State lawmakers from Frederick County are asking citizens to speak out about the possibility of slot machines coming to their area.
State officials say five bids have been received for casinos in Baltimore and the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort.
The deadline has arrived for developers to submit bids to operate casinos in Baltimore and in western Maryland.
The Board of Public Works has approved upgrading the water treatment plant at Rocky Gap State Park supplies drinking water to the lodge.
Maryland’s slot machine commission has approved some changes in plans for developing a casino in Baltimore and one in western Maryland.
Baltimore officials are trying to entice potential developers of a city casino by offering additional cash and assurances.
The Maryland Lottery says the state’s two casinos generated more than $15.5 million in July, up about $3 million from the previous month.
A Canadian developer whose bid to build a slots casino in Baltimore was rejected is suing the state’s gambling commission.
The Maryland Racing Commission said this week it will create rules for how it’s going to split up money from the state’s casinos that is ticketed for Maryland’s two harness racetracks.
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.
A slots pay-off presents a challenge for city planners. The city must decide what to do with its $2 million share of state slots proceeds.
Thanks heavily to intervention by Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Maryland legislature, the Preakness will remain a fixture at Old Hilltop for years to come. The financially strapped horse racing industry, which was in danger of collapsing from lack of interest, will be subsidized over the next three years by money made from state slot machines, according to legislation signed by the governor Thursday.