be charged with murder.
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New online gambling laws proposed for South Africa

The draft Remote Gambling Bill has been published for public comment in South Africa. It aims to legalise and regulate online gambling in the country. The bill was put forward by the opposition Democratic Alliance. The amendment act relating to interactive gambling was never brought into operation. This is one of the reasons why the Bill was not brought to effect.
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Las Vegas police search local official's home after journalist's stabbing death

Las Vegas police search local official's home after journalist's stabbing death. Jeff German was found dead with stab wounds outside his home on Saturday. He had recently written a series of stories about Robert Telles, the public administrator of Clark County. Telle lost his reelection bid during the Democratic primary in June. The newspaper is devastated by German's death and wants to know what happened to him. The journalist had reported on crime and corruption in Las Vegas for 40 years. Carlos Martinez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said it's imperative for authorities to get to the bottom of what has happened.
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The online gambling industry wants into California

Both Prop 26 and 27 would legalize sports betting in California if passed. Prop 27 is being pushed by the out-of-state online gambling industry. The Republican and Democratic parties oppose Prop. 26. The state GOP also opposes Prop 25. It is not clear if the Democratic Party is neutral. In 2018, the Supreme Court legalized sports gambling outside of Nevada.
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Could outdoor gambling solve impasse over smoking at casinos?

There is an impasse between Atlantic City casino workers who want a smoking ban and gambling executives who fear it would hurt business and cost jobs. A bill that would end smoking in the casinos has sat untouched in New Jersey's state Legislature for months.
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Could outdoor gambling satisfy smokers and casino workers?

Outdoor gambling may be a partial solution to the impasse between smokers and casino workers. A bill that would end smoking in the casinos has been introduced but has not had a hearing. The Casino Association of New Jersey opposes a smoking ban.
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Online Casinos in Poland: What to Know About their Legality

Polish online casinos are allowed under strict regulations. The Republic of Poland recently became a democratic nation. However, it hasn't fully accepted the democratic principles in all aspects of jurisdiction within the country. Online gambling is one of the most restricted areas in Poland. It is legal in cities with 250,000 residents. In 2009, authorized online casino portals experienced the same approach. A major scandal involving Miroslaw Drzewiecki exposed the government’s corrupt practices. Read on for more information.
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RCSS Shuts Down Gambling In Langkhur

RCSS has shut down gambling dens in Langkhur, southern Shan State. The ban follows the recent military coup. Since the military took over the democratic government, gambling and illegal drug use have spread to other towns in Shan state. It's good if ethnic armed organisations stop all of the gambling institutions in the state, according to local women.
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Why Mobile Casino Is The New Trend In Canada Today

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Escapee Tells of 300 Thai Sex Slaves in Myanmar Casino

Escapee claims there are 300 Thai women being held as sex slaves at a casino near the Thailand-Myanmar border. She escaped with another woman from the casino in the northeastern Myanmar town of Myawaddy on April 10.
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Pa. lawmaker worked with casino lobbyists to author gambling bill

Pa. lawmaker worked with casino lobbyists to author gambling bill. Lawsuit claims that the lobbyists acted as a lawyer for Pace-O-Matic and Parx Casino. In Pennsylvania, 1,150 registered lobbyists represent a wide array of businesses and industries. Good-government experts say having partisan interests writing bill language harms public confidence in government. They say elected officials should be representing the public interest, whereas lobbyists are representing their clients' interests.
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Pa. lawmaker worked with casino lobbyists to author gambling bill
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Beloit casino project took key step forward in 2021

The Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino and resort project took key administrative steps forward last year. Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued a concurrent decision aligning with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs on March 24, 2021. The tribe conducted initial work at the casino site in October of last. The city manager is "thrilled" to see the project take a key step forward. It was approved in March of 2020. A contractor for the tribe did geotechnical soil borings around the site. They are critical to understanding the soil structure below the property.
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Beloit casino project took key step forward in 2021
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Monografie unveils nominees for the Ranking SAGSE 2021

Monografie unveils nominees for the Ranking SAGSE 2021. The method is the same as that obtained in 2020: an open, democratic poll. Final list of nominees was revealed at the beginning of March. Winners will be announced in SagSE Latam at Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center.
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Nordrhein-Westfalen to grant five online casino licences

Nordrhein-Westfalen will grant five online casino licences. The law is in response to demand from the public. It is intended to direct players to regulated channels rather than black market operators. Alternative for Germany proposed amendments to the bill, but was rejected. Schleswig-Holstein recently passed similar legislation allowing for the operation of online gambling in the region. . ... In the state of Schlewig, the law allows for a monopoly of the online table games.
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Petersburg casino plan prevented

Virginia State Senate's General Law and Technology Sub-Committee voted by a margin of nine-to-seven to kill off a measure that would have allowed Petersburg to hold a referendum on whether to host a Las Vegas-style casino resort. The Democratic sponsor of the measure is 'thunderstruck' by the result and plans to discuss the proposal with members of his own political party before reviving his campaign at a later date.
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Petersburg casino plan prevented