Card Rooms Proposed in Alaska

Republican lawmaker Colleen Sullivan-Leonard (l.) has introduced a bill to legalize tables-only casinos featuring both poker and house-banked games. The GOP controls both houses of the Legislature, but with the session set to end later this month, the bill’s future is uncertain.

A bill has been introduced in the Alaska legislature calling for the legalization of card rooms with house-banked games such as blackjack.

“Card rooms in the state of Alaska have been contemplated for years. Now is the time to stop contemplating and make them a reality,” said Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, the sponsor of House Bill 103, which would authorize the venues