by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Proponents of the for-profit bingo initiative sent Attorney Ron Moroni to speak on their behalf at the first of a series of village meetings. The first was held in Yigo on Tuesday night.
Moroni told the small crowd that he didn't know who wrote the initiative and had been asked by Guam Japan Friendship Village to speak for them due to "substantial misinformation" about the initiative. Moroni argues Prop "A" will not bring bingo slots to Guam, saying it would be traditional bingo games that require multiple players and one winner.
The Committee to Keep Guam Good's Jackie Marati urged voters to oppose the initiative, questioning why the company included a provision that would opt them out of the Johnson Act, prohibiting the transportation of gambling devices if they don't intend to bring in casino or bingo slots.
There will be another village meeting on Thursday at the Dededo Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 in the evening.