Penn National sees MGM's $3 million and raises by $1 million.
The casino company gave another $4 million to the ballot committee opposing Maryland's gambling expansion plan, according to a filing posted Friday by the State Board of Elections. That brings Penn National's investment in the referendum on Question 7 to $25.1 million -- of which $21 million has been spent.
Meanwhile, the MGM-supported ballot committee in favor of Question 7 has doled out a measly $17.9 million so far, as of Friday morning's report. But MGM and its allies still have another $3.7 million to spend before the next cash infusion. MGM added another $3 million in Thursday's report.
In case you're new to this story, MGM Resorts International wants to operate a casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County, which would be allowed under this referendum. Penn National wants to block that casino, which would conflict with its interests, including its big moneymaker in Charles Town, W. Va.
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