Just as was the case 25 years ago, when the Maryland General Assembly session drew to a close this week, no legal gambling options were open to fraternal organizations in Harford County. Now, as it has been for more than a quarter of a century, this is an unfortunate problem for local community organizations that have the potential to benefit from local gambling in local fraternal houses.
As part of the annual Howard County Housing Fair, held this year at Wilde Lake High School, Howard County Housing drew one lottery winner from pre-registered applicants looking for a chance on a Howard Square three-bedroom, three bath garage townhome.
Buddy Roogow, the longtime Maryland Lottery director who left to run the DC Lottery in 2009, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday after suffering an aneurysm, the Washington agency announced. He was 65.
The general debate about charter schools typically hews to the familiar contours of a "city-wide lottery charter school vs. a traditional neighborhood school" dichotomy. Yet there is a third, rarely mentioned, and highly praised, choice: conversion charter schools. They're neighborhood schools that have converted to charters.
After months of setting revenue records, Maryland casinos generated $84.9 million in January, marking the second month in a row the figure declined from the previous month, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Thursday.
A decision on whether Maryland Live Casino and Horseshoe Baltimore Casino can eliminate some slot machines and add more table games has been postponed until lawmakers can review the potential impact on state revenues.
Ravens fans in their purple team jerseys mingled, drank beer, played cornhole, listened to music and gazed at a large, outdoor TV. But there was something different about this tailgate scene. It was held not in a parking lot, but in an outdoor plaza of the new Horseshoe casino, which — like other Caesars properties in Cleveland, New Orleans and Cincinnati — is near enough to an NFL stadium for the casino to wage an aggressive marketing campaign seeking to become part of fans'
Dystopian novelists — from Orwell to Bradbury to Collins — consistently sound intellectual alarm bells about the future of our democracy unless policies and practices change. A lottery for housing for poor people should do exactly the same. Rather than making it the stuff of popular culture, let's work toward the development of a true comprehensive housing policy — one based on actual human need and not blind luck.
A lucky patron of Holiday Food Mart on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore won a $1 million Powerball ticket after matching all five balls on Wednesday night's drawing, Maryland lottery officials said.
Problem gamblers would no longer be permitted to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life, under a change being considered to a state program designed to protect hundreds of gamblers from themselves.
Baltimore's long and at times fraught efforts to bring gambling to the city finally succeed with the Horseshoe Casino opening on Tuesday. Observers will watch how it does in an increasingly saturated casino marketplace.
Maryland Lottery sales dropped again for a second year in a row as they compete with the state's casinos for the gambler's dollar, the state agency reported Monday. The drop of 1.7 percent for the fiscal year ending on June 30 follows a drop of 2.2 percent the prior year, which was the first time in 15 years that sales had not grown.