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Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected
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Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected (November 8, 2017)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation came out against the proposed casino while the Aroostook Band of Micmacs endorsed it.

Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation oppose bid for new Maine casino
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Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation oppose bid for new Maine casino (November 3, 2017)
Tribal nations are the opposite sides of ballot referendum that seeks to authorize a new casino in Maine. Voters go to the polls on November 7.

Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine
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Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine (October 13, 2017)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs is endorsing a proposed casino in Maine after reaching an agreement with the project developers.

Penobscot Nation develops plan to bottle vodka for tribal casinos
Business Deals
Penobscot Nation develops plan to bottle vodka for tribal casinos (January 6, 2017)
Chief Kirk Francis wouldn't confirm details of the operation, which has generated some controversy on the Maine reservation.

Houlton Band upset with failure of yet another tribal casino bill
Legislation
Houlton Band upset with failure of yet another tribal casino bill (June 25, 2015)
Chief Brenda Commander said tribes are looking at their options in the wake of another defeat at the state capitol.

Maine lawmakers kill bill to authorize tribally-operated casino
Legislation
Maine lawmakers kill bill to authorize tribally-operated casino (June 23, 2015)
The Senate blocked LD 1446 on narrow voter after it cleared the House by a wide margin.

Measure to approve tribally-operated casino advances in Maine
Legislation
Measure to approve tribally-operated casino advances in Maine (June 22, 2015)
The casino would be located in the northern part of the state and would require a county referendum.

Maine lawmakers introduce bills to authorize casinos for tribes
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Maine lawmakers introduce bills to authorize casinos for tribes (April 28, 2015)
One bill would authorize a casino for Houlton Band of Maliseet and the other would allow the Penobscot Nation to operate electronic Class II machines.

Houlton Band hopes to avoid statewide referendum on casino bid
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Houlton Band hopes to avoid statewide referendum on casino bid (April 9, 2015)
The tribe hopes to open a casino with 350 slot machines in northern Maine.

Lawmaker from Houlton Band introduces bill to authorize casino
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Lawmaker from Houlton Band introduces bill to authorize casino (April 8, 2015)
A facility with 350 slot machines in the northern part of the state could bring in $200 million a year.

Maine tribes hopeful for casino as lawmakers examine new study
Legislation
Maine tribes hopeful for casino as lawmakers examine new study (September 11, 2014)
Tribes have been pushing for a casino for years only to see non-Indian operators win approval from state lawmakers.

Report suggests path for a tribal gaming facility in northern Maine
Legislation
Report suggests path for a tribal gaming facility in northern Maine (September 3, 2014)
Maine has room for two more gaming facilities, including one that could be set aside for tribes, according to a report commissioned by the Legislature.

Authorities investigate reality show row at Pequot Tribe casino
Connecticut
Authorities investigate reality show row at Pequot Tribe casino (July 15, 2014)
Two tribal members appear in Game of Crowns on the Bravo network.

Opinion: Don't bet on gambling to fix state's budget problems
Opinion
Opinion: Don't bet on gambling to fix state's budget problems (July 11, 2014)
Writer says casinos aren't the answer to budget woes across the nation.

Opinion: Denial of gaming to Maine tribes a fundamental injustice
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Opinion: Denial of gaming to Maine tribes a fundamental injustice (April 14, 2014)
Writer wonders why politicians and citizens of Maine continue to deny gaming to tribes in the state.

Maine tribes seek inclusion in bill to study expansion of gaming
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Maine tribes seek inclusion in bill to study expansion of gaming (April 11, 2014)
Lawmakers who represent Maine tribes are seeking inclusion in a bill to study the expansion of gaming in the state.

Maine lawmakers try to revive tribal gaming bills after setback
Legislation
Maine lawmakers try to revive tribal gaming bills after setback (March 21, 2014)
The Maine House is trying to revive three tribal gaming bills that were rejected in the Senate.

Tribes lose out as Maine Senate rejects six gaming measures
Legislation
Tribes lose out as Maine Senate rejects six gaming measures (March 20, 2014)
The Maine Senate effectively killed six gaming bills on Wednesday, including three that would have benefited tribes.

Maine House approves bills to help tribes with casino projects
Legislation
Maine House approves bills to help tribes with casino projects (March 7, 2014)
The Maine House approved three bills to help tribes with gaming projects.

Tribes testify in support of expanded gaming bills in Maine
Legislation
Tribes testify in support of expanded gaming bills in Maine (January 10, 2014)
Two Maine tribes are pushing the state Legislature to approve an expansion of gaming.

Passamaquoddy Tribe pushes   casino despite years of rejection
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Passamaquoddy Tribe pushes casino despite years of rejection (August 7, 2013)
Leaders of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine are once again pushing for a casino despite years of rejection by politicians and the public. But the tribe hopes the outcome will be different this time. A proposed referendum will be limited...

