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Pricetag for gaming campaign at $32M

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2002

Arizona's tribes and the racetrack industry have raised $32.1 million in an effort to convince voters to keep Indian gaming alive.

Based on figures from the secretary of state, The Arizona Republic reports that most of the money was raised by the 17 tribes of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association. They are backing Proposition 202, an initiative that closely mirrors compacts they signed with Gov. Jane Hull (R) But which were never approved by state lawmakers.

Trailing is an effort by the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) with $9.7 million for Proposition 200. The initiative seeks to limit state oversight and increase greater tribal control over casinos.

In last place is the racetrack industry with $3.5 million for Proposition 201. The measure also mirrors the failed compacts but also authorizes casino gaming at racing facilities.

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Arizona Gaming Proposals (As submitted):
Proposition 200: Yes for Arizona! | Proposition 201: Coalition for Arizona | Arizonans for Fair Gaming & Indian Self-Reliance

Relevant Links:
Arizona Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.az.us
Arizona Casinos, The Arizona Republic - http://www.azcentral.com/casino/arizona

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