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Scarborough Downs casino inching forward in Maine

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- Scarborough Downs is a step closer to becoming a racing casino.

The house endorsed an amended version of a bill that requires the harness racing track to build a facility that includes a hotel and entertainment venue before it could operate slot machines.

Scarborough Downs says it needs slot machines to compete with Maine's two casinos, but casino operators oppose the bill.

This is the fourth time in 10 years that Scarborough Downs has tried to add slot machines and gaming.

The bill now heads to the senate, but voters in the community will have the final say.