More than $50 million spent at Maine’s casinos

The local gambling authority revealed that gamblers spent US$54.6 million at the state’s two casinos last year.

US.- The Maine Gambling Control Board released its annual report, in which it is detailed that gamblers spent approximately US$54.6 million on slots and table games at the state’s two casinos in 2017.

The report revealed that while Oxford Casino made nearly US$2 million more in 2017 when compared with 2017, Hollywood Casino made US$900k less than the previous year. Milton Champion, executive director of the Gambling Control Board, said: “Oxford Casino added their hotel, and with that hotel addition they’ve also added some gaming floor. On Hollywood’s side, they’ve actually taken away.” Oxford and Hollywood casinos sent $18 million back to the state to use for K-12 education.

Last year, Maine voters decided to vote against a proposal to build a casino in York County, and ended an expensive campaign that violated several state campaign-finance laws. Question 1 on the ballot lost by approximately 83-17. The ballot would’ve allowed Scott’s Capital Seven to apply for a casino license worth US$200 million, and would’ve required the company to pay a US$5 million fee to Maine.

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