Browsing All posts tagged under »Anne Arundel County«

Now Mike Miller Wants Slots in Prince Georges

January 19, 2010


Not a single slot machine has been put in service in Maryland, and already Senate President Mike Miller is suggesting adding a casino in his home county, Prince Georges, according to  reports in the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. This is the latest development in the slots fiasco in Maryland. Voters OK’d 5 Slots Loations, […]

Maryland Election 2010: Pipkin vs. Harris (Winner To Face Kratovil)

November 29, 2009


The Baltimore Sun’s Maryland Politics blog reports that State Sen. E.J. Pipkin is likely to challenge State Sen. Andy Harris in the Republican primary for the District 1 congressional seat presently held by Congressman Frank Kratovil, a Democrat. Harris, who lost to Kratovil in 2008, expected a clear shot at a rematch in 2010.  Republicans […]

Slot Machines In Maryland: What We’ve Learned So Far

October 8, 2009


[picapp src=”0/e/9/1/Struggling_Casino_Industry_912d.jpg?adImageId=4977768&imageId=4716270″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] It has been 11 months since the voters of Maryland decided, in last November’s referendum, to allow slot machines at five locations in the state. Here are some of the things we have learned since then: It’s feasible to jump-start a modest slot-machine operation in an out-of-the-way place, without a […]

Boys in Danger: The End of Civilization in Maryland?

June 3, 2009


Item: A funeral was held this morning (Wednesday) for Christopher David Jones, age 14, who died after an attack by five to seven youths on a tree-lined street of townhouses in Crofton, Anne Arundel County. Two minors have been charged in the incident. A community meeting will be held at 7 this evening in Crofton. […]

Special Session Fatigue in Maryland (Slot Machines Were the Last Straw)

April 19, 2009


The once-a-year session of the Maryland General Assembly has been a historical curiosity for a long time. Now it is becoming a downright embarrassment. Maryland needed a Special Session, after four years of deadlock over slot machines. The Special Session brought progress — the lawmakers agreed they were unworthy to decide on slots within the […]

Slots In Maryland — Big Loser Is Magna Entertainment

February 5, 2009


Slot machines in Maryland: Fiasco of the year! Magna Entertainment, the Canadian casino operator that invaded Maryland with dollar signs in its eyes, is the big loser. Hey, nobody said playing slots was a game for the faint-hearted! Magna bought the Maryland Jockey Club and took over Pimlico Racetrack in northwest Baltimore City, and Laurel […]

Slots In Maryland: Winners Are Cordish Cos. and Arundel Mills Mall

February 3, 2009


UPDATE — Statewide, bidders offer to put in 6,550 slot machines out of 15,000 possible. Cordish at Arundel Mills would be the largest — 4,750 slots at a $1 billion slots palace, in an adults-only building separate from the mall.  Second largest number of slot machines would be 800 at Ocean Downs racetrack near Ocean […]

Frank Kratovil vs. Andy Harris On The Eastern Shore

September 13, 2008


You see a lot of Andy Harris signs on the Eastern Shore, but I doubt that Eastern Shore voters will be suckered into voting for Harris. They know where Harris lives. You also see a lot of Frank Kratovil signs on the Shore. Kratovil’s campaign has received a big boost with the endorsement of Rep. […]

Slots in Maryland – Other Locations

November 12, 2007


UPDATE 08-16-2008 — BLOB’S PARK The recently closed Blob’s Park dancehall in Jessup has popped up on the radar screen as a possible alternative to slots at the Laurel Race Course. Both the racetrack and the shuttered polka dancehall are located between I-95 and I-295  in Anne Arundel County. Both are within two miles of […]