Gov. Kate Brown opposes proposal for Medford casino

The governor asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to halt casino construction in south Medford.

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“I believe that the state should as a matter of policy resist the building of additional casinos because state support for even a single, modest additional casino is likely to lead to significant efforts to expand gaming across Oregon to the detriment of the public welfare,” Brown stated in an April 13 letter to Stan Speaks, northwest regional director of the BIA.

Despite her opposition, Brown said she believes the Coquille tribe would use the revenue generated by a Medford casino to benefit tribal members. Brown also said the proposed casino would be relatively small and would offer a more limited type of gambling experience.

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