| 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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:13 PM
It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Two more bidders emerged Friday to compete against MGM National Harbor for the right to build a casino in Prince George's County.
Penn National Gaming submitted a proposal to the state's gaming control agency for a $700-million Hollywood Casino Resort at...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Many were off work because of a snowstorm that never came, so they went to Hollywood Casino, tucked off Interstate 95, in search of games they thought they'd never see here: blackjack, roulette, craps and poker.
For the first time Wednesday and about...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Because the track naturally attracts all types of characters, everyone in the pari-mutuel business has likely muttered, “I should write a book.”
Well, two men who spent decades working with South Florida’s pari-mutuels collaborated...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Connecticut was finally swept into the Northeast's whirlwind of gambling expansion with the introduction of keno to its lottery portfolio to produce revenue for the next budget. It's tapping a market that has proved very profitable for Massachusetts but...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
The owners of a Reisterstown store have been given probation after allegedly purchasing stolen jewelry taken in a rash of burglaries in Baltimore and Carroll counties last year.
Baltimore County police last year cited the case of Crown Jewelry as an...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Henceforth, let there by a rule that nothing can be compared to Maryland's failed investment at Rocky Gap, located just outside Cumberland in Western Maryland, except for Rocky Gap and perhaps any other $55 million white elephant loss that comes along. We...
| Jun 26, 2013
As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The casino-ization of Maryland continues.
The state's Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved Maryland Live's request to open a new two-story, 52-table poker room in time for Labor Day during its meeting Thursday. Members of the group also...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:52 PM
When plans called for a Harrah's to rise not far from M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore casino was slated to have 3,750 video lottery terminals delivering 67 percent of revenue to the state.
Instead, a Horseshoe casino — a brand known for its ties...