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In The Post's Local Opinions section on Sunday, Gregg Goodman, president of The Mills, and Rob Annicelli, president of Stop Slots at Arundel Mills, square off over the wisdom of putting slots at Arundel Mills mall.

Goodman says building "a first-class gaming, dining and entertainment venue next to Arundel Mills makes sense, both for our businesses and for Anne Arundel and the D.C. region." His entire piece is available here.

Annicelli says "it will be a truly sad state of affairs if the will of tens of thousands of residents is ignored, and a place they take their children to shop and play is allowed to become home to one of the largest casinos in the nation." You can read the rest of his piece here.

By John Wagner  |  December 6, 2009; 7:48 AM ET
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Of course Greg Goodman wants slots to come to the mall, since it would increase profits to his firm, which owns the Mall. The parking and traffic at the Mall are already terrible and slots would make it worse. Supposedly there will be transportation enhancements, but the only thing is certains if slots are approved for the mall is that the casino will come. The transportation enhancements may or may not happen and even if they may not alleviate the situation. Then again, Mr. Goodman has either a chauffer or reserved parking, why should he care?

Posted by: RealChoices | December 6, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Annicelli says "it will be a truly sad state of affairs if the will of tens of thousands of residents is ignored, and a place they take their children to shop and play is allowed to become home to one of the largest casinos in the nation."

I can't help but laugh! There are many casinos in the nation with more than 4,750 slots. This casino at Arundel Mills Mall would be one of the rather mediocre sized ones.

Posted by: Rich393 | December 7, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

To this claim, "There are many casinos in the nation with more than 4,750 slots" I ask, where exactly????

The Mirage – over 2,000 machines
Bellagio – over 2,500 machines
Caesars Palace – 1,500 machines
Mandalay Bay - over 2,000 machines
MGM Grand Casino – 2,600 machines
New York-New York Hotel & Casino – over 1,800 machines
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – over 1,700 machines
Show Boat Atlantic City - 3,540 machines
SLOTMANIA AT BORGATA – 3,500 machines
Harrahs Atlantic City – 1,600 machines
Trump Marina Atlantic City – over 2,000 machines
Charles Town Races & Slots - 3,000
Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort, - 3,200
Wheeling Downs - 2,000
Kansas City Live - 1,762

Hmmmmmmm! Couldn't find any.

Posted by: ConcernedinHanover | December 8, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

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