Arundel Mills Mall

Slots at Maryland mall delayed by appeals

Construction has been halted on the $1 billion casino complex at Maryland’s Arundel Mills mall, after neighbors filed another appeal over traffic concerns.  The attorney representing the neighbors, Henry A. Blumenthal, is also a registered lobbyist for the Maryland Jockey Club, who fought the Arundel Mills casino because it wanted slots at Laurel Park. Blumenthal […]

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Stronach halts closing of Laurel Park

Despite reports of closing Laurel Park after losing the slots ballot initiative to the Arundel Mills Mall, Frank Stronach says he will work with breeders and state officials to keep both Laurel and Pimlico operational. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> “I don’t believe in making rash decisions,” said Stronach. “I’d like to sit down with the […]

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Maryland voters approve slots at Arundel Mills Mall

Press Release Anne Arundel County residents voted for Question A, which grants the required zoning for the Anne Arundel Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) facility at Arundel Mills Mall. The Maryland Jockey Club sought a vote against Question A with the hope that Laurel Park would have a chance to compete for the 4,750 machine […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WITHOUT SLOTS AT LAUREL PARK, THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED RACING IN MARYLAND

In a letter to the editor in the Baltimore Sun, Maryland resident and former jockey Bobby Lillis stands up against slots at Arundel Mills Mall, claiming that “a slots parlor just 10 minutes away from Laurel Park will take customers away from the track….purse enhancements won’t mean a thing with no track to run at.” […]

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CORDISH CLAIMS ARUNDEL PETITION ‘RIDDLED WITH FRAUDULENT SIGNATURES’

Baltimore-based Cordish Company filed a suit against Citizens Against Slots at the Mall, alleging their recently filed petition was ‘riddled with fraudulent signatures’. The petition was created to keep the developer from installing VLTs at Arundel Mills mall. This issue created real controversy at the end of 2009 when the VLT license was given to […]

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STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB TO HELP ANTI-SLOTS PETITION

After last year’s approval for a 4,750 slot machine parlor at Arundel Mills Mall by the Arundel County Council, an anti-slot coalition is working to find 19,000 signatures for a petition to stop the development. This is certainly par for the course and a completely expected next step in this saga. However, the fact that […]

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‘A SAD NIGHT FOR MD RACING’

After last night’s Arundel County council meeting, slot machines have been approved at the Arundel Mills mall. With many voters feeling hoodwinked and the racing industry understandably upset, Tom Chuckas, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, called this ‘a sad night for Maryland racing’. But Chuckas is not giving up, joining forces with Stop […]

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FIGHTING FOR MARYLAND SLOTS AT LAUREL PARK

In an effort to fight for slots to be installed at Laurel Park instead of the proposed Arundel Mills Mall, the following email was sent to the Paulick Report this afternoon. Would this decision lead to the destruction of the Maryland racing industry or at least the closing of Laurel Park? We would like to […]

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