Right now the critters of the Maryland State Assembly are going to
have a "special session" to discuss putting in gambling at National
Harbor, in Prince George's County, Maryland. The entire deal has been
done by O'Malley, his cronies, and the MGM "gaming" business behind
the scenes. They have held meetings that probably violate the state's
open meeting laws. But it doesn't matter. Once the state assembly
pushes this through and the people vote on it, there will be gambling
at National Harbor. And the MGM gaming company will put money into
O'Malley's coffers for his run for president.
So, this should not be a surprise:
commission “unanimously voted in favor of the proposed Harrah’s
Baltimore project,” a casino planned by CBAC Gaming. I mean it’s not
like their parent company, Caesars Entertainment didn’t donate
$100,000 to the Democratic Governors’ Association, which is presided
over by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The Baltimore casino license was the last one to be assigned of
the five slots locations approved by 2008 legislation. But for
Maryland, the gambling debate is not over. O’Malley has called for a
special session to consider adding table games (currently the licenses
are just for slots parlors), as well as a sixth Maryland casino — in
Prince George’s County.