Editorial: Expansion of gaming should benefit  tribes in Maine
Opinion
Editorial: Expansion of gaming should benefit tribes in Maine (August 5, 2013)
Newspaper says Maine tribes should be included in any expansion of gaming: As a new commission begins work on a recomendation for the Legislature, it should consider the needs of the state's Indian tribes, which have all attempted to open...

Passamaquoddy Tribe  eyes  voter approval for casino once again
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Passamaquoddy Tribe eyes voter approval for casino once again (July 30, 2013)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine will once again be asking for voters to approve a casino. Voters have rejected the tribe at least twice even as they approved non-Indian gaming facilities. But this time the tribe hopes to limit the...

MPBN: Maine tribes still looking for entry into gaming business
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MPBN: Maine tribes still looking for entry into gaming business (July 29, 2013)
Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports on the first meeting of the Commission to Develop a Competitive Bidding Process for the Operation of Additional Casinos or Slot Machines, where tribal leaders pushed for involvement in the gaming industry: Currently, there is...

Penobscot Nation waits amid non-Indian gaming expansion
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Penobscot Nation waits amid non-Indian gaming expansion (June 24, 2013)
The Penobscot Nation has been rebuffed in efforts to offer electronic bingo games as non-Indian gaming options expand in Maine. For the fifth year in a row, state lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would help the tribe. Yet...

MPBN:  Maine tribes       support  bill  for electronic beano games
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MPBN: Maine tribes support bill for electronic beano games (February 12, 2013)
'Native American tribes in Maine are hoping to hold on to a gaming niche by modernizing and expanding beano. A proposed bill would allow all five tribes to operate electronic high stakes beano, where players can opt to compete at...

MBPN: Passamaquoddy Tribe opposed to casino study bill
Legislation
MBPN: Passamaquoddy Tribe opposed to casino study bill (April 12, 2012)
"Citizen initiatives have become the vehicle of choice for developers seeking to establish casinos in Maine. Now a legislative committee wants a special commission to study the future of gaming in the state before any more casino license applications can...

Opinion: Passamaquoddy Tribe loses again  with gaming bid
Opinion
Opinion: Passamaquoddy Tribe loses again with gaming bid (November 14, 2011)
"Voters also turned decisively against gambling with the other two referendum questions. There was a huge margin against a Lewiston casino that was a relatively late entry, but a combined plan for slot-machine "racinos" in Biddeford and Calais also failed...

MPBN: Passamaquoddy  Tribe loses out with defeat of racino
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MPBN: Passamaquoddy Tribe loses out with defeat of racino (November 10, 2011)
"Two images capture the resignation that sets in Down East everytime voters decide whether to allow gambling in Washington County. At the Calais Motor Inn, the election-night crowd around Joseph Socobasin and his laptop grows, as the Passamaquoddy Tribal Chief...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe not ready to give up on gaming plans
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Passamaquoddy Tribe not ready to give up on gaming plans (November 9, 2011)
A leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine vowed to keep pushing for gaming even after voters rejected a racino by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin on Tuesday. "The tribe has been pursuing this for 20 years now...

Opinion: Racino a boost for Passamaquoddy  Tribe economy
Opinion
Opinion: Racino a boost for Passamaquoddy Tribe economy (November 7, 2011)
"In Washington County, the Passamaquoddy Tribe wants to build a racino in Calais. The tribe has sought a gaming operation for many years. Maine voters, despite approving gaming facilities in Bangor and Oxford, have rejected those requests. Basic fairness calls...

Editorial: Vote yes on gaming for the Passamaquoddy Tribe
Opinion
Editorial: Vote yes on gaming for the Passamaquoddy Tribe (November 3, 2011)
"Oftentimes, the fat lady singing happens to be Lady Luck. But when it comes to the Maine 2011 ballot, the hollow cry of the recession should trump fortune’s cautionary shrill in the ears of state voters. The second slot on...

Passamaquoddy Chief: 'It is our turn' for gaming in Maine
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Passamaquoddy Chief: 'It is our turn' for gaming in Maine (November 1, 2011)
Leaders of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine say their people deserve a shot at gaming. Tribal leaders have gone to the ballot or the Legislature four times in recent years. Their plans have always been rejected even as voters approved...

Opinion: Vote yes on  a racino for  Passamaquoddy Tribe
Opinion
Opinion: Vote yes on a racino for Passamaquoddy Tribe (October 31, 2011)
"I am writing in support of Question 2 and Question 3 on the ballot this November. A casino in Lewiston will provide jobs and will create an economic spark that is badly needed in the Twin Cities. I like the...

Editorial: Vote yes on racino for the Passamaquoddy Tribe
Opinion
Editorial: Vote yes on racino for the Passamaquoddy Tribe (October 24, 2011)
"The Passamaquoddy tribe in Indian Township wants to build a racino in Washington County. To do this, it needs help from the rest of the state. Passamaquoddies are asking us to support Question 2 on Nov. 8, which would allow...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe not alone in plan for more  gaming
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Passamaquoddy Tribe not alone in plan for more gaming (October 21, 2011)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine is seeking voter approval to open a racino but that's not the only gaming question on the November 8 ballot. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township will operate...

