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Lottery official optimistic on Baltimore casino

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lottery official said Monday he believes the state is “well on track” to receive proposals to build a casino in Baltimore by a July 28 deadline.

Robert Howells, procurement director for the Maryland State Lottery Agency, told the state’s slot machine commission that there was a very good turnout for a pre-proposal conference in Baltimore last month. Howells said there were about 50 people in attendance, representing about 35 to 40 different companies and entities.

The commission rejected an earlier proposal to build a casino by a developer. This time, however, Howells said he’s optimistic the state will receive “some good responses.”

The Baltimore casino would be Maryland’s second largest slot machine facility, with up to 3,750 machines.

3 comments

  1. Bravo!! Just what you assholes need another incentive to murder people in the street, the alley, the parking lot..Heck, they’ll probably shoot right into the casino.

    Brillant Dumb Azz politicians

  2. No man you got it backwards. Yes there will be a problem or so at a Downtown Baltimore Casino. HOWEVER this is a great way to tax the drugs and thugs in Baltimore, as they attempt to become high rollers and lose buckets of money in the process. Its an overall win.

  3. WE HAVE SO MUCH CRIME THE CASINO WILL ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE HOW CAN THE PEOPLE BE SAFE WHEN RIGHT NOW THE POLICE CANT PROTECT US NOW YOU CALL THE MAYOR HER OFFICE TELL YOU THEY CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT CRIME TO CALL THE POLICE AND THEY NEVER SHOW UP WHEN YOU NEED THEIR HELP ALREADY