| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:43 PM
As the Nov. 6 election nears, likely Maryland voters are evenly divided on whether to make same-sex marriage legal in the state after opposition has grown in recent weeks, according to a new opinion poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun.
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:04 PM
After the most expensive political campaign in Maryland's history, proponents of a plan to expand the reach and variety of casino gambling in Maryland won a narrow victory.
The measure would allow Maryland casinos to offer table games such as blackjack...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 2:22 PM
On a day when campaigning over gambling expansion was otherwise muted by storm cleanup, proponents of a new casino in Prince George's County flaunted the endorsements of police and fire unions and the state NAACP and pointed to their support in a...
| May 1, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The City Council on Monday approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's property tax reduction plan, which relies on projected revenue from gambling.
“I want to thank Council President Bernard ‘Jack’ Young and members of the City Council...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Starting in July, Baltimore homeowners can expect to see their tax bills get a little lighter.
That's when Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's property tax reduction plan goes into effect, resulting in a 2-cent cut per $100 of assessed value next fiscal...
| May 7, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Maryland's casinos brought in $14.5 million in April, with both locations increasing revenue compared with a year earlier, the state said Monday.
But revenue dropped about $1.8 million compared with March, which was the biggest month since both...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The Maryland Senate prepared to take up the governor's gambling bill Friday as Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Millerexpressed cautious optimism that the General Assembly will approve the measure by early next week.
The legislation will be on the Senate...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Even as the General Assembly prepares to return to Annapolis this week to discuss the expansion of gambling, one of Maryland's three casinos has asked its oversight agency to take back about a third of the slot machines because of declining revenue.
| May 14, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Over the past year, slots money has injected energy into Maryland horse racing. Revenue from the state's two casinos has bolstered purses, helping attract better horses and create more competitive races.
The Preakness also is benefiting. Some of the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Revenue for the Hollywood Casino in Perryville has decreased more than 32 percent from July 2011 to July 2012 and as a result, the casino made a request last week to the Maryland Lottery to return 400 to 500 machines in an effort to reduce costs.
| May 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
The Preakness Stakes arrives at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday absent one of the event's hallowed traditions. Sure, there will be sundresses and hats, black-eyed Susans, drunken infield revelry and, in a recent addition to the bill, faux-mythological...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Maryland, my Maryland, what are we doing? Why does Virginia have a $130 million dollar surplus without one slots parlor ("Busch: Gambling priority is revenue," Aug. 2)?
I guess it can really be said we are in the "dog days of summer." Our state...