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Maryland will take the next step towards opening a casino in Prince George's County this week when the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission releases a request for detailed plans from all companies hoping to win the license.
Gaming officials say Maryland's three casinos generated more than $45 million in revenue in December.
For months, voters were bombarded by campaign ads for everything from the presidential and congressional races, to local ballot questions. In the end, outside groups spent enough on ads to buy each voter a nice dinner.
Following the approval of Question 7 in Maryland that allows an $800 million luxury casino to likely be built at National Harbor, District officials and business have been wondering if they needed to start pursuing a casino of their own.
Caesars Entertainment Corp., which plans to build a voter-approved casino in Baltimore, releases hiring and construction plans.
Officials from MGM Resorts are describing the casino they'd like to build at Maryland's National Harbor if voters approve an expansion of gambling.
Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry announced plans on Wednesday to launch a new committee supporting the passage next month of Maryland's expanded gambling plan.
A study issued Wednesday says an expansion of casino gambling in Maryland will not produce the kind of revenue supporters say it will.