Baltimore Business Journal: MD Lottery Officials Defend $50-Million Slots Contract

From Baltimore Business Journal ——

State Lottery Director Stephen Martino defended his agency’s decision to spend $50 million for slot machines at a Cecil County gaming parlor, arguing Monday afternoon the top-tier machines are needed to keep Maryland competitive with neighboring states.

In response to criticism about the size of the contract given the state’s cash-strapped budget, Martino issued a press release outlining the expenses and the projected revenue they will help Maryland capture in the future

Read more: Maryland Lottery officials defend $50 million slots contract – Baltimore Business Journal

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