Rosecroft Owners: Slots Will Save Us

Company reopened track last year with hopes of adding gambling

Monday, Feb 27, 2012  |  Updated 10:26 AM EDT
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Rosecroft Owners: Slots Will Save Us

Owners of Rosecroft Raceway hope to offer slot machines to visitors in addition to the racing.

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Owners of the long-troubled Rosecroft Raceway say slots or other casino-style gambling are essential to their business plan for the horse racing track to survive.
 
Penn National Gaming bought the bankrupt track last year for $12 million and reopened it to racing with hopes that it could expand gambling at the site. Now the company could be eliminated from competition for a casino even before a gambling license is approved for Prince George's County.

  County Executive Rushern Baker is now supporting a measure to expand gambling at the National Harbor development instead. He urged Maryland lawmakers last week to support the plan for a high-end casino near the Potomac River.
 
Steven Snyder of Penn National says a gambling license at Rosecroft is the last viable option to sustain horse racing.

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