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O’Malley: Progress made toward gambling consensus

ANNAPOLIS — A months-long argument among the state’s most powerful elected officials over whether to expand gambling in Maryland is creeping toward its conclusion, with Gov. Martin O’Malley and the presiding officers of the General Assembly apparently close to an ...

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Gambling coalition taking its campaign directly to lawmakers

A special session of the General Assembly won’t happen this week, and many legislators are cool toward convening at all this summer. But lobbying efforts for and against the casino-focused session are still heating up. A coalition of Washington, D.C.-area ...

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Poll suggests gambling support in Baltimore, Prince George’s

Poll data released Thursday suggests solid support for expanding gambling among Baltimore and Prince George’s County residents, two groups that have been targeted by casino advocates in a series of radio and television ads. The poll, commissioned by National Harbor ...

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Maryland Live lifts state’s June casino revenue to record $40.8M

The opening of Maryland’s largest casino accounted for the lion’s share of a record month for the state’s fledgling and embattled gambling program. But June’s revenues — which jumped to $40.8 million from $14.55 million in May, a 180 percent ...

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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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Franchot: State needs to ‘grow up’ on gambling issue

Count State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot as a state official pleased by the work group considering expanded gambling’s failure to reach consensus prior to its final meeting Wednesday. Franchot opened the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday by saying that ...

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