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#1 Ravenchamp

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:58 PM

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.


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:04 PM

Good News!

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:29 PM

Why should Marty's horse-racing buddies benefit from slots? ;)
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:54 PM

Good News!


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:05 PM

Bout time, good thing for the local economy! http://www.delmarvan...roved-for-slots

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:15 PM

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



He's everybody's friend :P

http://www.baltimore...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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:24 PM

i will be in atlantic city on friday.
the hell with the the slots in maryland.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:14 PM

I thought OC opposed slots?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:07 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:08 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

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

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:16 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:52 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:32 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:40 PM

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.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:43 PM

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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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:20 AM

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

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:24 AM

I like the pretty purple colored machines. :D