The proposed Wood Village casino could leave Oregon millions of dollars short for regulating and policing the establishment.
The proposed Wood Village casino could leave Oregon millions of dollars short for policing the establishment.
The measure bans the state from spending any public money to police the casino’s gambling operations. Only money paid to the state by the casino’s owners — capped at $2 million a year, with adjusted for inflation — could be used for regulating the gambling there.
But the Oregon State Police, which runs the state’s gambling security, says the cost of overseeing the casino could reach $3.4 million to $3.8 million a year. And records from New Jersey show the annual cost of regulating a casino similar in scale proposed by Measure 75 runs about $5.5 million a year.
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