Electronic bingo bill passes out of state house

Late this afternoon, the bill affecting electronic bingo in the state was passed out of the State House Tourism committee and sent on to the full House for consideration.

With a standing-room-only crowd looking on, there was passionate debate surounding the bill that would have electronic bingo operations defined under the same federal guidelines as Indian gaming operations do.

An amendment was added to the bill this afternoon making it mandatory for there to be a public vote on the issue before any changes would take effect.

Sources tell News 4 the bill will go for a second reading tomorrow and could end up on the House floor for debate as early as Tuesday.

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