Penn National giving to Maine slots initiative

Posted Oct. 28, 2008, at 10:59 a.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:17 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The company that owns the Hollywood Slots casino in Bangor is putting money behind an effort seeking to allow slot machines in Scarborough.

Scarborough residents will vote Election Day on a question asking if they want to amend zoning ordinances that would allow slot machines at the Scarborough Downs harness racing track.

According to a campaign finance report, the Scarborough Village Partnership LLC political action committee spearheading the initiative received $62,389 from Penn National Gaming, the owner of Hollywood Slots, between Aug. 12 and Oct. 16.

Kathryn Rolston, the treasurer of the PAC, said Penn National is getting involved because it would like to have a slot machine facility in Scarborough. If voters approve the measure, it would be just the first step in a process to allow slots at Scarborough Downs.

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