Cordish launches campaign for Arundel Mills casino
The Cordish-Cos. backed group pushing for passage of a referendum allowing slots at Arundel Mills mall on Thursday announced the launch of its campaign committee -- called “Jobs and Revenue for Anne Arundel County.”
The group is pushing for the passage of Question A on the November ballot in Anne Arundel, which would uphold the project’s requisite zoning already approved by the county council and allow Cordish to build a 4,750-slots parlor near the mall.
In a statement, the group stressed its makeup of a broad range of supporters, including county police and fire unions and taxpayers who “who support the building of a world class gaming and entertainment facility in the Arundel Mills Commercial District to fund education, public safety and infrastructure needs in Maryland and Anne Arundel County.”
The coalition is being financed by the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., which lost a legal battle against the ballot question before the state’s highest court, which ruled that the referendum was legal. Pushing for a “No” vote on the ballot question is “No Slots at the Mall,” which is funded by the Maryland Jockey Club.
“Anne Arundel County voted overwhelmingly for slots in 2008 because of the jobs and revenue it promises for our schools and our County,” said Todd Lamb, campaign manager for the committee.
“Our broad spectrum of support boldly underscores how important creating jobs, revenue and opportunities are for Anne Arundel County families, businesses, public safety workers, teachers, seniors and our children. The choice is now or never for slots in Anne Arundel County.”