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Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected
Casino Stalker
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
Public Relations
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.

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.

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.

Passamaquoddy Tribe pushes   casino despite years of rejection
Legislation
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...

Penobscot Nation waits amid non-Indian gaming expansion
Legislation
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
Legislation
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...

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...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe a part of coalition against proposed casino
Public Relations
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...

Editorial: Maine needs more thoughtful approach to gaming
Legislation | Opinion
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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...

Passamaquoddy Tribe reaches deal over gaming ballot
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Business Deals
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 casino referendum said too close to call
Legislation
Maine casino referendum said too close to call (November 5, 2008)
A ballot issue to authorize a $184 million non-Indian casino in Maine is being closely watched as election results come in. The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe are curious about the outcome. Voters have rejected their gaming referendums while...

Penobscot Nation has plans for gaming facility
Legislation
Penobscot Nation has plans for gaming facility (October 27, 2008)
The Penobscot Nation of Maine is planning to open a gaming facility of some sort on its reservation. The tribe says the facility will be legal under state law even though state voters have rejected the tribe's gaming proposals...

Opinion: Casino question a slap in the face to tribes
Opinion
Opinion: Casino question a slap in the face to tribes (October 20, 2008)
"I am not opposed to Question 2 - whether to allow a casino in Oxford County - on moral grounds. In fact I like the idea of new jobs for Mainers. As a Maine resident with a mortgage, I have...

Maine tribes await outcome of casino referendum
Legislation
Maine tribes await outcome of casino referendum (October 14, 2008)
Maine tribes are wondering if state voters will ever support their plans for gaming. The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe have asked voters and lawmakers to authorize a casino for their impoverished communities. But they have been met with...

Penobscot Nation to move ahead with slot facility
Legislation
Penobscot Nation to move ahead with slot facility (April 25, 2008)
The Penobscot Nation plans to move ahead with a slot machine facility on its reservation and sever ties with the state. The tribe is upset that Gov. John Baldacci (D) has repeatedly vetoed gaming bills. He opposes the expansion of...

Penobscot Nation upset with slot machine veto
Legislation
Penobscot Nation upset with slot machine veto (April 17, 2008)
The Penobscot Nation wants to sever its relationship with the state of Maine after Gov. John Baldacci vetoed a slot machine bill. Chief Kirk Francis said the tribe is wasting its time talking with the state. He said Baldacci...

Maine governor vetoes Penobscot  slots bill
Legislation
Maine governor vetoes Penobscot slots bill (April 16, 2008)
Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) vetoed a bill to authorize a slot machine facility for the Penobscot Nation. The tribe wanted to operate up to 100 slot machines at a high-stakes beano facility on Indian Island. Lawmakers approved the bill...

Penobscot Nation slot machine bill advances
Legislation
Penobscot Nation slot machine bill advances (April 2, 2008)
The Maine House voted 101-42 in favor of a bill to authorize a slot machine facility for the Penobscot Nation. The tribe proposed a facility with 400 slot machines. But the House pared it down to 300 machines that can...

Editorial: People should vote on Penobscot slots
Opinion
Editorial: People should vote on Penobscot slots (February 13, 2008)
"The Penobscot Nation can’t be faulted for seeking to boost tribal revenue by adding slot machines to its high-stakes bingo operation on Indian Island. Tribes around the U.S. have benefited from the highly lucrative casinos they’ve built over the last...

Column: Penobscot slot bill goes against voters
Legislation | Opinion
Column: Penobscot slot bill goes against voters (February 7, 2008)
"After a few weeks of revving up, the Maine Legislature is finally getting the second regular session of the biennium into gear. Quite often, last session's leftovers are served up as fresh entrees. Issues that seemingly have been settled or...

Maine governor   to veto Penobscot  slot bill
Legislation
Maine governor to veto Penobscot slot bill (February 6, 2008)
Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) says he will veto a bill that authorizes slot machines for the Penobscot Nation. Baldacci has promised to help the tribe with economic development. But he has repeatedly opposed efforts by the Penobscots to engage...

Penobscot Nation presses for  slot machines
Legislation
Penobscot Nation presses for slot machines (May 17, 2007)
The Maine Legislature’s Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee voted 11-1 on Wednesday to authorize slot machines for the Penobscot Nation. The tribe wants to operate up to 400 slot machines at its bingo hall. Officials say they need to compete...

Maine Senate passes Passamaquoddy  slot bill
Legislation
Maine Senate passes Passamaquoddy slot bill (April 12, 2007)
The Maine Senate voted 22-12 on Wednesday to pass a bill that allows the Passamaquoddy Tribe to install slot machines at a proposed racetrack The House already approved the bill but Gov. John Baldacci (D) has said he will veto...

Column: Reject expansion of gaming in Maine
Opinion
Column: Reject expansion of gaming in Maine (April 12, 2007)
"Maine voters made a big mistake when they approved this bait-and-switch operation while rejecting the Indian casino three-and-a-half years ago. The schizophrenic decision paved the way for a big-time slot machine operation in Bangor and currently for the Passamaquoddy Tribe...

Penobscot  Nation seeks share of slot machines
Legislation
Penobscot Nation seeks share of slot machines (April 10, 2007)
The Penobscot Nation is asking the state of Maine for approval to operate slot machines on Indian Island. The tribe operates a high-stakes bingo hall. But revenues have fallen since slot machines were installed at a gaming facility in Bangor,...

Penobscot Nation asks state for slot machines
Legislation
Penobscot Nation asks state for slot machines (February 22, 2007)
The Penobscot Nation of Maine says the legalization of slot machines has hurt its bingo operation. The tribe used to bring in $150,000 a year from bingo. But now that a non-Indian racetrack is offering slot machines, profit has fallen...

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