Massive amounts of money are being poured into the casino controversy. Expanded gambling is now the most expensive political battle ever waged in the state of Maryland.
Governor Martin O’Malley is stepping into the expanded gambling campaign to challenge the ads that urge voters to defeat the referendum.
Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday fired back against television advertisements opposing the state’s proposed gambling expansion, contending the casino company behind them is simply trying to protect its large operation in West Virginia from losing Maryland gamblers.
Players in the campaign to pass or fail expanded gambling in Maryland are stepping up their game.
Maryland’s ballot question on expanded gambling is the most expensive campaign in state.
Lots of money is being spent to influence Maryland voters for and against a new casino at National Harbor.
Maryland’s secretary of state has certified ballot language for seven statewide questions voters will decide in November.
A Maryland lawmaker says he will be proposing a change to a gambling measure to create a House and Senate oversight panel.
A major victory for supporters of expanded gambling after months of delays and some stiff opposition. On Friday night, the state Senate approves a bill to add table games and another casino.
One hurdle is cleared in the governor’s push to expand gambling across the state. But some lawmakers and casino operators are pushing back against the controversial bill.
The president of the Maryland Senate is planning a quick start for next week’s special session to expand gambling.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley says a draft of legislation to expand gambling in Maryland will not be available this week.