After the MD residents voted to have gamblings as ways to save our local economy, the inductry is having some dificult time in getting started.
The rsidents suspect slots owner are against their interest.
Anne Arundel resident Rob Annicelli, who is leading local opposition to put slots at the huge Arundel Mills mall just south of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, said political leaders let themselves be dazzled by rapacious gambling interests.
“To think that the big, friendly gaming industry is coming in to care about you as a resident? No way,” he said.
The proponents blame this on the opposition.
Miller blamed the state’s gambling problems on its opponents, who he said put “crippling amendments” into the legislation — giving placement authority to local zoning officials, forbidding casino interests to offer “entertainment,” requiring union contracts and living wages for casino employees, and giving the state nearly two-thirds of slot revenues — that “sabotaged” the effort.