GRESHAM, OR - Plans to build a $500 million Las Vegas-style casino in Wood Village appear stalled and may be dead. The project will require voter approval, however the casino promoters have not begun a signature drive to place an initiative on the ballot. They need to gather 110,358 valid signatures by the July 3rd deadline.
The plan would convert the former Multnomah Kennel Club on 223rd Avenue into a casino complex featuring restaurants, entertainment and casino games.
Wood Village Mayor Dave Fuller does not know why the signature drive has not started. He supports the proposed casino project but is not staking the city's future on it. "We are not depending on this for our survival at this point," he said.
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