by Nick Delgado
Guam - The casino business at this year's Liberation Carnival made enough to get its non-profit organization a new van for disabled clients. Guma Mami was the beneficiary of the funds. Organization president Robert Hofmann declined to release the exact amount made from the casino, however does say they broke even with enough to purchase the new van.
Hofmann adds the Guma Mami board of directors is pleased with the casino, despite a low turnout. "The state of the economy was pretty bad and a lot of the areas there we didn't see the funds that would have been - Guma Mami's very grateful and the opportunity to have that, the operators were very generous, they also made some minor repairs at the homes that we needed," he said.
In the meantime, resident Ana Flores also spoke before the Mayor's Council, requesting they ban any future casino gambling at the Liberation Carnival. Vice mayor Hofmann says the mayor's took her request under advisement for next year.