I just spent a wonderful day off in Delaware Park, playing in two poker tournaments, shooting craps and playing blackjack. I actually won a few bucks that I spent in tax-free Delaware.
When I returned to Baltimore, I saw that the slots parlor in Ocean City would open soon.
Every state around us has full casinos, and we are now getting slots. That is just what we need — another way to tax the poor and the uneducated. There is nothing more mindless than pulling handles all day long, and like the lottery, slots give the worst odds in the casino. So congratulations, Maryland. While our legislators have allowed us to create yet another way to tax the poor, every state around us has full casinos (with the employment that goes with them) that provide entertainment where the customer actually has a chance to win.