| May 14, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Days before last November’s election, Gov. Martin O’Malley used his cellphone to call Jim Murren, the chief executive of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas.
The two talked for 11 minutes that Sunday. Not surprisingly, the topic was the...
| May 18, 2013
Although Maryland has handed out five casino operating licenses, the state is entering uncharted territory with the allocation of its sixth.
For the first time, there's real competition. Three serious operators submitted bids to run a casino in Prince...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Two more bidders emerged Friday to compete against MGM National Harbor for the right to build a casino in Prince George's County.
Penn National Gaming submitted a proposal to the state's gaming control agency for a $700-million Hollywood Casino Resort at...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Books -- about the War of 1812, the Chesapeake Bay and other topics -- were popular gifts to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley last year, according to his financial disclosure forms. He received nearly 90 books during the year, The Baltimore Sun's political...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Two more bidders emerged Friday — one a surprise — to compete against MGM Resorts International for the right to build a casino in Prince George's County, which stands with the state to reap millions of dollars from the project.
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The campaign that won last month's referendum on expanded gambling spent almost $48 million, its share of the most expensive political fight in Maryland's history. But it but didn't provide much of a direct cash infusion to the state's economy.
| 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 15, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other.
The barrage of ads urging...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:53 PM
MGM Resorts International reported a modest increase in its spending on the ad wars over the referendum on gambling expansion in Maryland, but it isn't matching rival Penn National million for million.
The MGM-supported ballot committee, FOR Maryland...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:11 AM
A new round of spending by Penn National Gaming and MGM Resorts International has pushed the ad war in the referendum over expanded gambling into record territory -- eclipsing the $34 million raised for the 2006 governor's race with four weeks to go...