Voters Reject Racino

Updated 6 years ago

(AP)-Mainers have rejected a racetrack casino in eastern Maine and a proposal to relax the state’s term limits law.

The so-called racino proposal would have allowed Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe to develop a harness-racing track with up to 1,500 slots in Washington County.

The Passamaquoddies saw it as a way to help the tribe and to boost the eastern Maine county’s economy. But they say they failed to get their message to voters in communities in southern Maine, where support was weakest.

Dennis Bailey of Casinos NO! says voters sent a clear message in this referendum that they do not want casino gambling.


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