After a big legal hassle regarding whether the owners of a casino being constructed in western Maine needed to be identified, the Maine Gambling Control Board has released the names of the listed owners.
Reportedly holding a 30 percent interest in the Black Bear Realty Co, the casino license holders, are Gary Bahre and his father, Robert Bahre, former owners of the N.H. International Speedway and the Oxford Plans Speedway.
Och-Ziff Real Estate Advisors of New York holds a 25 percent stake through its Maine Funding LLC.
The Commission also identified other shareholders as: Steve Barber, former president and CEO of Barber Foods in Portland, and his wife; Robert Lalley, co-owner of the Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood, and family members; James Boldebook, who owns an advertising agency in Biddeford, and Rupert Grover, a Norway business owner.