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Maryland State Commission Awards Gaming License to Cordish Co. for Anne Arundel Slots Facility

The County of Anne Arundel is the next in line to receive a slot machine facility. A state commission approved a gaming license for the future slots establishment although what would be the state's largest slots facility is still in need of a zoning approval.

A vote has been cast on December 11th, 2009 that would permit nearly five thousand slot machines near the Arundel Mills Mall, giving Cordish Co. the golden opportunity to push forward with the slots facility project. The state commission decided five to two in favor of the licensing.

The commission said that nearly half a billion dollars could be produced from the facility yearly, with half or $243 million, going back into the state budget of Maryland. In theory, the facility could open to the public by December 2011. The establishment would be 215,000 square feet while the gambling floor would be equal over half of that size.

However, there is a possibility that this massive slot facility would be shot down before the start of its construction due to the decision that the Anne Arundel County Council must cast. A hearing is scheduled on December 14th, 2009 although it is not certain whether or not the decision would actually happen that day.

David Cordish of Cordish Co. said that everywhere they have constructed a gaming facility, the values of properties have risen and security was also improved for the neighborhood. Gaming expansion has taken off in the state of Maryland and this upcoming slots facility is the third gaming license awarded by the state panel.

The other slots locations found no trouble from local officials and could open to the public as early next year. State legislation permits up to fifteen thousand slot machines in Maryland although the continuous gaming expansion may soon be over. A fourth slots facility location could receive gaming license in Baltimore in the near future.


Sunday, 07 March 2010
Cindy Alfonso