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Maine Considers More Casinos

State Has Two, But Wants To Keep Pace With Region

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Maine's State HouseOn Monday, lawmakers in Maine met to discuss eight separate bills proposing more gambling in the state, according to a report from the Sun Journal.

Last year, a report was released that said that Maine could support two more casinos, one in the south and a smaller one in the north.

The minimum investment for each could be $250 million and $25 million, respectively.

The state’s two casinos open right now are in Bangor and Oxford, and they oppose more casinos.

Maine’s efforts come as new casinos are coming in Massachusetts. There are also plans for more casinos in New Hampshire. Both states are Maine’s neighbors.

Gaming revenue in Maine is currently around $100 million a year.

Maine legalized casinos in 2004, and over the past decade many states in the region have kicked off their own casino industries. All the states in the Northeast with gambling seem to be scrambling these days to preserve their gambling revenues.

 
 
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