February 21st, 2012 by WCBC Radio
On the heels of news this week that Maryland isn’t deriving the revenues it anticipated from the existing slot machine operations in the state- comes reports of another possible delay in seeing a license awarded for Rocky Gap State Park. Two failed RFP’s for the local slots operation in the first two years after voters approved legalizing slots at five locations- led to a third this past summer. That process, to date, has whittled the applicants down to just one- the Evitts Group. However while slots commission chair Donald Fry had hoped to see the license awarded in December- and then January- and then mid February- the speculation is now an announcement might not come to sometime in March. Barring an unforeseen problem with the background check of the company- its viewed as a near certainty that Evitts will receive the license. Despite reports of lagging revenue from the current slots parlors- a spokesman for Evitts doesn’t see any problems with generating profits almost immediately upon opening….