- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 14, 2010

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Senate president says he’s interested in bringing slots to Prince George’s County.

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Thursday that officials need to see if more locations are needed and whether lawmakers, the governor and voters would approve other sites.

Mr. Miller suggested that Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington could be a “prime site,” if local representatives were interested. Mr. Miller’s district includes parts of Prince George’s County, but not Rosecroft.

Maryland voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2008 for up to 15,000 machines in five areas. State officials hoped the machines would generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually once they became operational, but the plan has hit snags because of the recession. So far, three licenses have been awarded for five potential sites.

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