Voters narrowly approve casino in Maine
November 03, 2010
Maine voters have chosen to approve a new casino law. The law passed by 51
percent of the vote.
This will be the states second casino. The first being Hollywood Slots, located
in Bangor. However, with the passing of the vote, the new casino project will be
able to operate more than just slot machines.
The new casino resort will be located in Oxford. The estimated cost for the
project is $165 million and will offer visitors game tables like black jack and
craps. There will also be slot machines. The casino will open in several stages.
The first phase, in addition to the casino itself, will include a café, a bar,
and a restaurant. Over the following 5 years, a hotel with 200 guest rooms will
be added, a lounge, additional restaurants, convention center, and a spa will
Creating new jobs was the reason for many supporters of the new law. Tens of
millions are expected to be generated for the economy. Maine public schools and
colleges, Penobscot Passamaquoddy Indian Tribes, Oxford and the county will all
benefit from the tax revenues.
The next step for the project is to choose a site for the casino. Also a casino
operator also needs to be chosen. Then a state and local approval for the casino
The estimated opening date will be summer 2012.
Return to Maine Casinos.