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  • mrkapmandu002 mrkapmandu002 Mar 23, 2006 6:45 PM Flag

    Maryland slots legislation dead...

    According to today's Baltimore Sun quoting numerous state legislators, slots legislation in Maryland is dead for at least another year.

    Obviously good news for Dover Downs.

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    • I live in W.V. about 45 miles from Charles Town Racino and word has been out for months that Table gaming will be passed in the Jan/Feb session of 07 to compete with PA. gaming. Construction on a hotel began months ago. The information I have gained from managers, they have told me that the tables would be on ground floor of or near the hotel. MD failure to capitalize on gaming will continue to boost Charlestown and Dover. There is a billboard on the Hwy coming in from Baltimore/D.C. stating that Dover is a shorter drive Than Charlestown. With tables at Charlestown, Lux Hotel and Showroom, Dover will not only be competing for PA $ but also for Charlestown $. I believe the expansion in Delaware is just part of the story, Midway for example is almost doubling size but only adding 500 slots. Delaware will not sit idle by and watch Tax revenue flow to Charlestown and PA. Just as Atlantic City has grown it's destination appeal in the face of PA slots and other eastcoast expansions. I once believed that DDE was a good fit for HET. Especially in the face of Sports Betting, Delawares ace in the hole. Just waiting for PA to Open ? Beginning expansion like WV casinos so when legislation is passed, a few months later the Sports book can open?

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