Plans to construct a new addition that will include a hotel and restaurant are set to move forward in Maine at the Oxford Casino. The gaming venue will be spending $25 million to add 106 guest rooms plus dining space, with a contract about to be signed with a general contractor to begin construction.

The casino’s advertising and public relations coordinator, Jane McClay Hoyt, stated that the casino has been working through the design and construction documentation process and are currently finalizing plans. According to sunjournal.com, Hoyt reported that everything is still on track for the addition including the hotel, expanded gaming floor, meeting space, restaurant and kitchen extension. All of this should be ready by next summer or early fall.

The expansion will include 33,634 square feet of space and will be located on the south side of the casino. As many as 60 full time employment positions will be created as well as 1,000 temporary construction jobs with the project.

According to Hoyt, the officials of the gaming venue have received approval from the Department of Environmental Protection for the expansion with conditions. The application is an amendment to the DEP approval that was given to Oxford back in 2011. The conditions include submission of a copy of the approved air emissions license given by the Bureau of Air Quality to the Bureau of Land Resources.

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