WW Endorsement Video: Would a New Casino Really Create 2,000 Jobs?

Watch the video as two sides debate the question


Measures 82 and 83 on the Nov. 6 ballot would authorize a 3,500-slot machine private casino at the former Multnomah Kennel Club site in Wood Village. The measures' backers claim the casino would create 2,000 permanent, family wage jobs. Is that true?Proponents and opponents debated this job prediction during our endorsement interview. The participants are, left to right, Justin Martin and Cynara Lilly ...   More
Thursday, October 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Casino Backers Threaten to Sue Over Opponents' Campaign Ads


Proponents of two ballot measures that would authorize a private Wood Village casino are threatening to sue the measures’ opponents over an ad that mocks the project’s name and raises questions about the casino’s main investor. Last Thursday, casino opponents, who call themselves It’s Still a Bad Idea Committee, released their first television ad. The ad slammed the proposed Wood Village casino ...   More
Monday, September 17, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

Crapping Out

A state analysis finds a private casino would cost Oregon millions every year.

News Stories
Between now and the Nov. 6 election, promoters of a vast new 3,500-slot-machine casino in Wood Village hope to keep voters’ attention...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Trying to Beat the Odds

Promoters of a private casino are betting they have a better story than in 2010.

News Stories
If insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result, the people behind a proposal to develop a private casino in Wood Village might seem a little crazy.  After all,    More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Brew Views: Casino

Cocaine eyes.

Brew Views
As if still fueled by all that nose candy at the end of GoodFellas, Scorsese’s desert follow-up Casino is the highest-grade Marty party, with all the tricks of his middle period deployed as ofte   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Casino Battle Royale and OPE Oil Sands

Where the slogan “just right” always applies.

The two guys from Lake Oswego who want Oregonians to approve a giant casino in east Multnomah County are back again. Last week, Matt Rossman and Bruce Studer got approval to begin gathering signat   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Wood Village Casino Backers Say They'll Be Back in 2012

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, ...   More
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Bad News For Backers of Casino Proposal (UPDATED with comment from casino backer)

The Secretary of State's office announced this morning that only one of the two initiatives that would clear the way for a casino at the old dog track in east Multnomah County has gathered enough signatures to make Oregon's Nov. 2 ballot. In this case, one out of two isn't good enough to get the casino into the Wood Village site because both initiatives require voter approval for the gambling ...   More
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Casino Backers Drop Lawsuit Against Oregon. But Wait, There's More.

Supporters of putting a casino at the old dog track in east Multnomah County announced this morning they've dropped their lawsuit against the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. The Good For Oregon Committee had sued over a ruling by elections officials that one of two casino initiatives it proposed for the Nov. 2 ballot failed to gather enough valid signatures. Elections officials ruled that ...   More
Monday, August 23, 2010 HANK STERN

What a Wood Village Casino Would Look Like

The backers supporting a casino at the old dog track in east Multnomah County today unveiled drawings today of what the gambling joint would look like if Oregon voters OK the idea on Nov. 2 (and if casino supporters are right that voter approval this fall of Measure 75 is all that's needed to put the casino in Wood Village.) The press release and the drawings released by the Good For Oregon ...   More
Thursday, August 26, 2010 HANK STERN


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