Promoters of a new casino in Wood Village have decided not gather signatures to place a constitutional amendment measure on the November ballot. Their petition would require 110,358 valid signatures.
In a statement from the two promoters, investment adviser Bruce Studer and lawyer Matt Rossman, the timing has become less desirable due to events related to two other casino proposals. The Warm Springs tribe wants to build a casino at Cascade Locks, and the Cowlitz tribe wants to build a casino near Interstate 5 in La Center, Washington. Both have encountered fierce opposition on environmental and legal grounds.
The statement did not indicate whether the Wood Village casino proposal would be revived for a ballot measure in 2010.
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