Sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday.
Gambling interests are high up on a list for spending on lobbyists in Maryland this year.
A casino operator that lobbied against expanded gambling in Maryland is now considering a bid to operate a new casino in Prince George’s County.
Maryland’s economy is expected to get a major boost with the news that casinos will be allowed to stay open 24 hours a day.
Campaign finance reports show more than $93 million was raised in the campaign to expand gambling in Maryland, a record amount.
The chairman of the Cordish Cos. says he’s considering building a hotel with conference facilities next to the Maryland Live! casino in Anne Arundel County.
Maryland voters have spoken! There will be expanded gambling in Maryland, including a new casino in Baltimore. Now Caesars Entertainment is talking about its plans.
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.
The onslaught of ads over gambling expansion has been like no other in a Maryland political year, subjecting residents to rapid-fire television spots for and against Question 7. The barrage began long before ads for other ballot questions this year and has remained frenetic.
If you’ve watched any television the last few weeks, you’ve seen them: a barrage of campaign ads.
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.
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.