CHICAGO -- Voters across the country dealt state governments and the gambling industry a bad hand last week, rejecting most ballot measures that would have introduced or expanded gaming.

Nine states asked voters to approve additional gaming and only three got citizen permission to do so. In addition, Massachusetts voters rejected two non-binding referenda on casino expansion. And in Arkansas, propositions to authorize a state lottery and the state's first casino were put on the ballot but declared null by the state high court before the Nov. 8 election.

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