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.