Casino developers eyeing Maine sites

Posted Oct. 07, 2008, at 1:13 p.m.

OXFORD, Maine — Representatives of the Olympia Group are shopping for a site for a proposed Oxford County resort casino that is subject to approval by Maine voters in November.

Realtor Tom Kennison of Kennison Real Estate said Monday he will show the Las Vegas-based group three or four sites near Route 26 this week.

Supporters say a $150 million casino with a 125-bed hotel would create 800 jobs.

Gov. John Baldacci has vetoed a Passamaquoddy-backed bill to create a racino in Washington County, and the Maine Legislature rejected a Penobscot-backed bill to allow slot machines on Indian Island.