Key Votes

2012 All Gambling and Gaming Key Votes

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12/17 NJ A 2578 Authorizes Internet Gaming at Atlantic City Casinos Bill Passed - House (48 - 25) 12/05 OH HB 605 Prohibits Gambling In Internet Cafes Bill Passed - House (63 - 30) 8/14 MD SB 1 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House (71 - 59) 6/27 DE HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 6/12 DE HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Bill Passed - House (29 - 8) 6/05 NC SB 582 Expands Casino Gambling Bill Passed - House (68 - 49) 5/31 IL SB 1849 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 26) 5/23 IL SB 1849 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House (69 - 47) 4/30 MN HF 2795 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 34) 4/28 MN HF 2795 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18) 4/25 MA H Amdt 804.1 Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards Amendment Adopted - House (123 - 33) 3/28 NH H Amdt 917h Authorizing the Establishment of 4 Casinos Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 195) 3/28 NH HB 593 Expands Gambling Bill Failed - House (118 - 226) 3/27 MD SB 892 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 3/14 NY A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling Amendment Adopted - Senate (36 - 0) 3/14 NY A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling Amendment Adopted - House (96 - 45) 3/13 IA SF 2275 Authorizes Internet Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 2/23 KY SB 151 Authorizes Casinos Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 21) 2/21 MI HB 5033 Requires Asset Tests to Determine Eligibility for State Assistance Programs Bill Passed - House (67 - 39) 2/15 OH HB 386 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)

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