Gambling issues played a key role in this year’s midterm elections in the United States. Residents in various states were given voting options on whether to increase or decrease the number of gambling sites in their state. There was a mix in the results, with some states favoring additional gambling sites while others voted against the measures.
Aside from a lot of changes in congressmen around the United States, votes determined the fate of gambling sites in different states. Although issues such as online gambling may have to wait another two to four years, a number of important items were the basis of voting.
Lawmakers in this state were keen to strike down a law that was passed in 2011. This law allowed for the building of three new casinos within the next five to six years. However, voters struck down this idea by a 60 to 40 margin. This means that the three casinos will be constructed as planned.
An amendment was added to the Colorado voting slips by congressmen from the state. It stated that table games would be added to the Araphoe Race Track, along with the construction of two new race tracks in different counties. Unfortunately, this measure was voted down by a significant margin. 70% of voters were against the idea.
South Dakota –
This proposed bill would have added roulette, craps and some more games to the Deadwood Casino in South Dakota. Unfortunately, they did not get the necessary votes to pass the measure into law. 56% of those who voted favored the idea, but the bill needed a 60% or more majority in order to become part of the law in 2015.
It is still possible that the congressmen of South Dakota will pass the bill, but they are not obliged to.