No Slots at the Mall Launches Its First Referendum TV Spot

TV spot voices county voter concerns that a family friendly mall is not an appropriate location for a slots parlor

August 13, 2010, Hanover, MD — No Slots at the Mall Chairman David Jones of Hanover announced today that the coalition committee has launched its first ad of the referendum, voicing county voter concerns that a family friendly mall is not an appropriate location for a slots parlor.

“Anne Arundel County voters have said all along that the Arundel Mills Mall is the wrong location for a county slots parlor,” said Jones. “In 2008, voters never imagined we would place almost 5,000 slot machines at the mall, where gambling will mix with shoppers and children. There are better locations for gambling.”

“The TV spot is an excellent opportunity to lend a voice to the overwhelming number of county voters who believe the mall is a bad location for a slots parlor,” said community leader Rob Annicelli, President of Stop Slots at Arundel Mills. “There are other county locations that make much more sense for a gambling casino than a family friendly mall.”

The No Slots at the Mall TV spot will begin airing on Friday in the Baltimore market and on cable in Anne Arundel County. The coalition will post the ad on its new website, www.NoSlotsattheMall.com and on its “No Slots at the Mall” Facebook page.

The Coalition is encouraging voters to visit its new website at www.NoSlotsattheMall.com for more information about how to help with the referendum, including volunteer sign-up and yard sign locations.

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