After years of effort, Baltimore City is finally getting a slots casino. The commission in charge of awarding licenses has approved the bid by Caesar’s Entertainment to run more than 3,700 slot machines.
In a little more than a month, the state’s largest slots parlor will be open for business in Anne Arundel County.
The Allegany County Commissioners and a casino developer have struck a deal removing a hurdle to slot-machine gambling at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort.
Lawmakers have adjourned after failing to approve a bill to expand gambling to include table games, although the measure could be considered if a special session is called by the governor.
Maryland is paying more than double for each slot machine that officials acquired to fill the state’s first three casinos.
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.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III says he is open to adding slot-machine gambling in the county as a way to help generate funding for new projects.
One of the bidders for a western Maryland slot-machine license says another bidder contacted him about making a deal to eliminate their competition.
The Prince George’s County Council has tabled a measure to ban slot machine gambling in the county.
Big money and a big name. That combination might just bring slots to downtown Baltimore.
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 Frederick County Commissioners are considering asking the Maryland General Assembly to allow slot machines operated by local nonprofit clubs.