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Aug 23, 2012

2 groups file Baltimore casino license appeals

With the slots tax at a future Baltimore casino set to be cut and legalization of table games soon to be decided by Maryland voters, two groups want a crack at the already-awarded city casino license.

Sep 22, 2011

Canadian firm won’t make second bid for Baltimore casino

Baltimore City Entertainment Group, the casino company led by Canadian homebuilder Michael Moldenhauer will not make a second bid for the Baltimore city casino license, the company announced Thursday. But, state officials hope there is more interest when the window for developers to submit proposals for the Baltimore and Western Maryland casinos closes Friday afternoon […]

Sep 11, 2011

Casino changes upset minority groups

A collection of minority groups is protesting changes the state made to requirements for casino developers eyeing the gaming license up for grabs in Baltimore. Last month, the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission stripped explicit minority business enterprise benchmarks from the request for casino proposals. Instead, the state will work with developers to set goals […]

Aug 17, 2011

State slots commission eases MBE rules

ANNAPOLIS — The state slots commission eased minority business participation goals for would-be casino developers in Baltimore and Western Maryland on Wednesday. The amendments approved by the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission remove specific minority, or MBE, benchmark figures from bid documents. The state will set “individualized goals” for each project. “They are always subject[...]

Jul 20, 2011

Baltimore casino bid deadline extended two months

ANNAPOLIS — Bids for the Baltimore City casino license will be due two months later than planned in order to give the state has more time to review questions raised about the project and a federal reverse discrimination lawsuit filed to disrupt it. Wednesday’s decision by the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission will require would-be […]

Jul 5, 2011

Baltimore City Entertainment Group files federal lawsuit

Baltimore City Entertainment Group asked a federal court Tuesday to intervene in its long-running legal battle to derail the state’s second attempt at finding a developer to build a slots parlor in Baltimore. BCEG’s suit, filed in the U.S. District Court, seeks an injunction to stop the bidding process for the city slots license and […]

Jun 3, 2011

Baltimore judge upholds state’s decision on city casino site bid

A would-be casino developer spurned by the state said he is planning to file an appeal of a Baltimore judge’s ruling upholding the state’s rejection of his proposal to build a slots parlor in the city. Donald C. Fry, chairman of the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, which awards gaming licenses, hailed the ruling Friday […]

Apr 26, 2011

Original bidder for Baltimore casino license plans more legal action

ANNAPOLIS — The state is seeking a new developer to build a casino in downtown Baltimore, but the process, already ensnared in a legal challenge, could be pulled back into court as soon as Wednesday. Baltimore City Entertainment Group said Tuesday it would request a restraining order and injunction Wednesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court […]

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