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Outrage over news voters paid to back Guam bingo project

Outrage over news voters paid to back Guam bingo project

Updated 6 December 2012, 10:18 AEST

A proposal to start a for-profit bingo project on Guam is back in the news.

Since it was first suggested, critics have said the project would legalise gambling and cause social problems.

Its backers argued that gambling will provide jobs and attract tourists.

The project was voted down but its now emerged that voters were paid more than $US 60,0000 to back it at the ballot box.

Jackie Marati, a member of the 'Keep Guam Good' organisation, says this has raised concerns about transparency in the political process.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Jackie Marati, 'Keep Guam Good'

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