Get ready for blackjack, poker and other table games. Two months after Maryland voters approved expanded gambling, casinos are gearing up for a big change.
A Maryland judge has rejected a lawsuit seeking to overturn gambling expansion in Maryland.
Voting machines have barely cooled down, and now table games are heating up. Following voter approval, the first roll out of games like blackjack and roulette were announced at the Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills. The casino now needs to find hundreds of new workers.
In Maryland, several key ballot issues drew voters to the polls in high numbers. One of the most hotly contested was expanded gambling, which pulled out a victory early Wednesday morning.
With two weeks to go until Election Day, supporters of Maryland’s expanded gambling bill are getting some high-profile help. In an ad to be released Tuesday, a Ravens legend urges voters to pass the expansion–or else!
Time is ticking on the upcoming election and the clock is running out to sway voters on expanding gambling in Maryland.
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.
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.
The president of the Maryland Senate is planning a quick start for next week’s special session to expand gambling.
The owner of Maryland’s largest casino has met with House Speaker Michael Busch to discuss the potential expansion of gambling in the state.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley says a draft of legislation to expand gambling in Maryland will not be available this week.
The push to round up votes to hold a special session for gambling expansion is shifting to Baltimore.