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Local Fire Departments Concerned About Impact Of Slots

February 1st, 2013 by WCBC Radio

With a slots casino complete with table games set to open at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort this summer, local volunteer fire departments have concerns that their fiscal situation will take a hit. A large part of the money used to sustain the volunteer department is generated through paper games/tip jars and bingo. Clarence Broadwater, President of the Allegany and Garrett counties Volunteer Fire Association, asked the Allegany County Commissioners to develop a plan to help offset any losses that may occur when the new casino opens…

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