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Franchot Doesn’t See County Benefitting From Slots

April 17th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

An agreement signed last week between Allegany County and Evitts Resort, the company that plans to bring slots to Rocky Gap, is expected to bring the county around $900,000 a year in revenue. In addition, a spokesman for the company said he anticipates more than 480 jobs to be created by the slots operation.  Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot- a staunch opponent of slots- cautioned citizens in the area not to get their hopes too high in terms of any positive economic impacts to the region. Franchot says that the gaming numbers at the slots parlors already opened in the state have consistently fallen below what he views as somewhat lofty projections- and he doesn’t foresee Rocky Gap or the county benefiting from slots…

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