Thursday, November 6, 2008

Saipan's turn at the table

Guam Greyhound lost its casino gaming initiative. Again.

Expect a Saipan casino initiative to pop up on next year's ballot. Again.

It will be a new, improved, can't-miss version of course. They always are. Still, the Pacific Daily News forum will save both sides a lot of time in putting their arguments together. It ran from April through Tuesday's election.

Guam voters gave Proposition A a thumbs-down by almost two-to-one. The Saipan Casino Act lost by almost the same margin. But, as Stevie Forbert said "You Cannot Win If You Do Not Play".

I'd give odds on this-- if it was legal to bet on it here.

By the way

It looks like Northern Marianas voters will be having an election every year for the forseeable future. It's too bad the Washington Delegate election can't be aligned with Commonwealth elections to save a few bucks.

James Baldwin says they've given up on initiatives, according to the Pacific Daily News. I'd still make my bet.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

They'd have to change the local elections to coincide with the Federal election, but the other way around.

KAP said...

No big thing, it just seems wasteful.

I half-hoped someone would try to get a change on Tuesday's ballot.

Lil' Hammerhead said...

A Saipan Gaming initiative will never pass (well, at least not in the near future). It'll likely be forwarded by some or all of the cast of shifty characters, as long as video poker is a problem the public will never approve additional gaming, we'd be screwing Tinian and there's the anti-gaming position of the Catholic church