Campaign for casinos in Oregon comes to a halt
By Eric Veram
SALEM, Oregon: Backers of two ballot measures in Oregon that would bring privately owned casinos to the state, Measure 82 and Measure 83, announced recently that they are suspending their campaign. Supporters of the efforts say they are just not convinced that the measures can pass and will no longer be spending money on advertising. They have citing the lukewarm response from voters as cause for the decision, saying, "...it appears to the campaign team that not enough Oregon voters are ready to add a private casino to the state's gaming options." Leaders of the opposing campaigns have said that this does not mean they are stopping their own efforts. Given that the measures will still appear on the state ballot, voters could still pass the amendments regardless of whether or not its creators activly support it.