Passamaquoddy Tribe makes case to state voters for gaming
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Passamaquoddy Tribe makes case to state voters for gaming (October 14, 2011)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine says voters should approve two racinos in order to generate jobs and economic development. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township will operate a racetrack in Washington County with...

Leaders of Passamaquoddy Tribe   pushing for casino measure
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Leaders of Passamaquoddy Tribe pushing for casino measure (October 13, 2011)
Leaders of the Passamaquoddy Tribe are hoping Maine voters approve a gaming referendum that's on the November ballot. If approved, Question 2 authorizes slot machines at a racetrack facility in Washington County for the tribe. It also authorizes a...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe asks state  voters again to approve casino
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Passamaquoddy Tribe asks state voters again to approve casino (September 20, 2011)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township is once again asking voters in Maine to approve a gaming facility. The tribe's prior efforts have failed even as voters approved non-Indian casinos. This time around, the tribe and a non-Indian casino are...

Opinion: Passamaquoddy  racino  a  boost for   Maine economy
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Opinion: Passamaquoddy racino a boost for Maine economy (September 12, 2011)
"At the University of Maine’s Animal and Veterinary Science Program, I’m lucky enough to work with some of the brightest college students anywhere. Some of them are headed for careers as large animal veterinarians, researchers, horse breeders and trainers. Many...

Maine Senate approves   racino bill for Passamaquoddy Tribe
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Maine Senate approves racino bill for Passamaquoddy Tribe (June 10, 2011)
The Maine Senate approved a bill to authorize a racetrack with slot machines for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. LD 1203 authorizes up to 1,500 slot machines at two racinos. The tribe's facility would be located in Washington County....

Maine House passes bill for  Passamaquoddy  Tribe's  racino
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Maine House passes bill for Passamaquoddy Tribe's racino (June 7, 2011)
The Maine House passed a bill to authorize a racetrack with slot machines for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. LD 1203 authorizes up to 1,500 slot machines at two racinos. The tribe's facility would be located in Washington County....

MPBN: Bills for expanded gaming in Maine headed to   debate
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MPBN: Bills for expanded gaming in Maine headed to debate (May 9, 2011)
"Citizen-initiated bills generally carry a lot of weight in the Legislature because they have been endorsed with tens of thousands of voter signatures in order to earn the right to be on the ballot. It's the approach that was used...

Passamaquoddy Tribe testifies for bill to authorize racino
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Passamaquoddy Tribe testifies for bill to authorize racino (April 26, 2011)
Lawmakers in Maine held an all-day hearing to consider two gaming bills, one of which would authorize a racino for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. Joseph Socobasin, the chief at Indian Township, said his tribe has been pushing for gaming since the...

Editorial: Establish a consistent gambling policy in Maine
Opinion
Editorial: Establish a consistent gambling policy in Maine (April 25, 2011)
"After more than a decade of referendums on gambling, some of them successful, most of them not, it is time for a better approach that ensures future gaming facilities — which are inevitable —- are located and managed in ways...

Opinion: It's time to let tribes join in on   the casino game in Maine
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Opinion: It's time to let tribes join in on the casino game in Maine (November 12, 2010)
"If the new Republican majority in Augusta is looking to leave its mark, it would do well to figure out what Maine should do about casino gambling. The situation, after the apparent approval of Maine’s first full-fledged casino in Oxford...

Passamaquoddy Tribe  seeks change in state law for racino project
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Passamaquoddy Tribe seeks change in state law for racino project (November 4, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine wants to open a casino in partnership with a racetrack but the racino won't be possible without a change in state law. In 2003, voters approved a referendum that allows racetracks to operate slot machines....

Signatures being gathered for Passamaquoddy  Tribe gaming plan
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Signatures being gathered for Passamaquoddy Tribe gaming plan (November 3, 2010)
Voters in Maine appear to have approved a commercial casino that was on Tuesday's ballot and the Passamaquoddy Tribe is hoping to cash in on the pro-gaming sentiment. The tribe is working with the owner of the Scarborough Downs track...

Penobscot Nation  told it can't offer  electronic gaming machines
Regulation
Penobscot Nation told it can't offer electronic gaming machines (October 8, 2010)
The Penobscot Nation can't offer electronic pull tabs, according to Maine attorney general Janet Mills. The tribe planned to install the machines at its bingo hall. But Mills says they do not act in the same manner as paper pull...

Opinion: Gaming acceptable for everyone in Maine besides tribes
Opinion
Opinion: Gaming acceptable for everyone in Maine besides tribes (September 27, 2010)
"What do mobsters, prostitutes, pimps, loan sharks, drug dealers, drug addicts, alcoholics, thieves and gambling addicts all have in common? You can always find representatives of each of these groups at a casino. I am not denying that some of...

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