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Still A Chance For Originally Planned Mega Slots Emporium At Rocky Gap

December 5th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

There still may be an opportunity for the originally planned mega slots emporium at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort to come to fruition- if the developer is deemed eligible for a federal program that could provide some financing. Back in July, shortly after getting approved for a slots license at Rocky Gap- the Lakes Entertainment group abruptly announced a drastically revised plan, claiming that it could not get the financing needed for a planned $65 million addition to the lodge to house 850 slot machines.  Instead, the group announced a scaled back plan that would put 500 machines in meeting space inside the current facility.  State Senator George Edwards told local business and community leaders Tuesday that there is a program in place that could lead to financing for Lakes. Ironically, while other designated casino locations far more affluent than western Maryland have secured eligibility- the Lakes group has not…

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