Bigger Baltimore Slots Site On Track, Consultant Says
While the fate of some Maryland slots sites remains uncertain, a consultant for the group seeking to operate a parlor in downtown Baltimore says plans are on track for a larger facility than proposed -- and at a slightly different location.
In February, the Baltimore City Entertainment Group emerged as the only bidder for a Baltimore license, one of five authorized by the state. At the time, the group applied for 500 machines, well below the maximum of 3,750 allowed at the site.
Michael Cryor, a consultant to the group, said that it is now close to formalizing a rumored change in its application to install 3,750 machines.
The group is also now looking to construct a building to house the machines a few hundred yards away from the previous location. The new site on Russell Street, which was reported this morning by The Daily Record, would be more visible and be further away from neighborhoods, Cryor said. The building remains within a geographic zone defined by state legislators and approved by voters last fall, said Cryor, a former chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party.
All slots licenses must ultimately be approved by a state commission, which is expected to make decisions starting this fall.
August 6, 2009; 12:04 PM ET
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