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Old 03-18-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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This was discussed previously on this forum. Its not a surprise since it was raised by the Baltimore delegation before. It will be interesting to see if this will be something to check the box or will there be any pressure for them(casinos) to hire ex-cons any any capacity. Although I am generally not opposed to the hiring practice, I do think that the state's legislation should be in line with other states. Especially with what is considered a crime of moral turpitude. It will also be interesting to see how this plays out with the site in PG. At the end of the day it will be up to the licensee to determine who they will and will not hire. None of them will employ hiring practices that may impact their businesses in other states but we will see.

Maryland casino jobs could open to ex-offenders - The Washington Post
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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I don't see a problem.

If you deny them employment they will remain constant offenders as they can't get legit work.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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I don't see a problem.

If you deny them employment they will remain constant offenders as they can't get legit work.
Overall I agree. I think the biggest problem with that would be the optics especially for locations like Baltimore and PGC. At the end of the day it is up to the casino owner on who they would hire but it doesn't take much for people to spin it in a negative way. The only other issue I have is the exclusion of drug dealing /possession as one of the crimes that shouldn't be excluded again the optics.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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I agree that ex-offenders should get a shot at a job. I'm not so sure burglary or financial fraud would be the best histories to choose from at a Casino. But there are thousands of jobs involved with a casino of this potential size. Not all of them will involve handling any form of money.

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But supporters saw it differently. “If a person hasn’t committed a crime in seven years, has been clean for seven years, we’ve vetted that person well enough,” said Del. Curtis S. Anderson (D-Baltimore), chairman of the city delegation in Annapolis.
Curtis needs to understand that just because their records have been clean for 7 years doesn't mean they still aren't potentially committing crimes. It just means they haven't been caught. lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Curtis needs to understand that just because their records have been clean for 7 years doesn't mean they still aren't potentially committing crimes. It just means they haven't been caught. lol
Good point but hopefully the employer wouldn't just take that for face value and do a deeper dive. From my understanding the bigger gaming companies do a background check that rivals government clearances.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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LOL only liberals could come up with ex-cons working at Casinos. I mean what could possibly go wrong?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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LOL only liberals could come up with ex-cons working at Casinos. I mean what could possibly go wrong?
Yeah, in fact they could potentially be a con again. We need to do what North Korea does and send them gulag to die. Eliminates the threat completely. Stupid liberals.

Also Casinos dont have checks and internal controls to make sure employees dont steal. This was a never a problem for Casinos and they havent spent decades finding ways to stop people from stealing from them. It is not like Casinos were ever involved with organized crime.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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Sounds like a lot of you consider them to be carrying moral life sentences.
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