Penn National Gaming
Maryland officials say the two losing bidders for a casino license near the nation’s capital have agreed not to oppose a commission’s decision to grant the license to MGM Resorts International.
The owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in western Maryland said Thursday that the company hopes to have a casino open in late May and new meeting space completed by late fall.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland’s largest casino hasn’t been open a month yet, but it generated more than twice as much as the state’s other two casinos combined in June.
The Maryland Lottery says the state’s two casinos generated more than $14.5 million in revenue in May.
Casinos are not like Starbucks stores: you really can’t have one on every corner.
Owners of the long-troubled Rosecroft Raceway say slots or other casino-style gambling are essential to their business plan for the horse racing track to survive.
Perryville town commissioners have approved a 175-foot sign at the Hollywood Casino.