A House committee is studying a Constitutional measure to allow up to six state owned casinos to be built in rural North Dakota.
House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) authored the measure. He said the casinos would be built to be “destination locations.” They would be 5 miles or more from cities of 5000 people or larger, and they would be at least 20 miles from the reservations, which have their own casinos. It would be put on the statewide ballot in 2018.
Carlson told the House Judiciary Committee the "face of North Dakota has changed."