(Population of 1.33 million as of 2014)
In 2012, the Maine Gambling Control Board approved the state’s first casino — Hollywood Casino Bangor. The state was late to the gambling game, but according to the Bangor Daily News, now that they’re on board they’re ready to explore more options.
In 2012, the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee discussed iGaming, and the consensus was it was inevitably coming.
“This is a very sophisticated business that we need to catch up on; that was a stark reality,” said Sen. Debra Plowman, R-Hampden. The same bill that allowed for the casino, LD 227 by Rep. Linda Valentino, D-Saco, allows for members of the committee to amend as needed, which they could do to include iGaming.
Maine progress in the online gaming realm has almost stalled, with only a December 2015 RAWA letter vote of support from Main Attorney General Janet Mills.
Unfortunately no movement has been made in Maine as of late, but they are certainly primed to jump on the bandwagon once other states begin to legalize and regulate iGaming.