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Tag Archives: Maryland State Lottery Agency

Some gambling group ideas piqued lottery director’s interest

Stephen L. Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery Agency, says his job is to implement gambling policy as he’s instructed to do so by the governor, General Assembly and voters. But a few ideas left on the table when ...

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Slots money takes long and winding road to operators

Slip a $5 bill into a Maryland slot machine, push a button and watch the machine blink its multicolored lights and hum an electronic tune. Once all the machinations are finished and the last penny is gone — assuming Lady ...

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Arundel Mills casino authorized to open Wednesday

Following a battery of tests Saturday, the Maryland State Lottery Agency authorized the Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills mall to open as planned Wednesday at 10 p.m. The agency announced Monday afternoon that lottery Director Stephen L. Martino signed ...

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Audit focuses on Maryland Lottery’s information systems

ANNAPOLIS — A state audit made public on Wednesday cited shortcomings in how the Maryland State Lottery Agency has monitored aspects of the state’s slot machine gambling program. The agency has responded that it has addressed the concerns. Auditors found ...

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Cordish: Maryland Live! won’t hurt Hollywood Casino for long

A few items didn’t make it into today’s story about what developer David Cordish called an oversaturated casino market in Maryland. Stephen L. Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery Agency, said casino business is already starting to overlap. When Maryland ...

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New casino may change the odds for other Maryland sites

David Cordish is quick to tell you that, when it opens on June 6, his Maryland Live! casino in Hanover will have more slot machines than any casino in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. With 3,250 machines, it will be ...

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Maryland Live! may hurt Hollywood Casino’s take

When the Maryland Live! casino opens at Arundel Mills mall on June 6, the state’s biggest gambling facility will be on line. But that facility is likely to take a big chunk out of Hollywood Casino‘s business in Perryville. Stephen ...

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Baltimore slots still on pace for June commission decision

After awarding the license for a slots casino at Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Allegany County, slots commission Chairman Donald C. Fry said Baltimore’s may not be far behind. Fry, also president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said ...

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