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Local VFW Officer Wants Slots Law To Be Revisited

December 12th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

An August decision by the Maryland General Assembly to allow veterans' organizations to have five slots-like machines is bringing in some badly needed revenues for some VFW posts around the state- but some members say it is still an uneven playing field and the veterans are losing out. The machines are similar in appearance to slot machines at the state's casinos, but their internal mechanics are slightly different- and the payoff isn’t close to what is generated by actual slot machines. That’s according to Don Nixon, Political Action Officer for District 6 of VFW organizations in Maryland and a member of the Oldtown VFW.  Addressing the District One legislative delegation this week, Nixon urged lawmakers to re-visit the law and allow VFW’s in western Maryland to have the same allowances as their eastern shore counterparts. American Legions on the shore are allowed slot machines. As are those in neighboring West Virginia- which Nixon points out puts Allegany, Garrett and Washington county veterans organizations at a competitive disadvantage…





One Response to “Local VFW Officer Wants Slots Law To Be Revisited”

  1. December 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm, Expand Slots said:

    Lets expand slots for elsewhere in the state. Lets also expand slots to include all the non profits including the VFW’s, Bars, and Restaurants

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