Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would ask high school health teachers to include the dangers of problem gambling in their curriculum.
The Prince George’s County Council voted 8 to 1 in favor of passing a new electronic cigarette law. The law bans the use of E-Cigarettes where regular cigarettes are banned, except in casinos.
Representatives of the proposed Parx Casino in Prince George’s County say they expect the casino to bring in between $800 million to $1 billion in gaming revenue in its third year full year of operation.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission on Thursday gave gambling licenses to the three companies competing to build the state’s sixth casino in Prince George’s County.
Small-time poker games — like the weekly one at Columbia’s Second Chance Saloon which is played for points, not cash — are thriving in Maryland despite the emergence of high-stakes poker rooms across the state.
The new poker room at Maryland Live, one of the East Coast’s largest, is allowing more local poker pros to find high-stakes games close to home, contributing to the development of a strong poker scene in the state.
Though bus tours to Atlantic City have seen a decline since Maryland’s casinos opened, some gamblers say it doesn’t matter how many casinos are built here. Their trips to Atlantic City are less about the bets and more about the escape.
Is there a relationship between crime and casinos? Experts say there are too many factors to come to a conclusion.