Nebraska Casino Vote Petition Filed - Friday 24th of February 2006

NEBRASKA – As reported by the Lincoln Journal Star: "Language for another petition that would ask voters in November to reconsider casino-style gambling was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office.

"The petition, backed by Boyd Gaming Corp., based in Las Vegas, calls for three casinos, one in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts. A majority of the revenue would be earmarked for Nebraska schools.

"Voters rejected two gambling initiatives in November 2004, including one from Coast Casinos, which Boyd Gaming Corp. has since acquired. To make the 2006 ballot, about 115,000 signatures would have to be gathered by July 7.

"If the petition is successful, voters would consider a constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas-style gambling, along with two statute initiatives, on the ballot…"

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