I do not quite understand what the deal is in Anne Arundel County. There are a few people that refused to allow slot machines to operate near the Arundel Mills Mall. Why? Because it is a place where families gather often? I am not sure what that has to do with casinos. Perhaps families are afraid that their children will be exposed at an early age to potentially destructive habits that could lead to financial ruin. If that is the case then the slots parlor should not be allowed to operate near the mall AND the mall should be shut down for good.
People have a habit of being incredible selective about what vices they allow and condemn. There is no bigger vice plaguing the United States than consumerism. The mall is just one big venue filled with a bunch of crap that, for the most part, nobody needs. Everything in the mall is geared toward people spending as money and staying in the mall as long as possible. In truth there is little difference between a mall and a casino.
Store after store is lined up like a bank of slot machines. As you walk through the hallways there are bright lights, flashing colors, and beautiful people convincing you that if you spend money here you can somehow be like them. Perhaps the mall is just concerned about competition. One thing that slot machines have going for them is that at least when you spend money on them there is a chance of you getting a lot of money back.