A San Jose Cardroom Gambling, Measure E
ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot
for voters in the City of San Jose in Santa Clara County
, where it was defeated.
| Measure E|
|Yes|| 120,138|| 42.34%|
- Final official results from the Santa Clara County elections office.
San Jose Inside editorialized in favor of Measure E, writing, "If you want to risk your money at Casino M8trix or Bay 101 in San Jose, we can’t stop you. But Measure E would make it even easier by increasing the number of card tables at the city’s two casinos from 49 to 69 each. The city of San Jose has few options to increase revenue, so it better make sure it takes the extra money and puts it into a depleted police department. The unfortunate part of all this is the city will benefit in revenue while people who can’t control their gambling habits put themselves and their families at risk."
The question on the ballot:
|| Measure E: "Shall gambling be expanded by amending the Municipal Code to (1) allow the maximum number of Card Tables at San José's two cardrooms to increase by 30 on January 1, 2013 and by an additional 30 on January 1, 2014; (2) allow Cardrooms to offer any form of gaming lawful in California after July 1, 2012, without additional voter approval; and (3) require San José to review rules for additional permissible gaming?"