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Cordish ready to take on Vegas, Atlantic City

As Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” played over the sound system at Maryland Live Casino, David S. Cordish strode front and center — an attractive 20-something woman on each arm and four more in tow — to tout the newfound national might of his gambling emporium.

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Baltimore County opposition group says more than 86,000 signatures collected

A group opposing two recent zoning decisions in Baltimore County said it has turned in more than 86,000 signatures in an effort to place the zoning maps before county voters in a referendum in November 2014.

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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 delegate supporting expanded gambling

ANNAPOLIS — Fissures may be developing in the previously united Baltimore delegation to the House of Delegates, whose chairman said last month that city lawmakers would stand together to oppose expanded gambling unless Baltimore receives a legislative goody bag. Del. ...

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Maryland Live owner warns state leaders of ‘oversaturation’

While officials representing potential National Harbor casino developer MGM Resorts International Inc. wore smiles behind Gov. Martin O’Malley as he announced a special legislative session on gambling, the operator of Maryland’s largest casino fumed.

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Eye Opener: Gambling meeting Wednesday afternoon

House of Delegates leadership will meet Wednesday afternoon in Annapolis to discuss an expansion of Maryland's casino gambling program. Casino developers have jumped back into the debate this week, as Maryland Live developer David S. Cordish met with House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, for two hours Tuesday. ...

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Pro-casino radio campaign continues

As General Assembly leadership inches toward what may be (finally) a final resolution to this year’s seemingly never-ending gambling expansion debate, the pro-gambling interest groups fighting the war through advertising debuted a new radio spot Wednesday morning. “There’s no more ...

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Construction unions continue aggressive campaign for P.G. casino

ANNAPOLIS — Labor union leaders criticized the stalled gambling negotiations among state lawmakers Monday, saying the snarled debate was preventing the largest construction project for union jobs in the country. The claim, made as about 20 members of the Washington ...

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Prince George’s casino would compete with Arundel Mills, Baker says

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said a billion-dollar casino at sprawling National Harbor would take some business away from the Maryland Live! facility at Arundel Mills mall but would “complement” a downtown Baltimore casino. Baker made the ...

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Cordish $600M defamation suit now in federal court

The Cordish Cos.’ defamation lawsuit against the majority owner of Indianapolis Downs LLC has been moved to U.S. District Court, District of Maryland. The $600 million suit, which claims that the Maryland Jockey Club and Indianapolis Downs conspired to prevent ...

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