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More than $93M raised in gambling campaign

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 3:32pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Campaign finance reports show more than $93 million was raised in the campaign to expand gambling in Maryland, a record amount.

The Washington Post ( http://wapo.st/V0OCQB) reported Wednesday that campaign finance records show a handful of Washington's biggest media buying firms and Maryland political consultants benefited handsomely from the fight over the ballot question to allow table games like blackjack and a casino in Prince George's County.

The reports show about $90.5 million was spent. Nearly $3 million went unspent.

MGM Resorts, which plans to build a casino at National Harbor, contributed about $40 million of the $46 million its committee raised for advertising in favor of the question, which passed.

Penn National Gaming reported spending about $42 million of the $44 million Penn contributed in opposition.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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