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Apr 5, 2012 8:25 AM by AP

Alderman suggests casino vote

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach alderman Leonard Carrubba has suggested putting a nonbinding casino referendum on the November ballot.

Carrubba tells WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/HhaEsu) that he wants to know if Long Beach voters are for or against a casino in their city.

Long Beach voters have turned down gaming before - during two countywide votes. They rejected a gaming referendum again in 1993 during a city election.

However, it was a different story in 2006. That's when Long Beach voters passed a nonbinding referendum, supporting a casino on the north side of U.S. Highway 90, across from the harbor.

Carrubba says a lot has changed in the city since those post-Hurricane Katrina days and he wants to see how voters feel now.

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