Maine House Votes Down Online Casino Bill

The state of Maine has taken a step backward when it comes to legalizing and regulating online casino gaming in the state, as the Maine House of Representatives voted down a bill that would've done just that.

The bill was voted down by a margin of 75-70, as those opposed stated negative impacts on the existing land-based casinos as well as concerns about gambling addiction as reasons for voting against the bill.

It is currently not known if online gaming regulation has a future in the state, but for now the measure will be starting over from scratch as the industry continues to expand throughout the United States. There are currently six states offering the activity, with Rhode Island slated to launch the service imminently.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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