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Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia

There's a movement afoot in the Old Dominion to bring in riverboat gambling to help rescue transportation finances. Let's hope it springs a leak. Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick thinks that bringing in water-borne gambling palaces would be a...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 19, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Betting where you bank?

By Mike McLaughlin, Laurel A politically and socially equitable solution to locating slot machines in Maryland would be to put the machines everywhere, like ATMs. This would mitigate concerns about slots having a disproportionate effect on people with lower incomes,...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | December 18, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, slots  
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As the slots vote goes, so goes Maryland

By John R. Leopold Annapolis As noted in John Wagner’s incisive and comprehensive coverage of the slots zoning legislation in Anne Arundel County [“Arundel council postpones vote on slots proposal,” Metro, Dec. 9], the entire state of Maryland has a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | December 11, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Slots and Arundel Mills: A winning combination

By Gregg Goodman, President, The Mills — A Simon Company Shopping centers located near casinos are among the most vibrant in the country. One need only look at our Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas or the retail...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | December 4, 2009; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The wrong place for slots

By Rob Annicelli, President, Stop Slots at Arundel Mills In November 2008, Marylanders voted to open the door to slot-machine gambling out of a desire to prop up the horse racing industry and supplement the state budget. Few of them...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | December 4, 2009; 7:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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