Portland Phoenix contributing writer Lance Tapley has a freelance piece in The Crime Report (yes, it went up a month ago, but the holidays had us frazzled and we're just now recovering) exploring the connection (or lack thereof) between casinos and crime. A timely read, given Maine's never-ending series of casino proposals.
The folks at Black Bear Entertainment are getting a lot of attention lately for their petition drive to bring a casino to Oxford County.
But yesterday's press release contains two fascinating claims about the impact a casino will have in Maine.
In a paragraph talking about how much the casino will benefit education, we find the following: (see the full press release below)