Stories about Gambling Control Board

A view from inside the Oxford Casino taken in June 2012 at a news event held before the casino opened.

Gambling board gives provisional approval to Oxford Casino expansion

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 18, 2012, at 6:47 p.m.
AUGUSTA | An expansion to the Oxford Casino will hold a sneak peek opening Friday. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Gambling Control Board, casino General Manager Jack Sours told the board the expansion would open at 5 p.m. Friday. He said the table games would take a bit longer …
Patrick Fleming

Retiring state police chief tapped to head gambling control board

By Dawn Gagnon on April 29, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA | On Sunday, Col. Patrick Fleming of Fairfield will officially retire from a 27-year career with the Maine State Police. On Monday, he will begin his new job as executive director of the state’s Gambling Control Board. Fleming was nominated for the post by Public Safety Commissioner John …

Maine gambling board considers new director

The Associated Press on April 29, 2011, at 5:11 a.m.
AUGUSTA | The agency that oversees casino gambling in Maine is considering the nomination of a new executive director. At its meeting Friday in Augusta, the state Gambling Control Board will consider a nomination put forth by Public Safety Commissioner John Morris. The new director will succeed Robert Welch, …

Casino mileage bill passes state Senate

By Tony Reaves, Sun Journal on April 16, 2011, at 5:41 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Senate passed a bill Thursday to clarify Maine gaming law so mileage between casinos would be measured in road miles.The bill removes a potential hurdle for the Oxford casino in development by Black Bear Entertainment. Previously, gaming law did not specify whether the mandatory 100 miles …
Doug Damon

Bill would allow Hollywood Slots to add table games

By Eric Russell on April 06, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A Bangor lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow any state slot machine facility in operation as of Jan. 1, 2011, to add table games. Rep. Doug Damon, R-Bangor, is the sponsor of LD 1418, An Act to Allow Table Games at a Facility Licensed to …

Quick action on gambling likely

By Mal Leary on Dec. 26, 2010, at 6:33 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Facing a likely constitutional deadline, lawmakers are looking at changes they want to make to the law allowing a casino in Oxford County before groups supporting casinos in Biddeford, Lewiston and one for the state’s Indian tribes file petitions forcing consideration of those proposals. “My phone started …