Highlights from the report include:
Scott Arceneaux, Senior Advisor to Marylanders United to Stop Slots, said in a prepared statement to the press that “revenue estimates [from slots proponents] are a fantasy. They are based not only on the fallacy that we can recapture 100 percent of the money spent out of state, but that we can increase current gambling expenditures spending by 150 percent.."
Marylanders United to Stop Slots is a coalition of community, business and labor leaders, clergy, Republicans, Democrats and citizens from across Maryland. The coalition is undertaking a grassroots campaign to stop a large-scale commercial gambling referendum in November that would amend Maryland’s Constitution. The group maintains that slots will "do nothing to cut taxes and ease the financial burden working families are experiencing."
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This story was published on October 15, 2008.