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Bangor Calls for Moratorium on Slot Changes

28 September 2005

BANGOR, Maine – As reported by the Bangor Daily News: "City councilors on Monday night unanimously adopted a resolve asking state decision-makers to let Hollywood Slots at Bangor run for three years before making any major changes in the laws and rules that already have been put into place.

"The idea is to allow time to study the effects of current regulations before making substantive changes that could either scuttle or expand slots operations in Maine, City Manager Edward Barrett said when the resolve was first discussed earlier this month at a meeting of the council's economic development committee. The moratorium would not apply to minor technical changes, he said.

"The resolve was the city's response to the numerous slots-related bills that went before state lawmakers last session…"

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