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The irony of Maryland's casino windfall

The Sun's recent headlines about rising gambling revenues neglect to note the fact that the companies' profits, or course, represent money lost by the players ("Casino take soars in June," July 6).

Add this to the increases in the gasoline tax and bridge and highway tolls, and one would think that the state of Maryland and Baltimore would have no more need of additional taxes.

Dream on. What if it doesn't rain? No runoff taxes. What happens if we drink less water? Headline: "Water tax collection drops — people breaking into fire hydrants."

Will the state and city go broke? Not as long as coins jingle.

Tom Foster, Parkville

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