Nontribal casino plans unveiled

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Developers unveiled details about their plans to build Oregon's first nontribal casino.

Officials with two Canadian companies said they want to turn a shuttered dog track in Wood Village, east of Portland, into a complex with a casino, hotel, movie theater and pool. They hope voters will approve the plan in November, two years after a similar proposal was overwhelmingly rejected at the ballot box.

The developers are taking a more aggressive approach this year, releasing more detail about their plans than they did in their previous attempt, which was supported by just 32 percent of voters in 2010.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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