Oregon Casino Battle Spending Relatively Modest

Willamette Week:

The battle over Measures 82 and 83, which would have ended Oregon's constitutional ban on private casinos and sited the first such non-tribal gambling facility in Wood Village resulted in the expenditure of nearly $10 million—$6.85 by Canadian investors to qualify for the ballot and promote their measures and $2.8 from Oregon tribes protecting their monopoly.

By Oregon standards, the $9.65 million spent is a lot of money—only a 2007 cigarette tax increase, which saw total spending of more than $15 million was bigger.

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