Hawaii voters could decide whether to bring gambling to Waikiki in the form of slot machines and video poker machines.
The House Tourism Committee heard testimony Monday on a proposed constitutional amendment creating limited gambling, but no action was taken on the measure.
The committee deferred a vote as it reviews the proposal. If it passes the Legislature, the gambling issue would go before voters during the next election.
The bill calls for gambling that’s not visible from the street and only in designated resort areas on the island of Oahu.
Hawaii and Utah are the only two states without any form of legal gambling.
Separate legislation would allow Hawaii to join a multistate lottery.