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Voters Reject Expanding Casino-Style Gambling

5 November 2003

DENVER, Colorado -- As reported by the Associated Press: ``For the third time in a decade, voters on Tuesday turned down an attempt to expand gambling in Colorado by overwhelmingly rejecting a proposal to add casino-style gambling at five racetracks.

``With 95 percent of the votes counted, Amendment 33 failed, 81 percent to 19 percent.

``Many voters said they did not like the idea of expanding gambling beyond Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. Others said they thought separate votes should have been allowed in cities where additional gambling was proposed.

``…The amendment would have allowed the installation of video lottery terminals at five horse and greyhound racetracks along the Front Range. There were 701,944 votes against and 166,503 votes in favor…"

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