Thursday, May 09, 2002

slots in maryland
A statement made in Maryland during their pending political debate over slot machines that Delawareans should consider:
If Maryland approves slots, it would likely control the machines and keep the lion's share of the proceeds, predicts state Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the Budget and Taxation Committee.

"We won't do what they did in Delaware. I'll tell you that," she said.
I'm certain that many difficult decisions were made when slot machines were brought to Delaware. They are providing much needed revenue to the State. And a private/public partnership seems like a good idea. Chances are also good that slot machines saved the horseracing industry in Delaware. But, is it time to think again about that relationship in light of statements made by politicians from our neighbor state to the south?

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