Casino Battle Rages On

Updated 6 years ago

They’ve been silent on the proposed casino

in Oxford County, but two Maine tribes and Penn National Gaming are

paying close attention to the outcome of the statewide vote.

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Indian Nation, which have

seen their own gambling proposals shot down, have not come out with

an official position. Likewise, Penn National, which operates

Hollywood Slots in Bangor, isn’t getting involved and is leaving

the issue to voters.

Dennis Bailey from Casinos No! says it would be a shame if

Mainers approved a casino to be built and operated by a Las Vegas

company after rejecting tribal proposals.

Dean Harrold from Olympia Gaming acknowledges an uphill battle.

He says that if voters don’t approve the proposal on Nov. 4, then

the proposal may never pass.


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