City OKs Gateway land for slots parlor

See the best local bands every Friday and Saturday night and relaxing entertainment on Sundays. Skip to main content. Waited a week so the kinks could be worked out and have some lunch at the well publicized Flutti's; should have waited longer! A parlor on the old site was expected to fuel an 8-cent reduction. Jurisdictions in Canada and Australia have tried pre-commitment schemes in the past, though Nova Scotia discontinued its program, and the current Australian government rolled back many of the requirements put in place by the previous administration on that issue though at least one state is still hoping to implement the technology.

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But those plans never materialized. Cryor stressed that no decisions have been made on new attractions. The planners expect additional gambling revenue from the new location, which could increase the city's profits and mean citizens will see a larger cut to their property taxes. A parlor on the old site was expected to fuel an 8-cent reduction. The city expects a revenue estimate for the new location within three months.

BCEG still must secure a gaming license from the state lottery commission. Jay Brodie, president of the Baltimore Development Corp. Samuel Polakoff, the head of Cormony, did not return calls. City officials distanced themselves from that part of the deal, with 1st Deputy Mayor Andrew B. Frank describing it as an agreement where "one private party assumed the obligations of another.

The deal surprised other developers. The company plans to build a competing casino in Arundel Mills and did not bid on the Baltimore site. When the city awards land to a private developer it usually goes through a competitive bid process.

Frank, the deputy mayor, acknowledged that this deal was "unusual. Frank expects the buildings to be attractive. The new plan also includes Lot O, a city-owned parking lot on Ridgely Street that Ravens fans use, as possible satellite parking for casino employees.

Rather than embracing the slots parlor, as McCain had hoped, Arrigo now expects to work against it. The developer would need to secure a host community agreement with Revere, whose residents would have their say in a separate referendum. Winning the ballot campaign would cost millions more, the document said. McCain has not returned phone calls for comment. His attorney, Jeffrey S.

King, provided a statement and pointed to a poll of Revere residents that he said showed local support for the project. While McCain has appeared in Revere negotiations with apparent partners, he is the lone champion of the ballot initiative. The campaign committee formed to push for Question 1, the Horse Racing Jobs and Education Committee, lists McCain as both its chairman and treasurer, in paperwork filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Meanwhile, opposition is expected to come from the other casinos that won licenses and from residential opponents. He said he wants Suffolk Downs to start developing a master plan for reuse of its site. Plainridge Park Casino's gaming floor. But that may have been the easy part. Get Fast Forward in your inbox:. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here.

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