State Senate Bill 1321, which would allow limited casino activity in Kapolei, has been “deferred indefinitely.”
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Hawai‘i residents won’t be seeing a casino on O‘ahu or elsewhere anytime soon. Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, chairwoman of the Hawaiian Affairs Committee, deferred Senate Bill 1321 indefinitely Thursday. Had it passed into law, the measure would have allowed the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to regulate limited casino gaming on lands in Kapolei. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.
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