An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission

Alaska Ballot Measure - Ballot Measure 1

Election: Primary Aug. 26, 2008 (Primary)

Outcome: Failed


Gambling and Gaming

Measure Text

Ballot Measure No. 1 - 05GAM2

This initiative would create a seven-member gaming commission in the state Department of Revenue, and change gaming laws. The commission would employ a director, make contracts, adopt regulations, investigate and enforce gaming laws. The commission would have authority to allow games of chance, such as lotteries and casino games, in the future. It could join other states in multi-state gaming. The director would supervise gaming activities, and enforce charitable gaming laws. The initiative would make certain acts related to gaming a felony. Gaming allowed by the new law would be exempted from the criminal prohibition against gambling.

Should this initiative become law?

( ) Yes
( ) No