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2018 Ballot Measures

Gambling and Gaming


Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment P: Regulation of Games of Chance Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Amendment 68: Shall State Taxes be Increased $114,500,000 Annually in the First Full Fiscal Year, and by Such Amounts that are Raised Thereafter, by Imposing a New Tax on Authorized Horse Racetracks' Adjusted Gross Proceeds from Limited Gaming to Increase Statewide Funding for K-12 Education, and, in Connection T Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Florida Ballot Number 13: Ends Dog Racing Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Kansas SCR 1618: Kansas Charitable Gaming Measure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 3: Act to Protect Greyhounds Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 3: Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 1 - Citizen Initiative: Slot Machines Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: An Act to Allow a Casino in Oxford County Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 1: Citizen Initiative - Oxford County Casino Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative - Relating to Operating Slot Machines at Commercial Harness Racing Tracks Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Maine Question 3: Citizen Initiative - Relating to the Establishment of a Slot Machine Facility in Lewiston Failed
Nov. 7, 2017 Maine Question 1: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri HJR 48: Constitutional Amendment 8 Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Missouri measure: Amendment 4 Pending
Nov. 8, 2011 New Jersey Public Question Number 1: Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Legislature by Law to Allow Wagering on Sports Events at Atlantic City Casinos and at Horse Racetracks Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New Jersey Public Question 1: Permits Veterans' Organizations to Use Net Proceeds from Games of Chance for Organizations' Support Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Jersey Public Question 1: Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Legislature to Permit by Law Establishment and Operation of Casinos in Certain Counties Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 1: Authorizing Casino Gaming Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
May 4, 2010 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Change The Location Of The Columbus Casino Facility Authorized By Previous Statewide Vote Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 1: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Twin River in the Town of Lincoln Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 2: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Newport Grand in the City of Newport Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 1: State Constitutional Approval Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 2: Amendment to the Constitution of the State Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 1: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at “Twin River-Tiverton” in the Town of Tiverton Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Carolina : Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment Q: Authorization of Roulette, Keno, and Craps in the City of Deadwood Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Charitable Gaming Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas HJR 73: Proposition 4 Passed
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