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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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Eagle Scouts fly high, study says

What do Edward Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, John C. Inglis, deputy director of the National Security Agency, and Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery, have in common? They’re all Eagle Scouts – and your boss might ...

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Md. Lottery: Don’t throw that winning ticket away

Maryland Lottery officials want to dispel rumors that the state’s Mega Millions jackpot has already been claimed and warn the winner to keep the ticket safe. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Lottery Director Stephen Martino didn’t address reports of ...

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Casino revenue drops 15 percent in August

Revenue at the two Maryland casinos dropped to $13.1 million in August, a 15 percent decline after the state’s gaming industry posted its best-ever month in July. Hurricane Irene forced Casino at Ocean Downs to close for two days, but ...

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Maryland Lottery eyeing Internet sales to boost revenues

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Lottery officials are eyeing online ticket sales to bolster revenues and keep the state’s games competitive with other jurisdictions readying themselves for a jump to the Internet. “It is something that we are looking at, just like ...

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Martino optimistic casinos’ performance will improve

In their first few months of operation, revenues at slots casinos in Perryville and Berlin have fallen short of projections, but Maryland State Lottery Director Stephen Martino said that there are reasons, including the fact that the projections might not ...

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Casinos to work with legislators to fix issues

The operators of Maryland’s first casino said Wednesday they will be working with legislators in Annapolis to fix problems that they say have depressed revenue. General Manager Himbert Sinopoli told the State Lottery Agency of the challenges facing Hollywood Casino ...

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