Police Check Out Md. Gambling Machine...

Police Check Out Md. Gambling Machines, But Don't Seize Any

There are 18 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Mar 13, 2008, titled Police Check Out Md. Gambling Machines, But Don't Seize Any. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

Even in bad economic times, some people love to gamble. In Maryland, a ton of gambling fans are pulling a fast one on lawmakers who are still arguing about slots.

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“ITS TIME TO ROOST !”

Since: Nov 07

Princess Anne, MD

#1 Mar 13, 2008
HAS SOUTHERN MD STOPPED THE DRAG RACING YET?
TO HELL WITH THE GAMBLING MACHINES UNTIL THEY DO!

NateKnuckles

“"Knuckle Busting Fun!"”

Since: Nov 07

"DC" Where Else?

#2 Mar 13, 2008
Slots hell yeah!

I am in my 50's does anyone remember the slot machines back in the late 50's, early 60's in Southern Maryland?

Boy, Southern Maryland rocked then!

The Club House and The Beach Motel at Longview Beach, Maddox Md.!
Pgezzz

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 Mar 13, 2008
Anyone ever hear of Steve Wynn? As in the Wynn hotel in Vegas and the builder of the Mirage????? He started with his family money from the bingo halls of Southern Maryland....
Racingwolf

Waldorf, MD

#4 Mar 14, 2008
NYWILL, Wrong part of Southern Maryland!! The gaming devices are in St. Mary's and the drag racing was in Charles/PG County.
As for the gaming devices, I say leave them alone!! The volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads are receiving much needs funds from them and every bit of help they can get is a great thing!
timmyboy

Washington, DC

#5 Mar 14, 2008
Way to go dumb a.. Maryland. Keep sending the profits to Charlestown West Virginia. Thats where I get my slots on. Sometimes 1000 dollars a month. Wish I could play in Maryland. A whole lot closer.
PissingUphill

Lanham, MD

#6 Mar 14, 2008
I sure hope every story about these slots focuses on the fact that half of the take goes to charity. The more that's emphasized, the harder it'll be for the sheriff's dept to raid a "charity fundraiser". They're just all in a tiff about the fact that everything about those machines gets around the technical definition of a slot. "Oh no...it's helping people...it MUST be illegal!" Tell the cops to stop hanging out in clubs and liquor stores.
Im telling you

San Jose, CA

#7 Mar 14, 2008
Finally....Americans are getting brave enough to BEAT the system....way to go to my co-US citizens. Keep up the great work!!!
Sean

United States

#8 Mar 14, 2008
Pgezzz wrote:
Anyone ever hear of Steve Wynn? As in the Wynn hotel in Vegas and the builder of the Mirage????? He started with his family money from the bingo halls of Southern Maryland....
Steve Wynn was born and raise in New York. Not exactly sure where your info is coming from.
Sean

United States

#9 Mar 14, 2008
NYWILL wrote:
HAS SOUTHERN MD STOPPED THE DRAG RACING YET?
TO HELL WITH THE GAMBLING MACHINES UNTIL THEY DO!
Like most of your comments, you are mis-informed or just plain ignorant. Judging for the picture you have on your profile I would suspect the latter.

Illegal Street Drag Racing=PG County
Legal Racing=Charles County (MIR and Budds Creek)
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#10 Mar 14, 2008
NateKnuckles wrote:
Slots hell yeah!
I am in my 50's does anyone remember the slot machines back in the late 50's, early 60's in Southern Maryland?
Boy, Southern Maryland rocked then!
The Club House and The Beach Motel at Longview Beach, Maddox Md.!
I'm in the same age group and I sure do remember the slots in Southern MD.(ohmygawd, I'm OLD!!!!)
Cindy Mcdaniel

Magnolia, DE

#11 Mar 14, 2008
I love the slots. Love noy having to drive to another state to play. And the counties charities could use the money. We could use more high and middle schools also They are 3 high and 3 middle and about 12 elementary schools. I've lived in Golden Beach all my life and went to the same schools my children are going too. Its stiil the 45 minute bus ride. I
HOPE THE PULL TAB MACHINES STAYS!!!!!! If not take them out of Rodn Reel Toooo1111111
Cindy Mcdaniel

Magnolia, DE

#12 Mar 14, 2008
Yea its me agian I live in Mechanicsville not LaPlata thats the way my first message posted. But I'm all for the Pull Tab Machines They Are Not Slots There is a difference Go play them and look at the ticket thats printed it come out before the wheels stop spinning and tell you if you won or lost. Thats the difference So I think they are legal!!!

Since: Feb 08

Washington, DC

#13 Mar 14, 2008
Like someone posted earlier, MD needs to get on board. The state is losing the money to Delaware and WVA. The lottery, especially Keno games, is a form of gambling so I can't buy the moral arguments. When the Skins and Ravens wanted new stadiums, new lottery games were approved to pay for them. At a minimum, it would be a help to the horse racing industry. Other than the Preakness, who goes to Pimlico on a regular basis?
CKB

Bethesda, MD

#14 Mar 14, 2008
Very smart move.

NateKnuckles

“"Knuckle Busting Fun!"”

Since: Nov 07

"DC" Where Else?

#15 Mar 14, 2008
PissingUphill wrote:
I sure hope every story about these slots focuses on the fact that half of the take goes to charity. The more that's emphasized, the harder it'll be for the sheriff's dept to raid a "charity fundraiser". They're just all in a tiff about the fact that everything about those machines gets around the technical definition of a slot. "Oh no...it's helping people...it MUST be illegal!" Tell the cops to stop hanging out in clubs and liquor stores.
That is a very funny name! I never would have thought of it! LOL!

NateKnuckles

“"Knuckle Busting Fun!"”

Since: Nov 07

"DC" Where Else?

#16 Mar 14, 2008
Pachacutec wrote:
<quoted text> I'm in the same age group and I sure do remember the slots in Southern MD.(ohmygawd, I'm OLD!!!!)
LOL!

I don't feel 50, until I come from the gym boxing someone younger, then I shower and take another 60 minutes just to get out of there!

LMAO!

NateKnuckles

“"Knuckle Busting Fun!"”

Since: Nov 07

"DC" Where Else?

#17 Mar 14, 2008
Every Woman wrote:
Like someone posted earlier, MD needs to get on board. The state is losing the money to Delaware and WVA. The lottery, especially Keno games, is a form of gambling so I can't buy the moral arguments. When the Skins and Ravens wanted new stadiums, new lottery games were approved to pay for them. At a minimum, it would be a help to the horse racing industry. Other than the Preakness, who goes to Pimlico on a regular basis?
Southern Maryland is beautiful! If they had slots there again just for general gaming. You will see an increase in business at the bars and hotels down there on nights where there are big sporting events, ie Redskins, NCAA's, Georgetown, Maryland, etc.

I hope gaming come back there in a big way. I would not mind seeing it in DC, but I have a feeling that some folks will not control themselves!
Pgezzz

Auburn Hills, MI

#18 Mar 14, 2008
Sean wrote:
<quoted text>
Steve Wynn was born and raise in New York. Not exactly sure where your info is coming from.
I never said he was born in Maryland. His family did own a vast bingo enterprise in southern Maryland. He took that money and purchased the Frontier, then property in front of Caesars which he sold and built the Mirage... Do a little research and you will see how much money comes fromt he "charity" bingo....

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