The House has decided not to reconsider the two-casino proposal it rejected by a single vote at last week’s session.
This morning, 172 House members voted to bring the bill up again, while 192 voted against.
The measure, approved by the state Senate, would legalize two casinos sharing a total of 5,000 video slot machines and 240 table games. It also includes $25 million dollars in aid to towns, which supporters said would provide property tax relief.
The House has consistently rejected efforts to legalize casino gambling. It voted down a bill to legalize a single casino a month ago before rejecting this measure.