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Panel Approves Slots License At Ocean Downs

 

 

A Maryland panel has voted unanimously to approve the state's first slot machine license at an Eastern Shore horse racing track.

 

The slot machine commission approved the license Wednesday after hearing about a positive background investigation into the Ocean Downs track near Ocean City.

 

Track owner William Rickman will be able to proceed with his proposal for 800 machines at the track.

 

 

http://wjz.com/local/slots.ocean.downs.2.1202120.html

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Why should Marty's horse-racing buddies benefit from slots? ;)

 

 

He's everybody's friend :P

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bal-md.rickman27feb27,0,7113825.story

 

Rickman - who did not respond to requests for comment yesterday - is a Montgomery County developer and one of the largest donors to politicians in Maryland. A study released last year by Common Cause/Maryland identified him as the state's leading gambling-connected contributor to political campaigns.

 

More recently, records filed with the state elections board show that Rickman, members of his family and various companies he controls have given more than $210,000 to political candidates and committees in Maryland over the past five years.

 

The contributions include: $56,000 to the Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland; $10,000 to the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland; $6,500 to Ehrlich; $5,500 to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller; and thousands more to a group of Senate and House leaders, including Sen. Ulysses Currie, Del. John Adams Hurson and Del. Sheila E. Hixson.

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I thought OC opposed slots?

 

Being a fambly ree-zort and all. Zhindobrii Kapitanes

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I thought OC opposed slots?

 

Being a fambly ree-zort and all. Zhindobrii Kapitanes

They do and did oppose it loudly, even the democrat Mayor of OC and the city council.

 

But our good Govenor made a pay off to one of his contributors and they will shove it down their throats regardless to what the residents and property owners want.

 

This sucks but quite typical for the Emerlad weasal and his gang of lepraCONS

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Fear not. The tax rate that the state of Maryland has imposed on the casino operators is much higher than Delaware. The comps, buffets, and other amenities will most likely pale in comparison. That, and the fact that Maryland is entering into this venture during the "Great Recession", and years after neighboring states doesn't bode well.

 

P.S., politics as usual. This should have been done when Maryland had their last republican Governor! This sort of socio-economic failures happen often in a socialist state... :eek:

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I thought OC opposed slots?

 

Being a fambly ree-zort and all. Zhindobrii Kapitanes

 

Now if it only breaks their wallets before they hit the tattoo and piercing joints on the Boardwalk. :)

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Now if it only breaks their wallets before they hit the tattoo and piercing joints on the Boardwalk. :)

 

Last I heard, tattoo parlors were outlawed in Ocean City.

 

Oh, and screw slots. Table games!

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I don't think there are comps for granma's

 

Other than a couple rolls of quarters

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Gee thanks Marty now you have F-ed up OC

 

If your western shore scum wanted slots

why didnt you just keep them on the pest hole side of the Bay.

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I thought OC opposed slots?

 

Being a fambly ree-zort and all. Zhindobrii Kapitanes

I thought so too. And yet they get the first permit wow!Liars!

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Last I heard, tattoo parlors were outlawed in Ocean City.

 

Oh, and screw slots. Table games!

 

Tattoo's and piercing joints are all around here. Since slots are the only game in town (soon to be) I'll leave an occasional donation...........why? Because I like to play once in a while. :)

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Gee thanks Marty now you have F-ed up OC

 

If your western shore scum wanted slots

why didnt you just keep them on the pest hole side of the Bay.

 

OC has been f****** for the last 15 years, try senior week. Drunk kids EVERYWHERE to be followed by drunk firemen the week after and another drunk convention after that. Fights on the Boardwalk non stop, this year they had mounted police leaving horses*** all over it. Pretty much every t shirt shop is owned and operated by foreigners who can care less about the city.

I enjoy the spring cruise week, really NICE rides, other than that.....nothing that a good hurricane won't fix and since the racetrack is in Berlin it might loosen up Rt 50 bridge traffic or cause places like Thrashers to sell a medium fry for less than 6 bucks. ;)

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If they're going to allow gambling in Maryland, they might as well go all the way and build fancy resorts like Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Building the cheap gambling parlors in Baltimore City will only invite the riff raf of the city but if you bring table games with VIP rooms and build a major resort that will NOT attract crime. Plus that could also increase revenue.

 

Too bad in Maryland nothing can be done without massive restrictions. Like they're even debating the appearnce of the new slots in Baltimore. Personally I hope they do away with the "historical" feel because in Baltimore historical means those ugly brick buildings, might as well build an openly modern facility.

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I have a new name for the blight that these casinos bring

 

Ocean Downs Syndrome

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Sorry but this is WAY TOO LITTLE AND WAY TOO LATE. If the State had been smart they would have gone to FULL Casino gambling ie table games, Roulette, Sports Book etc to make up for the years of lost opportunity when they squashed the gambling idea because a Republican:eek: tried to do it. 800 slot machines are not going to do diddly squat and all this time,energy and potential revenue has been wasted on what amounts now fiscally to ZERO. Congrats Maryland, you truly deserve this mess that one party government bestows.

 

VOTE 3RD PARTY:rwb:

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Tattoo's and piercing joints are all around here. Since slots are the only game in town (soon to be) I'll leave an occasional donation...........why? Because I like to play once in a while. :)

 

I just checked. There are no tattoo parlors in OC as far as I can tell. There are henna tattoos, but those are not real tattoos.

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Sorry but this is WAY TOO LITTLE AND WAY TOO LATE. If the State had been smart they would have gone to FULL Casino gambling ie table games, Roulette, Sports Book etc to make up for the years of lost opportunity when they squashed the gambling idea because a Republican:eek: tried to do it. 800 slot machines are not going to do diddly squat and all this time,energy and potential revenue has been wasted on what amounts now fiscally to ZERO. Congrats Maryland, you truly deserve this mess that one party government bestows.

 

VOTE 3RD PARTY:rwb:

 

Exactly.

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You sure got that right:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/23/AR2007012301500.html

 

(BTW - my post was a tongue-in-cheek poke at those who claim that Ehrlich wanted to reward his 'racetrack buddies' with slots. Which is bad. On the other hand, O'Malley wants slots to reward his biggest contributors. Which apparently is good. Go figure.)

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He's everybody's friend :P

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bal-md.rickman27feb27,0,7113825.story

 

Rickman - who did not respond to requests for comment yesterday - is a Montgomery County developer and one of the largest donors to politicians in Maryland. A study released last year by Common Cause/Maryland identified him as the state's leading gambling-connected contributor to political campaigns.

 

More recently, records filed with the state elections board show that Rickman, members of his family and various companies he controls have given more than $210,000 to political candidates and committees in Maryland over the past five years.

 

The contributions include: $56,000 to the Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland; $10,000 to the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland; $6,500 to Ehrlich; $5,500 to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller; and thousands more to a group of Senate and House leaders, including Sen. Ulysses Currie, Del. John Adams Hurson and Del. Sheila E. Hixson.

 

That's the problem with all these gambling weasels. They get their hooks in and presto, bingo pretty soon they corrupt entire Legislatures and governments. Political party is irrelevent. All they see is who is likely to be compliant with their desires. Who they give money to, how much they give and what challengers they support in elections will give you a pretty good idea of who the most corruptible politicians are. Any honest Maryland politician ought to be happy to take a pledge not to accept ANY money from the gambling industry - either directly from them or indirectly through their lobbyists. I'm not surprised that Mike Miller and Bob Ehrlich were among the big recipients. Peas in a pod. I'm sure Miller had a lot to do with the big chunk that went into the Democratic State Central Committe's coffers. He needs to go.

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