Bally's plan for OTB still up for ruling

September 10, 1997|By Tom Keyser

The request by Bally's Maryland Inc., owner of the Ocean Downs harness track, to open an off-track betting center in Hagerstown remains the centerpiece of today's Maryland Racing Commission agenda -- despite Monday's statement by Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.

Curran urged the commission to let the General Assembly decide the controversial issue of who can profit from simulcasting out-of-state thoroughbred races to Maryland bettors. The commissioners could abide by that and still rule on Bally's request, since Bally's is willing to open the OTB site and simulcast only harness races.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. in the Ruffian Room at Laurel Park.

Pub Date: 9/10/97

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