Oxford Casino

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Oxford Casino
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Location Oxford, Maine
Address 777 Casino Way
Opening date June 5, 2012
Casino type Land-based
Owner Churchill Downs Inc.
Coordinates 44°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
Website oxfordcasino.com

The Oxford Casino is a casino in Oxford, Maine, owned and operated by Churchill Downs Inc. It has 848 slot machines and 22 table games.

The casino was approved by voters in a statewide referendum in 2010,[1] and opened on June 5, 2012.[2] An expansion opened in September 2012.[3] Early in its development, the project was called the Black Bear Four Season Resort and Casino.[4]

In March 2013, Black Bear Development agreed to sell the casino to Churchill Downs Inc. for $160 million.[5] The acquisition was completed in July 2013.[6]

Churchill Downs announced a $25-million expansion plan for the casino in April 2016, to include a 100-room hotel.[7]

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  1. ^ "Maine casino opponents give up recount challenge". Portland Press Herald. December 14, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  2. ^ Reaves, Tony (June 5, 2012). "Oxford Casino opens to public". Oxford Hills Sun Journal. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Oxford Casino nets $30M in first 6 months". Portland Press Herald. AP. December 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  4. ^ Reaves, Tony (February 3, 2012). "Oxford Casino unveils name, logo". Oxford Hills Sun Journal. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  5. ^ Hall, Jessica (March 30, 2013). "Oxford Casino to be sold for $160 million". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  6. ^ Richardson, Whit (July 18, 2013). "Oxford Casino sold to Kentucky Derby operator". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  7. ^ 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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