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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.
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.
While most Maryland residents support gay marriage, they are sharply divided over casino expansion according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.
They're off to the races and the stakes are higher than ever as resorts and casinos contribute millions to fight or support a ballot question that would expand gambling in Maryland. The casino fight is on pace to match or top the historic 2006 gubernatorial race.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says if voters reject gambling in Prince George's County when they vote on the measure in November, he won't seek to re-introduce the gaming legislation while he's governor.
Veterans organizations in Maryland can apply next week for a license to have up to five instant lottery pull tab machines at their facilities to help raise money for veterans, but it is expected to take months before the machines will be playable because regulations still need to be adopted.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $5 million grant to create a problem gambling center.
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MGM Resorts International has spent about $8.4 million for advertising to support an expansion of gambling.
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