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‘It’s Dead’ Says Sponsor of Maine Online Casino Bill That Would’ve Benefited Tribes

The Maine online casino bill that would’ve allowed tribes to partner with iGaming operators failed in both chambers of the Maine Legislature on April 16. “It’s dead,” LD1777 sponsor state Rep. Laura D. Supica told Bonus. If it had passed and been approved by voters in November, the online gambling operators would have been Caesars […]

Maine Gambling Control Unit’s Champion Back After Unpaid Suspension Over Tweets

July 10, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Maine’s top gambling regulator Milton Champion resumed control of the state’s Gambling Control Unit (GCU) on Monday after serving a weeklong unpaid suspension over inappropriate tweets from his personal Twitter account. Officials first placed Champion, GCU’s executive director, on paid administrative leave in May after his tweets attracted the wrong attention. Since deleted, those tweets […]

Maine Rep. Collings Tribal Gaming Legislation Tabled, Renewed Sovereignty Push To Follow

May 26, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A bill allowing Native American tribes in Maine to pursue retail casino gambling died in committee only a week after being introduced. The Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs tabled Rep. Ben Collings’ Act Regarding Tribal Gaming alongside two other gambling bills during sessions on May 22 and May 24. Collings’ bill, LD 1944, continued a decades-long […]

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