LePage signs bill clarifying casino rule

Posted April 25, 2011, at 6:54 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill to clarify a law requiring a minimum 100-mile distance between casinos.

The measure removes a potential roadblock for the planned Oxford County casino.

The proposed Oxford site is 125 miles by road from Bangor’s Hollywood Slots, Maine’s only slots parlor, but only 94 miles by air.

LePage said Monday that it makes sense to base the distance on how people would drive to the casino rather than as the crow flies.

 

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