Wood Village casino

A little more than three hours after election results showed Oregon voters soundly rejecting Measure 75, the measure's supporters issued the news release below to say they'll be back in 2012 with another run at getting voters' OK for a private casino in Oregon.

“The Portland area will be getting a casino in the next

few years and we believe it is better on our side of the river, paying

taxes, creating jobs and providing revenue for our public schools.

We will make the necessary changes in our measures as we prepare for

2012 and we believe Oregonians will rally around the need for job

creation and revenue for schools.

As Oregonians are more informed about plans for a mega-casino just

across the river in Washington that will take jobs and revenue out of

the state, Oregonians will want the opportunity to vote on a tax-paying

casino here in Oregon in 2012.”