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Memorial Day Weekend 2012

May 23, 2012

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Once again, the summer season begins in Ocean City, Maryland. All things are possible. Cruising OC weekend was spectacular, thanks to perfect sunny weather on Saturday.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen the town packed so tight on the third weekend in May. A few hot rodders left behind a bit of burned rubber. You’ll see […]

Now Mike Miller Wants Slots in Prince Georges

January 19, 2010

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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, […]

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

October 8, 2009

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[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 […]

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

April 19, 2009

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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 […]

Maryland Special Session – Not Over Until It’s Over

November 16, 2007

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Today (Friday), we wait to see if 85 members of the Maryland House of Delegates can work up the gumption to vote for a referendum on slots. Wait a minute. That’s what I wrote yesterday! The Special Session of the General Assembly is starting to look like the movie Groundhog Day. Senate President Mike Miller is […]

Slots in Maryland – Other Locations

November 12, 2007

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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 […]

Maryland Special Session – Inside Baseball

November 12, 2007

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For Maryland politics fans, here’s an “inside baseball” look at the General Assembly Special Session votes so far on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s tax and slots initiative. First, in the House of Delegates vote passing the mildly progressive income tax bill, 82-55, 18 Democrats voted no, along with all 37 Republicans. In the House vote passing […]