Casino Battle Latest 

The Washington County racino battle is

heating up, with the two sides accusing each other of inaccuracies

in campaign ads that began running on television this week.

Backers of the Passamaquoddy Tribe plan took issue with a claim

that the November 6th referendum would allow high-stakes beano

games in Washington County without local approval and that the

state would receive no revenue from such games.

Meanwhile, opponents are questioning the accuracy of a

pro-racino ad that claims some of the gambling revenue would go

toward public safety.

One TV station, WGME in Portland, notified the opposition group

Casinos No! that it was dropping its anti-racino ad. But Casinos

No! said the station later agreed to reinstate the ad, with a

slight change clarifying one of its claims.