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New Casino in Arundel Mills: “Slots, Slots, and More Slots”

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The Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills Mall is set to open next week. At 10 p.m. — on June 6th — Maryland Live (plus that terrible little exclamation point at the end) will become Maryland’s third operating casino, along with Ocean Downs in Worcester and Hollywood Casino in Cecil County.

Maryland Live! is the most recent of several new casinos, but not for long — two more, one in Baltimore City and one in Alleghany — have already been approved and are scheduled to open in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

(One of Tuesday’s Links will take you to yet another announcement for a Maryland Casino.)

Maybe it’s just the fact that I went on a lot of movie dates at Arundel Mills Mall in eighth grade (I even bought my first band tee from the mall’s Hot-Topic), but the news — not to mention the proximity of this new casino — is starting to make me think a lot about what the gambling industry can mean to a community.

Chocolate Chipotle Stout Wins DuClaw’s H.E.R.O. 2012 Homebrew Contest

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The label from last year's winner, A Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

You may never have had a hankering for a Chocolate Chipotle Stout, but you’ll soon have the opportunity to try it. The DuClaw Brewing Company, of Bel Air, has chosen just such a beer as the winner of its second annual H.E.R.O. Homebrew Contest, which means that it will be on tap at DuClaw restaurants in Bel Air, Bowie, and Arundel Mills and sold in kegs and 22-ounce bottles this fall. And given that it beat out 54 other craft beer recipes, it should be worthy of your attention.

The beer, created by Vincent and Suzanne Powers of Nottingham, is described by DuClaw as a “silky-bodied stout boasting a spicy chipotle pepper bite perfectly balanced by smooth, sweet chocolate.”

But the other half of the H.E.R.O. contest has yet to be determined. One hundred percent of the profits of the Chocolate Chipotle Stout will go to charity. From now until June 30, 2012, DuClaw is accepting suggestions.  Email your organization or individual’s story to [email protected]

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