Comments for: Online gambling may grow quickly, Maine lawmakers say

Posted Jan. 18, 2012, at 5:34 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Lawmakers said the expansion of online gambling allowed by a recent U.S. Department of Justice ruling will spread quickly to Maine and urged the establishment of regulations just as quickly to address that inevitability. Members of the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday heard from …

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  • I hope online gambling takes off big and maine get burned by it.Three times we have tried to get casinos built each time they get shot down.I guess the moral majority want millions in revenue to just fly by,by by birdie

    • Anonymous

      It’d be nice to win once in awhile down at the big house. If things don’t change, of course the revenue will go bye bye. When the temporary location first opened you could barely get in the place and all night you heard jackpots going off. People would win a few hundred here and there. They ate, drank, and tipped. They stayed for hours playing the slots and socializing. It used to be fun.

  • Anonymous

    Online gambling, oh what a marvelous idea for the state of Maine !!!!! [Sarcasm]  One of the poorest states in the union, and now a quicker way to lose whatever little money people have,by gambling it away. At least you have to drive to get to Hollywood Slots,it isn’t available 24 hours a day in your own home.

  • Anonymous

    The result most likely will be based on who in our corrupt govenment will make the most out of this for their own personal gain. Just watch who supports allowing on line gambling and watch how fast their income increases. Hang on, here we go again.

  • Anonymous

    Please understand that we are part of the 47 states that are currently able to legally gamble online. On 12/24/2011, the Federal government REPEALED the Wire Act of 1961………. It’s already in Maine, folks…….. It’s completely legal. It’s completely legit. Maine should absolutely make moves to get a piece of the action. We have no say in this. Embrace it, or drop it. Stop talking about how this new change is going to “burn” Mainers…. There is nothing corrupt happening here. It would be advantageous of Maine lawmakers to join the movement. 

    • Anonymous

      Actually just make all Gambling legal in Maine.  The Legislature should decide once and for all how many more Casinos and Horsetracks with Casinos , along with Keno Halls,  Bingo + High Stakes Bingo Halls, Poker Halls, Stand Alone Slot Parlors,  Dice Game Halls, Sports Betting Halls and other types of Gambling Halls this state will have.  Then decide where the money goes and be done with it. Then have those companies hire people so they can have jobs.  Maine has been a  Gambling State for many decades and it isn’t going to change.

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