| Feb 11, 2014
When gambling saloons were a fixture in the Wild West, just about anyone with enough money could set up shop and start gambling. There wasn't much regulation or oversight, and disputes were often settled by Smith & Wesson.
While we aren't living in...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Around the clock, teams watch surveillance footage from more than 1,000 cameras covering nearly every inch of the 2 million-square-foot Maryland Live casino, which includes restaurants, a music venue and a 5,000-space parking garage.
| Feb 11, 2014
Las Vegas-style casino gambling is often touted as a remedy for Florida's economy. If that were so, then Nevada or Atlantic City might be envied as good places to live, work and raise a family.
Instead, Atlantic City is on a seven-year spiral of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Less than a week before state officials are expected to award a casino license in Prince George's County, one of the three bidders is calling the state's research "flat-out wrong."
Greenwood Racing, which wants to build a Parx casino on Route 210 in Fort...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As the owner of a small business that produces events in Baltimore, I have been pleased to see the continued growth of entertainment and cultural options in Baltimore City. However, I have mixed emotions about the large casino taking shape on Russell...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The state’s top gambling regulators said today that a “substantial gap” remains in their oversight of the barroom slot machine industry after a panel of lawmakers rejected reforms.
Illinois Gaming Board officials also said they would...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Now that MGM Resorts International won the state license to build a casino in Prince George's County, officials say they have no doubt it will become a world-class destination — and a revenue-generating powerhouse for the state.
"I believe this...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Maryland's Video Lottery Facility Location commission faced a much harder decision in awarding a license to a Prince George's County casino than it had for any of the licenses before. This was the first time that the commissioners had a choice between...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Diplomats and businessmen from around the globe. Tourists from across the country. Day-trippers from neighboring states.
They flock to the nation's capital for commerce and pleasure and might also try their luck at a planned MGM casino near the National...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...