Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden star in the latest-pro gambling ad paid for by a group urging voters to support Question 7 on Election Day.
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.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Penn National will more than double the $18 million it has already committed to defeating Question Seven, which would allow a casino in Prince George's County and table games at every Maryland casino.
Maryland county executives are picking sides on the state's upcoming casino referendum, but the sides are hardly surprising.
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.
Hotels love ’em. Gas station operators are big fans of the extra customers at the pump. But West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania casinos, which I describe in today’s story about table games as “islands of gaming,” don’t have much of a direct impact on other surrounding businesses. At the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, […]