| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The company that spent $42 million in a failed attempt to block expanded gambling in Maryland will be the first to introduce table games in the state.
Hollywood Casino, owned by Penn National, got preliminary permission Tuesday to operate 20 table...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Annapolis may be located on the banks of the Severn River, but during the first three months of the year it often seems to be an island — so isolated are members of the General Assembly from real life. The gyrations of lawmakers over the high-stakes...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chad Barnhill, the general manager of the Horseshoe Casino that will be constructed along Russell Street, is in Cincinnati today to observe a sort of soft opening (the Cincinnati newspaper is live blogging the event) for the Horseshoe Casino there that...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:31 PM
On March 7, Hollywood Casino Perryville will be the first gambling emporium in Maryland to open its table games – pending approval by the state legislature.
Casino officials announced Tuesday on the Cecil County establishment's Facebook page the...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:12 PM
For the fifth year in a row, Del. Eric M. Bromwell has introduced a bill to authorize slot machines at BWI Marshall Airport
It's Bromwell's attempt to infuse the state treasury — specifically the Transportation Trust Fund — with gambling...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:27 AM
North Laurel native Greg Merson held on after more than 12 hours of play to win the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event. In addition to bragging rights, Merson will take home more than $8.5 million.
Below is our profile of Merson from September of this...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Maryland's three casinos generated $45.2 million in revenue in December, with most of that from the state's largest and newest casino, Maryland Live — and at the expense of the state's oldest.
Last month, Maryland Live took in $35.9 million, or a...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:06 PM
With just two days left until polls open on Election Day, all sides of Maryland's fiercely contested ballot questions are turning to their final task: getting their supporters into the voting booth.
To accomplish that goal, the campaigns have recruited...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:30 PM
When 2 a.m. came Friday, the sound of coins hitting metal — electronically replicated, of course, since the slot machines pay out with a printed ticket — continued at Maryland Live casino. About 1,000 people stayed where they were, plugging...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Four years ago, we endorsed the constitutional amendment that legalized slot machine gambling in Maryland, and we still support it. We think it would be wise for Maryland to eventually expand its gambling program to include table games like blackjack...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:50 PM
A strange quirk of Maryland's governance is the degree to which the state legislature needs to act on certain laws that really should be the sovereign responsibility of the counties.
For example, thanks to the latest version of what has become the annual...