A bill to ban video gambling machines in tribal casinos failed to hit the jackpot inside the House State Affairs Committee.
Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, introduced legislation earlier this month that would remove a key section of 2002 law that says video machines could not be defined as illegal slot machines and are not a simulation of casino gambling as long as the machines do not have a lever or dispense coins.
The proposal would have allowed the banning of the machines even if they do not have a lever or dispense coins.
Testimony on the bill began on Tuesday.
The committee voted 8-7 on Thursday to stop the bill from advancing.