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State Slots Commission Could Decide On License This Month

April 18th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The state slots commission could decide on the licensee for the state’s fourth slots parlor this month. The Annapolis Daily Record reports that the Video Lottery Terminal Location Commission will meet April 26, and could make a decision on the license for a slots parlor at Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort at that time. A major hurdle was cleared last week when the Allegany County commissioners came to agreement on a payment in lieu of taxes with Evitts Resort LLC, the lone bidder for the license. Because the resort is in Rocky Gap State Park, the county cannot collect property taxes from tenants. The agreement calls for Evitts to pay the county the equivalent of what property taxes for the site would be. All that remains is the completion of a lease agreement between Evitts, the Maryland Economic Development Corp., which owns the resort and the Maryland Department of Natural Resource, which owns Rocky Gap State Park. Donald Fry, chairman of the slots commission, said he understands how important the project is for Allegany County and he expect that lease agreement to be completed in the next week- and a license awarded next Thursday…





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