Keyword: Maryland legislature

  • Maryland Jockey Club seeks OTB parlor at Timonium

    Plan for Timonium OTB Parlor Causes a Stir

    The Maryland Racing Commission has heard the pros and cons of allowing the Maryland Jockey Club to operate an off-track betting parlor at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and will vote on the issue Feb. 16.

  • PNGI Extends Live Racing Deal at Rosecroft

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Aug. 7 it will continue to offer live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland for two more years--if another Prince George's County location isn't chosen as the location for a casino.

  • Racing-Related Funds Targeted in MD, PA

    Legislation that would divert gaming revenue for horse racing to other sources has been introduced in Maryland, and in Pennsylvania the governor has taken similar action in his 2012-13 state budget.

  • VLT Licensing Debacle Revisited in Maryland

    The Maryland horse industry continued to make its case for assistance March 16, urging the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee to pass legislation that would shift some revenue from VLTs to support racetrack operations.

  • Laurel Park

    Maryland Commission Suggests Gaming Changes

    A commission overseeing development of video lottery terminal parlors in Maryland said Jan. 11 the state should examine ways to attract more interest in available gaming licenses and study similar operations in other states.

  • Jim McKay

    McKay Name May be Added to Md. Million

    A Maryland delegate is planning to propose a resolution to rename the state-bred and state-sired event Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.

  • Laurel Park could be home to some 4,000 slot machines if legislation is approved by the voters.

    Optimism But Concern in Maryland

    Maryland racing interests are optimistic over passage of legislation to authorize a statewide referendum on slot machines in November 2008, but they indicated there remains a need for financial relief before the slots measure even comes up for a vote.

  • Maryland Lawmakers Float Another Slots Plan

    Republican members of the Maryland House of Delegates have proposed a state budget that would limit growth in spending and derive hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from slot machines to combat a $1.5-billion shortfall. There were no details on how the horse industry would benefit.

  • Maryland Factions Strike Major 15-Year Agreement

    Principals in the Maryland horse racing and breeding industry have struck a major agreement on issues that have stymied progress in the state and led lawmakers and regulators to often claim the industry is in disarray.

  • Maryland Regulators Call for Legislative Help

    The Maryland Racing Commission, which seldom delves openly into politics, has expressed its disappointment with the state legislature for failing to help the racing industry in the recently concluded legislative session.

  • Maryland Industry Issues Plan to Revitalize Racing

    The Maryland racing industry has signed off on a plan to revitalize the sport should legislators approve alternative gaming. Though efforts to win approval for racetrack slot machines have stalled in recent years, a key legislator said the plan represents progress.