Comments for: Bills to create three new racinos in Maine clear first hurdle

Posted June 06, 2011, at 9:39 p.m.
Last modified June 09, 2011, at 6 p.m.

AUGUSTA | House lawmakers voted Monday to approve bills that, if enacted, would allow developers to build three additional gambling facilities in Maine without having to wage costly, statewide campaigns at the ballot box. But the measures’ supporters acknowledged that the House votes are initial steps in a lengthy …


An earlier version of this story should have said that House lawmakers gave initial approval to plans to build a casino in Lewiston as well as racinos — facilities that offer horse racing and slot machines — in Biddeford and Washington County.

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