Sunday morning gambling at Maine’s lone
casino may soon become a reality.
The Maine Gambling Control Board has given initial approval to a
request from Hollywood Slots in Bangor to allow it to open at 8
a.m. on Sundays, the same time it opens the rest of the week. At
present, slot machine players have to wait until noon on Sundays
before getting in the doors.
The gambling control board will hold a public hearing and gather
comments before making a final decision, which is expected at its
Dec. 10 meeting.
Hollywood Slots general manager Jon Johnson said if
Sunday-morning gambling is allowed, the company would see an
additional $700,000 to $1 million in annual revenues and the state
could take in an extra $350,000 to $500,000 in taxes.