| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:40 PM
The Maryland Senate Friday evening voted 28-14 to pass a bill that would add table games and a sixth casino in Prince George's County to the state's gambling program.
While the Senate deliberated Friday, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:29 AM
The Maryland General Assembly — with not a single vote to spare in the House but a heavy cushion in the Senate — gave final approval early Wednesday to a bill that would add table games and a sixth casino inPrince George's County to the state'...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Wednesday asking voters to approve expanded gambling in Maryland as supporters and opponents prepared for what could be a bruising referendum campaign this fall.
The governor's action capped a whirlwind special...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Maryland enters uncharted political territory this fall as voters for the first time in decades face four major ballot questions. An onslaught of costly advertising is likely as competing interests from all over the country try to sway the state's...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:02 PM
With a few reports from smaller campaign committees still not filed late Tuesday, the tally of money spent on this year's battle royale over gambling expansion in Maryland has passed $93 million.
With a final surge, the winning proponents of table...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There was a strong case to be made against Question 7, Maryland's referendum on expanded gambling, and we made it. Although it may make sense for Maryland to adopt table games, and eventually even to allow a sixth casino in Prince George's County, the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The license holder for the planned Baltimore casino and the developer of National Harbor have stepped up their spending on their ad blitz in favor of expanded gambling, raising the stakes by about $3 million.
The new infusion brings the total outlay on...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:45 PM
The Washington Redskins football team endorsed a yes vote in the ultra-expensive gambling expansion referendum heading for the Maryland ballot this fall, contending the measure will bring thousands of jobs to Prince George's County.
The NFL team, which...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley unleashed a withering tirade against Penn National Gaming over its ads in the state's referendum over expanded gambling in Maryland, accusing the company of using "false and baseless" arguments to protect its West Virginia casino.
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:47 PM
ANNAPOLIS —The debate over expanding gaming in Maryland will ultimately be decided by the people, but to help them pick, casino companies on both sides have now contributed more than $26.7 million to campaigns for and against Question 7.
| Oct 6, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley says the television ads opposing his casino gambling expansion law are "a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey." In a very narrow sense, he has a point. But when it comes to the claims and counter-claims about Question 7 on Maryland'...