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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. […]

Maryland Bill to Repeal Prohibition on Casino Lobbying Gets First Committee Hearing

January 17, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

Maryland State Delegate Jon Cardin has again tabled legislation to allow state casino operators to contribute to the political campaigns of state legislators and political parties. Cardin reiterated the bill’s importance during a Wednesday afternoon Ways and Means Committee Bill Hearing. This is about consistency, transparency and elections, clear rules and meaningful policies. Cardin introduced […]

Maryland Online Casino Bill Draft Designed to Offset Deficit

January 12, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Maryland Senator Ron L. Watson is working to draft an online casino and poker bill that he believes could address the state’s projected $761 million deficit. A recent study informed lawmakers that online casinos could yield $900 million in revenue. However, Watson thinks the state could use more money than that, so the Maryland online casino bill he […]

Maryland Senator Creates Online Casino Bill Draft

January 2, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

A Maryland senator circulated an online casino bill draft to his colleagues. State Sen. Ron L. Watson hopes the measure will eventually be presented to voters in November. If state electors approve the measure, online casino gambling may be legal by July 1, 2025. Voters need to decide on it because legalizing the form of […]

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