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Casino referendum headed toward defeat
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 11:26:19 AM
Portland, Maine -- A referendum question seeking approval for a casino in western Maine appears headed for defeat.
With 78 percent of precincts reporting, 54 percent of the voters opposed the casino with 46 percent voting in favor of the proposal.
Olympia Gaming of Las Vegas was proposing to build a $184 million casino and resort in the town of Oxford. Supporters said a casino would bring jobs and economic development.
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