"I think we are all eager to move forward and make this happen," said James King, a former Republican delegate who is on the state commission. "I haven't received any information that would deter me from supporting it."
Who is CBAC Gaming?
A state commission is likely to decide today whether CBAC Gaming should get a license to open a slots casino in Baltimore. Here's who makes up the company, and how much they own:
•Caesars Baltimore Investment Co. (52 percent) Company is wholly owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp., which runs more than 50 casinos in the U.S. and overseas. Key players include Leon Black, a billionaire investor.
•Rock Gaming Mothership (37 percent) Subsidiary of a company that owns Cleveland's new casino and another set to open in Cincinnati next year. Principal executive is Daniel Gilbert, who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA.
•Stron-MD Limited Partnership (5 percent) Limited liability corporation controlled by Belinda Stronach, daughter of Magna Entertainment Group founder Frank Stronach, whose company owns Pimlico and Laurel, among other race tracks. Belinda Stronach is a former member of Canada's Parliament.
•CVPR Gaming Holdings LLC (4 percent) An affiliate of Caves Valley Partners, a group of local business people that includes Anthony Deering, former CEO of the Rouse Co., and Steven B. Fader, CEO of MileOne Automotive Group. Also involved in CVPR are Michael Bronfein, CEO of Remedi SeniorCare and a founder of NeighborCare, and Theo Rodgers, a prominent African-American developer in Baltimore.
•PRT Two LLC (3 percent) A local group that includes Baltimore money manager Eddie Brown, a leading African-American businessman; Maria Beckett, James Scott Jr. and Cecil Flamer.
Percentages are rounded
Prepared by Sun reporter Michael Dresser with information from the Maryland State Lottery Commission