Slots and the decline of Maryland horse racing

August 09, 2010

After reading the casino story ("Bright and shiny slot machines being plugged in," Aug. 7), I still can't understand why the two existing horse-race tracks are not getting any slots.

Wasn't that the first intention years ago? It would have been great to bet a few races, play a little slots, bet a few races, have a nice dinner; play a little slots, bet the triple and go home with some winnings.

For those that don't know, it's pretty exciting having bet a horse and seeing it come down the stretch with a chance to win. It's a shame that Maryland horse racing has declined the way it has.

Duane McKeever, Parkville

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