Video gambling is coming to Auburn.
Mayor Barb Stamer broke a tie last time saying no to gambling. She’s changed her mind.
“We can’t legislate people’s behavior,” she said. “I think that this is America, it’s a free country, and I think that people should have a choice about what they do and how they spend their money.”
Stamer says several citizens told her they wanted gambling. She says she ran on the idea she’d bring businesses to the village and she can’t turn her back on those businesses.
The city council initially voted against the idea in June, with Stamer casting the tie breaking “no” vote.
Interested businesses can begin the process of setting up shop in Auburn effective immediately.