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Gordon Medenica

Jan 21, 2021

Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

The latest jackpot-winning Powerball ticket, worth $731.1 million, was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove.

Jan 18, 2019

Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting

Maryland lawmakers are exploring a faster way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020.

Feb 21, 2017

Senate panel approves appointee to head Maryland lottery

ANNAPOLIS — A Senate panel voted Monday to send the appointment of Maryland’s acting lottery director to the full Senate for a confirmation vote — more than 21 months after Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him to the job. The Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted in favor of Gordon Medenica’s appointment Monday. “Under his stewardship, the […]

Feb 20, 2017

Conway to ‘say her piece’ on Medenica confirmation

The chairwoman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee said Monday night that she plans speak out against Gov. Larry Hogan's pick to head the state lottery agency.

Jan 30, 2017

Medenica nomination held for ‘further investigation’

Gov. Larry Hogan's pick to run the state lottery commission will have to wait a bit longer for confirmation by the state Senate.

Mar 29, 2016

Medenica won’t get confirmation hearing or vote

Maryland Lottery head put on trial run and could get a hearing in early 2017.

Nov 19, 2015

Md. gaming director adds positions, shuffles chairs

Six months after being named the director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, Gordon Medenica announced Thursday he is expanding his senior management team. The two newly created positions — chief operating officer and chief marketing officer — are part of a number of personnel changes Medenica said will more closely align the […]

Oct 7, 2015

Md. gaming director calls fantasy sports betting ‘a powder keg’

State officials including the head of the state lottery and gaming agency are casting a critical eye at the world of online fantasy football gaming.

Aug 11, 2015

Lottery eyes new game with lifetime jackpot

State Lottery Director Gordon Medenica said Monday that the agency is considering joining one of two multi-state consortium games that would pay winners a top prize of $1,000 per day for life.

May 5, 2015

Medenica tapped to lead Md. lottery and gaming agency

Gordon Medenica has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to head the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

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