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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Gambling and Gaming have a long history in Maryland

The business model of the gaming and gambling industry is to make a profit by taking as much money, credit and assets from their customers and patrons as quickly and often as possible while spending as little as possible on operation expenses including various taxes.

When tied into a entertainment destination site, gaming and gambling become part of a solid marketing plan that provides an attraction complete with additional reasons to choose National Harbor in Prince George's County for meetings, conventions, business and recreation.

It does seem that we have been here before, though.

An ACT to prevent excessive gaming Lib No a fol 762
WHEREAS it hath been represented to this general assembly that certain persons as well citizens of this as of other states and foreigners carry about with them from one public place another in this state certain gambling machines or inventions calculated to deceive and defraud innocent and unguarded to the prejudice of society and the corruption of morals; and this assembly being desirous to put a stop to such pernicious and baneful effects, 
11 ENACTED by the General Assembly of Maryland That after the passage of this act no E. O. A. B. C. L. S. D., or faro table or other device except billiard tables for the purpose of gaming or money shall be set up kept or maintained in any dwelling house out house or place occupied by any tavern keeper retailer of wine spirituous liquors heer or cider whether such person have a license or not on pain of forfeiting every such EOABCLSD table or other device and of forfeiting moreover for every offence the sum of fifty pounds current money upon convietion thereof by indictment or confession in the county court of the county wherein the offence shall committed. November 1797

 The Laws of Maryland: 1785-1799. Volume 2 of The Laws of Maryland: To which are Prefixed the Original Charter, with an English Translation, the Bill of Rights and Constitution of the State, as Originally Adopted by the Convention, with the Several Alterations by Acts of Assembly, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the General Government, and the Amendments Made Thereto, with an Index to the Laws, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, William Kilty. 1800's%20county%20maryland&pg=PT768#v=onepage&q=gambling%20prince%20george's%20county%20maryland&f=false

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