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Eliot Spitzer

Hogan names Maryland lottery and gaming director

Hogan names Maryland lottery and gaming director

Gov. Larry Hogan named former New York State Lottery chief Gordon Medenica to head the Maryland agency overseeing the state's casinos and lottery system. Medenica, whose appointment as director of the state Lottery and Gaming Control Agency requires state Senate confirmation, will succeed Stephen Martino, the previous director, who resigned in March. In the interim, the agency has been led by Gina M. Smith. Medenica takes over an agency that is managing the rapid expansion of casino gambling in the state, including the planned opening of a sixth casino, MGM National Harbor, scheduled for the second half of 2016. He'll also be responsible for sustaining interest in the...