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Christian Potholm

Two gambling-related issues were defeated by Maine voters Tuesday, closing the door – at least for now – on expanding the industry here.

Christian Potholm, Bowdoin’s DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, shares his insight in the Bangor Daily News analysis piece “Voters Cool a Casino Hot Streak,” noting what he calls “a fairly courageous stand” by the governor and forecasting Mainers haven’t seen the last of the issue.

“Pro-gambling forces do not give up,” says Potholm in the article. “It’s such a lucrative proposition for the people who own the casinos, they keep trying to find a way.”

2 thoughts on “Bowdoin’s Potholm on Maine’s Casino Vote (Bangor Daily News)

  1. David B Kessler /57

    Gambling obtains money from the poorer among us, gives it to wealthy interests.The net result is poorer individuals and families needing more support from citizens which include welfare payments. A lose lose.

  2. Mark Lesser

    Was it not likely that Penn National Gaming, owner of Hollywood Slots in Bangor, worked feverishly to disallow competition in Maine? At the same time competition was not allowed, Hollywood Slots was allowed to expand into table games.

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