Get ready for blackjack, poker and other table games. Two months after Maryland voters approved expanded gambling, casinos are gearing up for a big change.
A Maryland judge has rejected a lawsuit seeking to overturn gambling expansion in Maryland.
Campaign finance reports show more than $93 million was raised in the campaign to expand gambling in Maryland, a record amount.
More casinos and more gaming are coming to Maryland. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Question 7 voter referendum passed by a narrow margin.
In Maryland, several key ballot issues drew voters to the polls in high numbers. One of the most hotly contested was expanded gambling, which pulled out a victory early Wednesday morning.
Maryland voters could become the first in the nation to decide by popular vote to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges, provided the students have attended a state high school for three years and can show they have filed state income tax returns during that time.
The battle over Question 7 is intensifying ahead of Election Night. The controversial issue would expand gambling to table games and increase the number of slot machines here in Maryland.
The CEO of MGM Resorts International said Friday that if Maryland voters agree Tuesday to expand legalized gambling, his company would build a luxurious and architecturally unimposing casino and hotel near the nation’s capital, not a blocky neon-lit behemoth.
With two weeks to go until Election Day, supporters of Maryland’s expanded gambling bill are getting some high-profile help. In an ad to be released Tuesday, a Ravens legend urges voters to pass the expansion–or else!
Time is ticking on the upcoming election and the clock is running out to sway voters on expanding gambling in Maryland.
The slot machines at Newport Grand chirp just like the ones in Vegas. The winners exult and the losers shrug just as they do in Atlantic City. But ask for the blackjack tables and you’ll be directed to a video game screen with a smiling, virtual dealer. The nearest table action is 50 miles away in Connecticut.
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says Penn National Gaming Inc. should “butt out” and stop spending millions to defeat gambling expansion in Maryland.
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