Md. casinos: Five is enough

May 25, 2012

As a sometime visitor to Atlantic City casinos because of rebates, comps and free rooms, I know Maryland has to find a better way to get better activity than building more casinos. Just look at Atlantic City and its struggle with the casinos it has. There are too many and volume of gambling is down — otherwise, they wouldn't give rebates and free rooms.

If we go ahead and build more casinos than what has been agreed to, owners and customers will not receive their best value. Leave well enough alone and go for the time being with Ocean Downs, Arundel Mills, Perryville, Rocky Gap and the future Baltimore City casino and see what happens.

If you put too much cream on the coffee the same will happen here as Atlantic City.

Frank F. Braunstein, Pikesville

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