Pro-casino ads on the air in Anne Arundel
Proponents of a slots casino at Arundel Mills mall are on the air with their first television ad touting the promise of jobs and school funding if the project moves forward.
Anne Arundel County residents will decide in November whether to allow a zoning change needed for construction of the 4,750-machine casino, which would be Maryland's largest.
The 30-second ad, produced by a group backed by Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., the casino's developer, features Anne Arundel residents and images of construction workers, schoolchildren, police and firefighters.
Revenue from the casino, the ad says, will produce "4,000 new, good-paying jobs for Anne Arundel County residents ... 400 million a year for school construction and classroom funding ... and 30 million every year for police, fire and critical county services."
"When you understand the question, the answer is simple," the ad concludes.
September 8, 2010; 12:24 PM ET
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