- 23 Mar
After weeks of discussion, the Greater Timonium Community Council and Timonium Fairgrounds have come to an agreement that satisfies both sides in the tussle over the newly approved Off Track Betting facility at the site of the Maryland State Fair. And, now, the OTB is open for business.
“It’s done and I believe it is a win, win, win agreement for everyone,” Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra says. “Now the community doesn’t have to ever worry about casino gambling and the Fair can move forward with the OTB plus the community agreed to help the Fairgrounds with some zoning issues.”
And the MJC can move along the path it has layed out to make racing more accessible to those who enjoy the sport and more visible to prospective fans, as well.
Sinatra said he is now focused on a new OTB near Boonsboro. A hearing on that facility is set for April 12 and he hopes to open its doors April 13, if all goes as planned.