Jeff Barker

Writer

Jeff Barker writes about sports business and issues, casino gambling and, occasionally, politics. Since joining The Sun from the Arizona Republic’s Washington bureau in 2000, he has covered state politics, congressional steroids hearings, the Beltway sniper attacks and Terps basketball and football. He could never decide if he should cover news or sports, so he did both and enjoys writing hybrids of the two.

Recent Articles

  • MGM National Harbor's monthly revenue tops $50 million to lead state casinos

    MGM National Harbor's monthly revenue tops $50 million to lead state casinos

    Seven-month-old MGM National Harbor topped $50 million in monthly revenue for the third time in June to remain Maryland's highest-generating casino as Live Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore saw declines. MGM, Maryland’s newest casino, reported $50.1 million in revenue last month from...

  • Abundant crabs not too pricey for Maryland's Fourth

    Abundant crabs not too pricey for Maryland's Fourth

    Ronald Warren always feels like he's gambling when he orders hundreds of bushels of crabs for his Sea Pride Crab House in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore before big summer weekends. "You have tens of thousands of dollars in your cooler, and you hope you sell them before...

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