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  • The false promise of a gambling expansion

    The false promise of a gambling expansion
    Backers of a new casino inPrince George's Countyhave been emboldened by a report from the Department of Legislative Services that estimates such a facility and the addition of table games statewide could add as much as $161 million a year to the state's...
  • Too late for slots

    At least figuratively speaking, it's had more return engagements in Annapolis than Tom Jones or Wayne Newton have had in Las Vegas. Its chances of survival are probably about as good as hitting the same number on a roulette wheel five times in a row....
  • State poised to cut Rocky Gap losses

    State poised to cut Rocky Gap losses
    After sinking millions of dollars into the dream of a world-class tourist destination in the mountains of Western Maryland, the state is poised to cut its losses and turn the Rocky Gap hotel and conference center over to a private company that plans to...
  • Gambling work group makes decisions behind closed doors

    Members of a state work group on expanding gambling met behind closed doors for about four hours Monday, agreeing to recommend that Maryland allow table games at its casinos and keep its current cap of 15,000 slot machines statewide, according to...
  • Not-quite-casinos to stay open in Arundel, Calvert

    Not-quite-casinos to stay open in Arundel, Calvert
    CHESAPEAKE BEACH — Doug Raines likes to travel by boat to his favorite gambling spot. He ties up at a marina outside Abner's Crab House and finds a seat in the "game room," where he pumps cash into one of the establishment's 100 slotlike machines....
  • Franchot opposes special session, OKs Rocky Gap deal

    Comptroller Peter Franchot used the occasion Wednesday of his first vote on the Board of Public Works in favor of a casino deal to denounce Gov. Martin O'Malley's tentative plan to call a special session of the General Assembly to approve an expansion...
  • Gambling panel fails to reach consensus

    A state panel considering whether to expand gambling in Maryland failed to reach a consensus Wednesday, likely ending the possibility of a special General Assembly session on the issue this summer. The panel unanimously recommended a series of sweeping...
  • Work Group: No consensus for special session on Prince George's casino

    It's unlikely, but not out of the question, a special session will be called this summer to pass legislation authorizing a sixth casino in Prince George's County and sending the issue to voters in November. The state Work Group to Consider Gaming...
  • Arundel Mills slots parlor installs first set of machines

    Arundel Mills slots parlor installs first set of machines
    Four trucks laden with 100 slot machines arrived early Wednesday morning at the nearly completed casino at Arundel Mills mall. For the next two hours, workers wheeled banks of the gleaming new machines, one by one, inside on hand trucks. Installation...
  • Caesars group wants high-end casino in Baltimore

    Caesars group wants high-end casino in Baltimore
    The head of Caesars Entertainment Corp. promised Monday to bring a "world-class" Harrah's casino to Baltimore that would be marketed heavily to 43 million gamblers in the company's rewards program if his group is given the go-ahead by Maryland's slots...
  • Mayor backs casino bill as debate moves to House of Delegates

    A measure that would pave the way for a casino in Prince George's County picked up support Friday from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, even as some city lawmakers raised concerns that it would take money away from the gambling venue planned near...
  • The digital lottery ticket

    The digital lottery ticket
    One can scarcely blame officials at the Maryland State Lottery Agency for showing interest in the potential revenue that could be generated by selling their traditional products online. Agency employees are paid to look for ways to maximize lottery...