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Voters Say Yes To Gambling Measures

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Measures to uphold an expansion of gambling at Indian casinos were winning solid voter support in election returns at press time Wednesday.

A strong lead opened early for gambling measures Propositions 94, 95 96 and 97 which would give the state a greater share of tribal gaming revenues.

The pacts were forged to allow four Riverside and San Diego County tribes to add 17,000 slot machines to the 8,000 they already operate. In return, the tribes would pay the state a combined minimum of $123 million a year and up to 25% of the revenue from the new machines.

Critics of the measures say the state is promoting gambling and using the revenue stream as a cash cow. 

Poll worker Victor Figueroa, 17 took a pass from school to work the polls. For Joyce Washington, 52 Super Tuesday was "super historic".

Otis Grant casts his ballot at the New Hope Family Center in San Bernardino

"I always vote, but I never thought I'd see a day like this, a Black man and a woman on the ballot, it's historic"  said Peggy Glenn, 80 of San Bernardino.

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