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Nebraska committee hears bill to put casino issue to voters


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An artist's rendering, from 2012, that shows a proposed casino at the former Atokad racetrack in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The Winnebago Tribe plans to open an events center named Atokad Park at the site.

The Nebraska General Affairs Committee heard testimony on Monday on a bill that would put casino-style gaming to a vote of the people.

Sen. Russ Karpisek introduced LR416CA last month. The bill amends the state constitution to authorize casinos and to require approval of any proposals by the local community.

If voters approve the amendment, tribes would be able to conduct the same types of gaming. The Winnebago Tribe has already proposed to open a casino at a former racetrack.

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Neb. casino gambling measure opposed at hearing (AP 2/10)
Nebraska Legislator Wants Public Vote on Casino Gambling (KWBE 2/11)
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