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  • For Md. slots, another unexpected twist

    For Md. slots, another unexpected twist
    Three years after the voters authorized an expansion of state-sponsored gambling, Maryland finally got what the system was designed to produce: a competition between developers over who would provide the best deal for taxpayers in exchange for a...
  • Orioles owner Angelos bids to buy Rosecroft, put slots there

    Orioles owner Angelos bids to buy Rosecroft, put slots there
    Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is bidding to buy a bankrupt horse-racing track in Prince George's County and resurrecting a push to allow slot machines there. Angelos' proposal came as Maryland's second slots casino opened Tuesday at the...
  • Maryland gambling: A night at Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs

    Maryland gambling: A night at Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs
    On a recent Friday night, Hollywood Casino in Perryville whooped, shrieked and fluttered with the shrill din of thousands of slot machines at full blast. Crowds flitted from shiny penny slots to $1 machines, hoping to hit it big, or simply spend a night...
  • Analysts say there's room in Maryland market for another casino

    Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday. The combined...
  • Exterior construction completed at Arundel Mills casino

    Developers celebrated the completion of major construction at the $500 million Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday morning, urging the public to save their money for gambling. To mark the end of the construction phase of the 4,750-...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 expansion: Maryland's $223 million question

    Gambling expansion: Maryland's $223 million question
    On Monday, Gov.Martin O'Malleybegins a series of make-or-break meetings with local officials and legislative leaders to decide whether he can muster the support necessary to call a special legislative session this month to consider expanding Maryland's...
  • 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...