The state’s two largest casinos have been granted permission to switch out some slots for table games.
It’s a disappointing end to the year for Maryland’s casinos. With revenues down, the portion that goes to local communities has also shrunk.
Maryland’s five casinos raked in more than $86 million last month, but that figure is down by 3 percent from the same month last year.
The agency that oversees Maryland’s casinos is considering eliminating a program that allows gambling addicts to sign up for a lifetime ban from casinos.
Maryland casinos are celebrating a record-breaking month, thanks to a boost in business from Baltimore’s new casino.
Maryland officials say the state’s four casinos brought in more than $72 million in revenue last month.
For years before slots were approved at Ocean Downs, Ocean City business owners spoke out against the establishment of a casino so close to their resort town.
A Maryland audit on minority business participation at casinos has found that data is incomplete.
Maryland casinos bring in the dough. Gamblers generated $65 million in September, $19 million more than September a year ago.
More than two dozen instances of underage gambling at Maryland casinos will cost casino operators tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
Playing the lottery pours millions into the state coffers–about $830 million this year alone. But it’s not all good news. As competition from casinos grows, lottery revenues are down.
The flashy jangle of slot machines is a far cry from the stillness of Rocky Gap State Park in western Maryland, but state and local leaders are betting that this week’s planned casino opening will transform a struggling lakeside lodge into the economic engine its planners envisioned 15 years ago.