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Another Possible Delay For Rocky Gap Slots

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….

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