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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

| 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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County Casino Given Early Approval

| March 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have given new life to bills that would greatly expand gambling in the state. The Democratic-controlled House gave early approval to bills Thursday that would allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe to operate a casino in Washington County and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to start one in Aroostook County, […]

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Casino Revenues Up

| September 18, 2013

Maine gambling regulators say tax revenue from the state’s two casinos is up significantly over last year. That’s according to Maine gambling regulators.¬†According to figures from the Maine Gambling Control Board, the state has taken in more than $35 million in revenues from slot machines and table games from Oxford and Bangor-based casinos during the […]

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