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North Dakota Casino Expansion Bill Shot Back Down the Pipeline

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

North Dakota Casino Expansion Bill Shot Back Down the Pipeline

The North Dakota casino expansion bill introduced by House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R) has been rejected by the heavily controlled Republican chamber.

State lawmaker Al Carlson’s push to allow North that is commercial Dakota to be built has unsuccessful.

Carlson’s bill desired to more than double the number of brick-and-mortar casinos within the Roughrider State, but the legislation garnered support that is little among his very own celebration. The bill was highly defeated with a vote of 63-28.

Carlson’s resolution would have expected North Dakota voters next November whether they help the expansion of gambling and allowing six land-based casinos that are commercial be developed. Their state currently has casinos that are tribal along with charitable gaming and pari-mutuel wagering.

The longtime lawmaker who has served the 41st District since 1993, which includes Fargo, shrugged off the results and said he expected the tally.

For the 94 seats in North Dakota’s House of Representatives, Carlson’s GOP controls 81. Almost all leader said he ‘didn’t go around breaking arms’ trying to obtain help from his legislative colleagues.

Payback No Answer

Carlson’s measure, if it could have been passed and approved by voters, would have allowed casinos that are commercial be built at least 40 miles away from sovereign reservations.

The ballot question ended up being seen by some as payback by Carlson to your indigenous Amer (more…)