South Dakota senators have voted down a measure that would have put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the November ballot.
The chamber voted 23-12 Thursday against the proposal, which would have asked voters to change the state constitution.
A coalition of Nebraska and South Dakota tribes and a Deadwood gambling association oppose the Port Yankton casino and entertainment complex project.
The amendment would have asked voters to allow a nonprofit group one gaming license in the southeastern South Dakota city.
Supporters argued it would help the community compete with Iowa and Nebraska for tourists.