Two companies vying for a state permit to bring up to 1,000 slot machines to a struggling resort inside Rocky Gap State Park used Willie Nelson and a water park Tuesday to try to sway the commission that will select the licensee next year.
The deadline has arrived for developers to submit bids to operate casinos in Baltimore and in western Maryland.
A state commission voted Monday to approve a request for proposals to develop a slot machine casino in western Maryland at Rocky Gap State Park, a site that has had more trouble attracting a developer than four other possible casino locations in the long, recession-battered effort to expand gambling in the state.
Some western Maryland lawmakers have high hopes for the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort now that the state is offering better terms to prospective slot-machine operators.
The Maryland Senate has approved a measure to help entice a bidder to put slot machines at the Rocky Gap Resort in western Maryland.
Police are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a married couple in their rural home near Cumberland.
The head of a law firm representing bondholders at Rocky Gap Lodge says a lower tax rate on slot machine proceeds is needed to spark greater interest in attracting a bidder.
Maryland’s slot machine commission decided Tuesday to recommend legislative changes to make a site in western Maryland more attractive to potential bidders.