People living on north Portland’s Hayden Island complain the “lottery row” of 12 businesses offering video gaming have caused a spike in crime.
The Lottery is considering a new rule to limit to six the number of businesses. If the rule is approved, it would take effect in July of 2015 when the current contract expires. Chuck Baumann, with the Lottery, says a random drawing would determine who stays.
The Lottery will hold a hearing on the rule next month and could approve it by the end of the year.