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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.

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
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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 tribes hopeful for casino as lawmakers examine new study
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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.

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

Maine lawmakers try to revive tribal gaming bills after setback
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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...

MBPN: Passamaquoddy Tribe opposed to casino study bill
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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
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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
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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....

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...

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...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe sees a  successful month at Class II facility
Openings & Closings
Passamaquoddy Tribe sees a successful month at Class II facility (September 9, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine said it's new Class II facility is paying off. The tribe opened the facility, which offers bingo games and 50 electronic gaming machines, last month. The high-stakes games have been drawing in...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe a part of coalition against proposed casino
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Passamaquoddy Tribe a part of coalition against proposed casino (July 27, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine has joined a coalition to fight a proposed casino on the November ballot. Citizens Against the Oxford Casino is urging a "no" vote on Question 1: “Do you want to allow a...

Passamaquoddy Tribe prepares to open new Class II facility
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Passamaquoddy Tribe prepares to open new Class II facility (May 20, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township is getting ready to open a Class II casino. The facility will feature 50 electronic gaming machines, a restaurant and a bowling alley. "There is a lot of interest already," Gov. William Nicholas...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe urges  vote against  gaming initiative
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Passamaquoddy Tribe urges vote against gaming initiative (May 6, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township is urging Maine voters to reject a referendum for a casino in Oxford County. The tribe says the referendum will prevent future gaming in the state. "If the initiative is passed, it is in...

Passamaquoddy Tribe against referendum for   new  casino
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Passamaquoddy Tribe against referendum for new casino (May 5, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township is opposing a referendum that would authorize a casino resort. The tribe says the Black Bear Entertainment casino is too restrictive and would lead to a future monopoly, the Associated Press reported. Voters will...

Editorial: Maine tribes keep an eye on  gaming referendum
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Editorial: Maine tribes keep an eye on gaming referendum (May 3, 2010)
"The ballot will tell you one thing, but the people behind the latest casino referendum are saying something else. If voters want to make sure they know what they are voting on next November, they should be paying attention to...

Maine tribes once again excluded from gaming referendum
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Maine tribes once again excluded from gaming referendum (April 7, 2010)
Maine tribes won't get to ask voters about a casino after a proposed referendum was killed by state lawmakers. The Passamaquoddy Tribe (Pleasant Point | Indian Township) wanted voters to authorize a tribal casino in Washington County. But lawmakers in...

Editorial: Maine needs more thoughtful approach to gaming
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Editorial: Maine needs more thoughtful approach to gaming (April 5, 2010)
"Backers of proposals to put several casino options — not just the one in Oxford County — out to voters are right that a better approach to gambling questions is needed. But significantly expanding gambling, which the proposals would do,...

Maine lawmakers  to debate competing gaming proposals
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Maine lawmakers to debate competing gaming proposals (April 2, 2010)
Lawmakers in Maine are expected to debate three competing gaming proposals that could appear on the November ballot. One proposal would allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Pleasant Point | Indian Township) and the Penobscot Nation to operate slot machines on their...

Passamaquoddy Tribe still lobbying for casino referendum
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Passamaquoddy Tribe still lobbying for casino referendum (April 1, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe remains hopeful after lawmakers in Maine voted to consider several gaming proposals. Tribal leaders reached a deal with Black Bear Entertainment and Penn National Gaming to put three gaming projects on the November ballot. The referendum would...

Letter: Passamaquoddy  casino    not about culture, welfare
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Letter: Passamaquoddy casino not about culture, welfare (March 25, 2010)
"In response to Virginia Sands’ op-ed, “Casino would preserve culture and benefit region financially", I agree that the Passamaquoddy, who have pursued a tribal casino for 20 years now, deserve the opportunity, and that a casino would economically benefit Washington...

Opinion: Passamaquoddy  Tribe deserves a shot at casino
Opinion
Opinion: Passamaquoddy Tribe deserves a shot at casino (March 22, 2010)
"The people of Maine stand to gain a lot from voting in favor of this casino proposal for the Passamaquoddy Reservation. A casino enterprise would not only allow the Passamaquoddy people to get off welfare, it would generate new revenue...

Passamaquoddy Tribe pushes ballot initiative on  casino
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Passamaquoddy Tribe pushes ballot initiative on casino (March 19, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine will continue to push a casino ballot initiative even after lawmakers on a key committee voted against the idea. The tribe reached a deal with Black Bear Entertainment and Penn National Gaming to put three...

Passamaquoddy Tribe reaches deal over gaming ballot
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Passamaquoddy Tribe reaches deal over gaming ballot (March 18, 2010)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine reached a tentative agreement with two gaming companies over a initiative on the November ballot. The proposal would authorize slot machines and table games for tribes in Washington County, a resort casino for Black Bear...

Maine tribes take another shot at   referendum on casino
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Maine tribes take another shot at referendum on casino (March 2, 2010)
Three Maine tribes are hoping the third time's a charm when it comes to a casino. The Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township want voters to approve a casino in their...

Maine tribes to ask state voters to approve casino plan
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Maine tribes to ask state voters to approve casino plan (February 26, 2010)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Indian Township | Pleasant Point) of Maine will once again ask state voters to approve a casino. In 2003, voters rejected the tribes' proposal but they approved a non-Indian gaming facility. The tribes...

Maine gaming bill excludes Passamaquoddy  Tribe
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Maine gaming bill excludes Passamaquoddy Tribe (May 12, 2009)
A legislative committee in Maine advanced a gaming bill on Monday but rejected a provision for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The tribe wanted the ability to offer up to 100 slot machines a bingo facility in Indian Township. The Legal and...

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