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  • Rosecroft to open for simulcast Aug. 25

    Rosecroft Raceway, which had been shuttered since last year, will re-open for simulcast races on Thursday. Under a new ownership, the Prince George's County harness track will open seven days a week to accept bets on harness and quarterhorse races from...
  • Cellini's path to power and wealth

    Cellini and politicians William Cellini was a boy wonder of sorts who was elected Springfield's commissioner of streets and public improvements at age 28. He was appointed to Gov. Richard Ogilvie's cabinet by showing a strong ability to be flexible in...
  • Prince George's bill would ban slots

    A Prince George's County Council member, hoping to keep slots out of the county, introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the gambling devices. The proposal comes just weeks after Rosecroft Raceway was reopened by its new owner, Penn National Gaming,...
  • Perryville to consider 175-foot sign for casino

    When Maryland's first slots casino opened a year ago, it faced some tough odds. Even with a strategic location just off Interstate 95, motorists who didn't know it was there were unlikely to discover it. Hollywood Casino Perryville, located in the...
  • Penn National reports the obvious: Slots make money

    Penn National reports the obvious: Slots make money
    It's difficult to know whether to be more insulted or admiring of Penn National Gaming's latest effort to milk the residents of Maryland (and perhaps some surrounding states) for all they are worth. For sheer chutzpah, it's hard to beat a company that...
  • Md. horsemen again at odds over schedule

    It's deja vu for Maryland's thoroughbred racing industry. Less than three months before the 2012 season, the Maryland Jockey Club and the horsemen are at odds again and have yet to agree on the number of live racing days for next year. "We're staring at...
  • Racing stumbles down the stretch

    Racing stumbles down the stretch
    The man who came to town nearly a decade ago promising to be the horse racing industry's salvation has lately become its frustrating nemesis. Franck Stronach, a Canadian billionaire and racing enthusiast who has exerted an erratic will since buying the...
  • Prince George's Co. lawmakers to vote on slots-ban bill

    In 2007, when the Maryland General Assembly was considering five locations for slot machines, the Rev. Jonathan L. Weaver sought to keep casinos out of Prince George's County. Weaver — who leads the Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal...
  • Will the promise of Baltimore slots be fulfilled this time?

    Will the promise of Baltimore slots be fulfilled this time?
    If we've learned anything so far in the effort to bring slot machine gambling to Maryland — and especially to downtown Baltimore — it's not to get too excited by early promises and glitzy artist's renderings. The gap between promise and...
  • Special session on expanded gambling likely, Busch says

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Wednesday that within a couple of days Gov. Martin O'Malley is likely to call a special session to deal with the issue of expanded gambling — even though there is no guarantee the votes will be there to pass a...
  • Labor group reports spending $2.7 million on casino fight

    A Washington-area labor organization poured $2.7 million into the fight for gambling expansion during the General Assembly's special session last month, according to its disclosure statement. The total reported by the Washington Building & Construction...