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Former Gambling Foe Switches Sides
01/15/2010 04:32 PM ET  

Mark Robinson, co-founder of Savvy Incorporated, which has been behind the Casinos NO campaigns, says times are different in 2010.

Southern Maine public relations man Mark Robinson, who worked to defeat several gambling proposals in the last decade says he's changed his views on the issue, and has joined the backers of a proposed restort casino in Oxford County.

"Times are different," Robinson says. "Companies have left, jobs are going overseas, some of Maine's most iconic companies are closing stores and outsourcing. It's different in 2010 than it was back a few years."

Robinson says the experience that Bangor has had with Hollywood Slots also helped to change his mind. Robinson was co-founder of Portland-based Savvy Incorporated, which has been behind the Casinos NO campaigns that successfully stopped casino proposals in Scarborough, Biddeford and Sanford.



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