"Cover Story" piece on expanding legalized gambling in Maine. In November, vote
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"Cover Story" piece on expanding legalized gambling in Maine. In November, voters will be asked to authorize the creation of a video poker casino at Scarborough Downs, site of one of the state's two harness racing tracks, as long as 40 percent of the profits go to property tax relief. It's the first statewide referendum on gambling since Maine defeated slot machines in 1980. Former state representative Bob Tardy is the chief spokesman for those who support the measure. And Maine's Christian Civic League and the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling are both opposing the initiative. With special focus on problems associated with compulsive gambling, including some findings from a catalog of gambling studies listed on the Web site of Focus on Families, a Christian organization, and with comments by Dan Richards of Falmouth, the only counselor in Southern Maine specializing in compulsive gambling problems. Also with a related article focusing on video gambling machines legally in use at many of Maine's social clubs.
Gambling, Referendums (State)
Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on expanding legalized gambling in Maine. In November, vote" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4575.