Gambling in Maryland will soon include table games such as blackjack
and a casino near Washington, D.C., after voters Nov. 6 approved an
expansion measure that generated the most expensive political
advertising campaign in the state's history.
With 98% of precincts reporting, the gambling question had 52%
approval. The measure received an enormous amount of attention, largely
because more than $90 million was spent on television and radio
Table games like craps and poker could begin early next year at
Maryland's three existing casinos and at two expected to be built later.
Because the question also passed in Prince George's County, a casino
can also be built near the nation's capital.
MGM Resorts International wants to build an $800 million casino near
National Harbor. The Prince George's County casino can't open until