Proposal to start a casino in Hawaii dies
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Proposal to start a casino in Hawaii dies

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this photo taken Tuesday
    In this photo taken Tuesday

Hawaii isn’t rolling the dice on casino gambling.

House and Senate negotiators decided Friday to end discussion of a last-minute proposal to create one stand-alone casino in the state.

Lawmakers said they had procedural concerns about advancing a measure that was only introduced Thursday.

Sen. Malama Solomon, a Democrat representing Hilo, pushed for the casino idea by replacing the contents of an unrelated bill that originally would have abolished the Aloha Tower Development Corporation.

The proposal would have granted a renewable 20-year license to the casino, which would have been charged a 15 percent tax on gross receipts.

Hawaii and Utah are the only two states without any form of legal gambling.






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