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Letters to the State Legislature from State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax: READ LETTERS

STATE QUESTION 672, INITIATIVE PETITION 363

Special Election
February 10, 1998

This measure adds a new Article to the Oklahoma Constitution.

The new Article deals with gambling. The new Article legalizes:
a. Slot machines and roulette,
b. Craps, keno and video gambling,
c. All gambling played with cards, dice, mechanical devices
or computers, and
d. Other forms of gambling.

For the first five years there could only be four non-Indian
gambling facilities. Those facilities are:
1. Remington Park Racetrack,
2. Blue Ribbon Downs Racetrack,
3. A facility in Tulsa, and
4. A facility in Love County.

An appointed Commission would regulate and license this gambling.
After five years, other gambling facilities could be licensed.
There could not be more than one facility in any county.
Gambling facilities would have to meet minimum standards.

The measure would allow Indian tribes to request an agreement to
operate a gambling casino.

The measure makes gambling debts incurred at authorized casinos
legal and enforceable.

State taxes on the new gambling would fund the Commission, and
help education and prisons. Some tax funds would go to local
governments where State licensed gambling is conducted.

SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?

FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YES

AGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO

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