Examiner Staff Writer
Residents near the Laurel Park racetrack fired a shot Wednesday at the group trying to keep slots away from Arundel Mills mall in favor of having them at the track.
“Stop telling people that slots belong at Laurel, stop saying that a vote against Question A will move slots to Laurel, stop spreading lies about our neighborhood,” Christopher Masak, coordinator of the community group No Casino At Russett, said in a news release.
The outcry is in response to lobbying by the operators of Laurel Park who say slots belong at the track, rather than the mall just up the road from Laurel. Residents who live near Arundel Mills have also formed a group, No Slots at the Mall. Baltimore developer David Cordish’s PPE Casino Resorts Maryland holds the county’s only slots license and hopes to build the state’s biggest casino near the mall.
Question A, which voters will address at the polls Nov. 2, could endanger Cordish’s planned development.
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