Hawaii officials reject high-stakes bingo proposal

Apr 15, 2013 8:02 PM

There’s no casino gambling in Hawaii. And, there’s no lottery in Hawaii. And, there’s no high-stakes bingo in Hawaii.

This despite an effort last week by Margaret Wille, a member of the Big Island’s County Council, to permit high-stakes bingo to raise revenue.

Wille contended that high-stakes bingo was different from casino gambling because it is not a 24-hour operation and has much lower stakes.

The argument was rejected.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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