Who benefits from Question 1?

Establishing an entertainment venue in York County will generate $248.1 million in tax revenues over the first five years without raising taxes — revenues that will help fund much-needed resources throughout the state, including support for K-12 and higher education, senior citizens, our veterans, our Native American tribes, agriculture, the horseracing industry, and more.

How would a gaming and entertainment venue in York County help the state of Maine?

  • Keep property taxes down
  • Provide more funding for healthcare
  • Create job and career opportunities
  • Support veterans and senior citizens
  • Support our Native American tribes
  • Increase sales for local businesses
  • Boost the economy of the host town
  • Extend the duration of tourism season

Projected tax revenue from the proposed York county gaming and entertainment venue:

Dollars in Estimated Total Tax Distribution

Department of Education for Grades K–12


Department of Health/Human Services (Disabled)


Maine State General Fund


Sire Stake’s Fund


College Scholarships


Local Native American Tribes


Gambling Control Board


Gambling Addiction Prevention


Reduction in Property Taxes (Statewide)


Drug Education Initiatives


Maine’s Harness Racing Industry


Agricultural Fair Support Fund


Fund to Encourage Horse Racing


Local Municipality


Veteran’s Assistance Fund


Paid for and authorized by Progress for Maine, Mark G. Filler, Treasurer, 477 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Portland, ME 04101

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