Question 7: Maryland Gambling Proxy War

Question 7: Maryland Gambling Proxy War

Maryland voters go to the polls today to decide if they will be manipulated by West Virginia casino owners or Las Vegas casino owners. ‘Vegas wants to run gambling joints in Prince Georges County, near Washington DC. Maryland backers claim this will keep the money they lose inside their own state, as if it won’t just go to Nevada to be reinvested in Macau or a Mitt Romney PAC or something. West Virginia casino owners want to avoid competition from fancier gambling dens closer to Baltimore and DC, so they’re against it. The only sure winners here: advertising agencies and local broadcasters, since both sides spent millions bombarding helpless residents with commercials.


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