The sparkle has yet to wear off the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore but the chairman of the Baltimore City delegation to the House of Delegates remains unimpressed and is telling people to avoid traveling in the area if they can help it.
“It’s going to be a tremendous hassle from now on,” Del. Curt S. Anderson, D-Baltimore, said during a Friday appearance on the C4 Show on WBAL Radio.
Anderson, who opposed legalizing gambling in 2008 and its expansion in 2012, said increased congestion related to the casino will compound problems in the area around the two stadiums and urged commuters to avoid it. He also said he remained concerned about the influx of social ills driven by legalized gambling within the city limits.
“My concern is what’s going to happen in the future down in that area,” Anderson said, saying that he expects to see payday loan centers pop up near the casino soon.
“Already prostitution has popped up down there,” Anderson said.