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Casino proponents in Maryland rejoiced when November's referendum passed, saying it would keep gambling money in state. And though bus tours to Atlantic City have seen a decline since Maryland Live! and other casinos opened, some gamblers say it doesn't matter how many casinos Maryland builds or how many table games it adds -- trips to Atlantic City are less about the bets and more about the escape.
Campaign finance reports show more than $93 million was raised in the campaign to expand gambling in Maryland, a record amount.
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.