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Measure Details

Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund

Oregon Ballot Measure - Measure 82

Yes
485,240
(28.35%)

Argument For

No
1,226,331
(71.65%)

Argument Against

Summary

The Oregon Constitution currently prohibits the Legislative Assembly from authorizing a casino to operate in this state. Ballot Measure xx would amend the Constitution and authorize the establishment of privately-owned casinos, subject to certain conditions. Under the Ballot Measure amendment, a privately-owned casino may be allowed to operate in this state, only if, all of the following criteria are satisfied: (i) The privately-owned casino must be approved by a separate statewide initiative; (ii) The privately-owned casino must be located in an incorporated city and the electors of that incorporated city must approve the casino’s development; (iii) The privately-owned casino must be owned and operated by a taxpaying corporation that is incorporated in Oregon; (iv) The privately-owned casino may not be located within 60 miles of a tribal casino that was operating on reservation land on January 1, 2011; and finally, (v) The privately-owned casino must pay twenty-five (25) percent of its adjusted gross revenues to the State of Oregon. Eighty percent of each payment must be deposited into the Oregon State Lottery Fund and 20 percent must be deposited into a fund established by Ballot Measure yy (IRR 38). The privately-owned casino will be regulated by the Oregon State Police and Oregon Lottery. The Oregon Lottery is presently required to be self-supporting and the revenues from the private casino will cover all the administrative and regulatory costs as currently required by the Constitution.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote amends state constitution to authorize privately-owned casinos; requires such casinos to give percentage of monthly revenue to State Lottery for specified purposes.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote maintains current state of the law, which does not authorize any privately-owned casino within state; tribal casinos authorized pursuant to gaming compacts.

Measure Text

Amends Constitution: Authorizes establishment of privately-owned casinos; mandates percentage of revenues payable to dedicated state fund.

Result of "yes" vote: "Yes" vote amends state constitution to authorize privately-owned casinos; requires such casinos to give percentage of monthly revenue to State Lottery for specified purposes.

Result of "no" vote: "No" vote maintains current state of the law, which does not authorize any privately-owned casino within state; tribal casinos authorized pursuant to gaming compacts.

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