Oxford Casino

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Oxford Casino Hotel
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Location Oxford, Maine
Address 777 Casino Way
Opening dateJune 5, 2012
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerChurchill Downs Inc.
Coordinates44°06′55″N 70°26′45″W / 44.1152°N 70.4459°W / 44.1152; -70.4459Coordinates: 44°06′55″N 70°26′45″W / 44.1152°N 70.4459°W / 44.1152; -70.4459

The Oxford Casino Hotel is a hotel and casino in Oxford, Maine, owned and operated by Churchill Downs Inc. It has 27,000 square feet (2,500 m2) of gaming space, with 970 slot machines and 28 table games.[1] The hotel is four stories, with 107 rooms.[2] There are three eateries at the property.[3]

The casino was approved by voters in a statewide referendum in 2010,[4] and opened on June 5, 2012.[5] An expansion opened in September 2012.[6] Early in its development, the project was called the Black Bear Four Season Resort and Casino.[7]

In March 2013, Black Bear Development agreed to sell the casino to Churchill Downs Inc. for $160 million.[8] The acquisition was completed in July 2013.[9]

Churchill Downs announced a $25-million expansion plan for the casino in April 2016, including the addition of a hotel.[10] In November 2017, the hotel, new dining venues, and an expansion of the gaming floor opened.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Form 10-K: Annual Report (Report). Churchill Downs Inc. February 28, 2018. p. 6 – via EDGAR.
  2. ^ a b "Oxford Casino Hotel open". Sun Journal. Lewiston, ME. November 14, 2017. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  3. ^ "Dining". Oxford Casino. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  4. ^ "Maine casino opponents give up recount challenge". Portland Press Herald. December 14, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  5. ^ Reaves, Tony (June 5, 2012). "Oxford Casino opens to public". Oxford Hills Sun Journal. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  6. ^ "Oxford Casino nets $30M in first 6 months". Portland Press Herald. AP. December 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-04.
  7. ^ Reaves, Tony (February 3, 2012). "Oxford Casino unveils name, logo". Oxford Hills Sun Journal. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  8. ^ Hall, Jessica (March 30, 2013). "Oxford Casino to be sold for $160 million". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  9. ^ Richardson, Whit (July 18, 2013). "Oxford Casino sold to Kentucky Derby operator". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  10. ^ Janet Patton (April 28, 2016). "Churchill Downs to build hotel at its Maine casino". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 2016-04-29.

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