Nebraska Gaming Commission and Casino Regulation, Measure 420 (2004)
|Voting on Gambling|
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The Nebraska Gaming Commission and Casino Regulation Initiative, also known as Initiative Measure 420, was an initiated state statute on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Nebraska, where it was defeated.
|Initiative Measure 420 (Gaming Commission and Casino Regulation)|
Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.266)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- A vote "FOR" will enact a statute which permits communities to: (1) authorize all games of chance including slot machines, table games, counter games or card games at casinos in hotels in metropolitan class cities within 2 miles of the Nebraska border; (2) authorize the use of electronic, mechanical or other gaming devices at casinos, strategic premises where at least 250 of such devices are operated, and racetracks; and (3) authorize the use of limited gaming devices which do not dispense currency or tokens and which do not have a cash winnings hopper, mechanical or simulated spinning reels or a side handle at casinos, strategic premises, racetracks and establishments which sell alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. The statute will also establish the numbers of such casinos and gaming devices which may be operated in various locations and establish a Nebraska Gaming Commission to regulate such gaming.
- A vote "AGAINST" will not cause such a statute to be enacted.
- Shall a statute be enacted which: (1) permits communities to authorize (A) all games of chance at casinos in hotels near the border in metropolitan class cities, (B) the use of gaming devices at casinos, strategic premises where at least 250 of such devices are operated, and racetracks, and (C) the use of limited gaming devices at casinos, strategic premises, racetracks and establishments which sell alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises; (2) establishes the numbers of such casinos and gaming devices which may be operated in various locations; and (3) establishes a Nebraska Gaming Commission to regulate such gaming.
The measure was sponsored by a pro-gambling organization calling itself Keep the Money in Nebraska. The same group sponsored three other initiatives in 2004:
- Nebraska Gambling Laws by Initiatives Amendment, Measure 417 (2004)
- Nebraska 2/3 Legislative Majority to Modify Initiatives Amendment, Measure 418 (2004)
- Nebraska Gambling Tax, Measure 419 (2004).
- Nebraska Secretary of the State 2004 Initiative Measure Results
- Nebraska Blue Book 2004-05
- Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09
- Informational Pamphlet on Initiative Measures Appearing on the 2004 General Election ballot]