| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There was a strong case to be made against Question 7, Maryland's referendum on expanded gambling, and we made it. Although it may make sense for Maryland to adopt table games, and eventually even to allow a sixth casino in Prince George's County, the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The license holder for the planned Baltimore casino and the developer of National Harbor have stepped up their spending on their ad blitz in favor of expanded gambling, raising the stakes by about $3 million.
The new infusion brings the total outlay on...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:45 PM
The Washington Redskins football team endorsed a yes vote in the ultra-expensive gambling expansion referendum heading for the Maryland ballot this fall, contending the measure will bring thousands of jobs to Prince George's County.
The NFL team, which...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley unleashed a withering tirade against Penn National Gaming over its ads in the state's referendum over expanded gambling in Maryland, accusing the company of using "false and baseless" arguments to protect its West Virginia casino.
| Oct 6, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley says the television ads opposing his casino gambling expansion law are "a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey." In a very narrow sense, he has a point. But when it comes to the claims and counter-claims about Question 7 on Maryland'...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other.
The barrage of ads urging...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:11 AM
A new round of spending by Penn National Gaming and MGM Resorts International has pushed the ad war in the referendum over expanded gambling into record territory -- eclipsing the $34 million raised for the 2006 governor's race with four weeks to go...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:28 PM
A new round of spending by Penn National Gaming and MGM Resorts International has pushed the ad war in the referendum over expanded gambling into record territory, eclipsing the $34 million raised for the 2006 governor's race.
In a filing posted...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:25 PM
A new 30-second television spot against expanded gambling in Maryland — funded by West Virginia casino owner Penn National Gaming — makes its point by challenging an earlier ad by the other side.
What the ad says: The spot, called "Empty Lot,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:52 AM
MGM Resorts International has kicked in another $3 million for its effort to win passage of Maryland's gambling expansion referendum as the money meter in this duel of the casinos shot past $40 million.
With MGM's newest contribution, posted at the State...