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Maryland’s Legislative Session Ends With Online Casino Effort Half-Finished—What Killed It?

April 9, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

With the final day of the Maryland legislative session, April 8, having come and gone uneventfully, we can officially say that the online casino legalization effort is dead for this year. So, what killed it? For all practical purposes, hope was already extinguished last week when lawmakers didn’t include online casino revenue in the state’s budget. However, a […]

Maryland House Bill Crosses Over to Senate, With Emphasis on Addressing Job Concerns

March 26, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

On March 26, Del. Vanessa Atterbeary presented her Maryland online casino bill to the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, emphasizing its importance to the education budget and the efforts made in the bill to address concerns about employment in the retail sector. Although this year’s iGaming effort began in the Senate, those original bills are now dead. Atterbeary’s […]

Maryland House Weighs Pros and Cons of Online Casino Legalization in Marathon Hearing

February 27, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Most of Maryland’s retail casinos expressed support for the state’s iGaming plan during a Feb. 26 hearing, but resistance from workers’ unions remains. The online casino bill’s sponsor, Del. Vanessa E. Atterbeary, showed her commitment as she took no breaks during a seven-hour-long committee hearing that included five hours of testimony from HB1319 stakeholders. About […]

Maryland Online Casino Bill Now Has House Companion Measure

February 9, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Legalizing online casino and poker gambling in Maryland inched closer to fruition on Feb. 9 as Del. Vanessa E. Atterbeary filed a House equivalent to the Senate’s online casino bill. Sen. Ron L. Watson’s legislation is already working its way through that body. Atterbeary, D-Howard County, saw fast movement on the proposed legislation she filed on Feb. […]

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