Arundel slots: Temporary site at Arundel Mills?
Now that Anne Arundel voters have apparently approved a ballot question that will allowa slots casino at Arundel Mills mall, a new question emerges: When will gambling begin at the site?
Nicole Fuller spoke to David Cordish -- who heads the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. that will develop the casino -- on Election Day at a polling place in Russett, near Laurel. He said he will seek approval for a temporary slots facility on the mall grounds by early next year.
"We are going to make a real run at that." Cordish said.
We'll also hear this morning from the Maryland Jockey Club, which financed opposition to the ballot question in hopes of steering slots to Laurel Park race track. The company had made some dire predictions about the outcome of the referendum.
From Nicole's Election Day story:
"[Jockey club President Tom] Chuckas had vowed that horse racing would be destroyed if the referendum passed — that live racing at Laurel Park would end, Pimlico Race Course would operate just 40 days a year and a training center in Prince George's County would close. Cordish fired back that he would buy the tracks if they stopped operating. The Jockey Club contested, saying the tracks are not for sale."
We'll have updates all day.