Tag: Maryland casinos

Poll: Marylanders are lukewarm on legalized sports gambling

A sportsbook in Las Vegas. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

A U.S. Supreme Court decision last month paved the way for states across the country to legalize sports betting, but Marylanders still seem unsure about bringing that kind of wagering to the state’s casinos, according to a new poll released by Gonzales Research and Media Services.

Marylanders Love Gambling



For the second month in a row, Maryland’s five casinos¬†generated record revenues in May.

Bad Bet: Casino Backer Offends Same-Sex Marriage and Dream Act Advocates


Tomorrow Marylanders vote on many important items, not just whether to reelect Barack Obama, but Questions 4 (The Well-Named Dream Act, which allows immigrant kids who are state residents to pay the same tuition as other Maryland residents if their parents have paid taxes and proved stand-up), 5 (Sneaky Redistricting Map), 6 (Same-Sex Marriage), 7 (Jobs and Schools? Nope…Casinos: table games everywhere + a big, brand-new casino in Prince Georges County). Because this is a blog/opinion post, I’ll admit I have memorized a simple yes, no, yes, no mnemonic for 4, 5, 6, 7. Plus, as backup because I’m forgetful, coined the dorky phrases: “I am 4 racial equality, 5’s a jive, 6 is sexy and fair, 7’s unlucky, lady.” And speaking of keeping the numbers and yeas and nays straight, I was pleased to read yesterday in The Baltimore Sun that the casino-brained developers of National Harbor have handed supporters of both same-sex marriage (goodbye, Dark Ages!) and the Dream Act (is that you, American Dream?) good reason to vote N-O on 7.