SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A group is pushing an ambitious ballot initiative that would loosen the state's restrictions on gambling and end the monopoly of Indian tribes in the casino business.
Under current law, casinos are only allowed on Indian lands, and those are restricted to offering card games and a limited number of slot machines. No craps or roulette are permitted.
The state also has 34 horse-racing tracks and 113 card clubs, where people can gamble on card games.
Under the proposed measure, called the Gaming Control Act, all licensed gambling establishments would be free to offer most forms of gambling, including craps, roulette, unlimited slots and sports wagering.
Supporters are planning a $2 million petition drive to get the proposal on the November ballot. Craig Marlar, a spokesman for the group, said he is in the beginning stages of gathering signatures.
Marlar declined to provide any details about the people behind the initiative.
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