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Guidelines for Future Casino Growth

Guidelines for Future Casino Growth

| April 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle says Maine must create a competitive bidding process to guide the further expansion of casinos and ensure the state gets the best deal. Casino development so far has been steered by citizen initiative so the state has had no say on […]

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Maine Panel OKs Bill to Study Gambling Expansion

Maine Panel OKs Bill to Study Gambling Expansion

| April 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine legislative panel has approved a bill to have the state study the market potential for building more casinos in Maine. The Veteran and Legal Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed the measure on Tuesday. The bill directs Maine to contract with a consultant that would study whether a market exists for […]

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Senate Rejects Efforts to Expand Gambling

Senate Rejects Efforts to Expand Gambling

| March 19, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has rejected efforts by state’s American Indian tribes and harness horse-racing industry to build casinos. The Senate turned down six gambling bills late Wednesday. Among several bills is one that would have allowed Scarborough Downs to build a resort casino which it says it needs to […]

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Gaming Commission in Favor of Expanded Gambling

Gaming Commission in Favor of Expanded Gambling

| September 27, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A special study group is recommending to Maine lawmakers that gambling in the state be expanded. The Gaming Commission voted 10-8 in favor of the recommendation on Friday. It was brought forward by hospitality industry representatives and tribal leaders on the commission, who have long wanted casinos. It urges the Veterans […]

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