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Anti-Gambling Bill Stalls in Senate

16 May 2006

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- As reported by the Associated Press: "A bill promoted as anti-gambling stalled on the Senate floor after opponents described it as pro-gambling.

"The measure by Senator Max Malone would allow voters in one precinct of Bossier Parish to hold a referendum on whether to ban video poker.

"...But Senator Rob Marionneaux said the measure would set a precedent leading to a 'hodgepodge' of different gambling laws around the state, precinct by precinct.

"...Senators voted 27-to-6 to send the bill to a judiciary committee chaired by Marionneaux..."

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