- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The owner of Newport Grand has filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections against the group that is opposing the expansion of gambling in Newport.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1slQIxq ) that slots parlor owner Diane Hurley says the Concerned Citizens About Casino Gambling group lobbied to defeat a gambling referendum in 2012 after its corporate charter had been revoked. She filed a letter Wednesday with the board’s campaign finance unit.

A spokeswoman for the anti-casino group called the complaint frivolous and says it won’t distract Newport voters from the real issues. The Nov. 4 ballot includes a statewide question on whether to permit table games at the slots parlor.

The board’s campaign finance director said Friday he cannot acknowledge a complaint exists unless there’s a finding.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com



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