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O’Malley names seven to Gaming Control Commission

Seven people have been appointed to the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday, including the chairman of a work group that failed to reach consensus on gambling legislation last summer.

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Dueling studies released on proposed gambling expansion

Up to $1.6 billion in Maryland money has been spent at a West Virginia casino in the last decade, according to a study paid for by proponents of expanding gambling in the Free State, making it vital that voters approve table games and a sixth casino.

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No special meeting for gaming panel; Cordish-Penn National deal likely not imminent

The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission will not hold a special meeting this week, suggesting that a potential deal between a pair of casino operators is not imminent.

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O’Malley: Slot foes’ ads ‘a bunch of West Va. hooey’

Calling ads opposing Maryland’s expanded gambling referendum “a bunch of West Virginia hooey,” Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday slammed Penn National Gaming Inc. and its CEO, Peter M. Carlino, saying that the Pennsylvania-based gambling company is deliberately lying to protect its business interests.

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Lottery commission discusses potential casino deal in closed session

The Maryland State Lottery Commission discussed a potential transaction involving two state casino operators in the closed portion of its monthly public meeting Thursday.

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Gambling firms have spent $19.4M on referendum ads

Companies interested in the future of Maryland casino have combined to spend $19.4 million to influence the November voter referendum that will decide the industry’s fate, more than double the amount spent on the referendum that started the state’s casino program four years ago.

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Baltimore casino design rejected by architectural panel

The city’s design review panel has rejected renderings for a 3,750-slot machine casino in Southwest Baltimore, saying the proposed entryways were not fully developed and a huge parking garage that would hold 4,000 vehicles resembled “a prison.”

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