Tag: Gambling

Health care interests spent the most lobbying Annapolis

Health care interests representing hospitals, providers and insurers continue to spend the most to influence Maryland legislators and state officials, paying out $4.5 million to lobby this past session, according to figures compiled by Common Cause from State Ethics Commission filings.

The result is not a surprise given the state’s heavy role in both regulating and paying for health care, which makes up over $12 billion (31%) of the total state budget, including federal funds.

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Maryland Live casino remains strong despite Horseshoe’s competition in Baltimore

Maryland’s casino industry has been growing at a double digit pace since casino table gaming was legalized in 2012. But for casino operators, surviving and prospering becomes increasingly challenging in a climate of fierce competition. Maryland Live, the largest casino in the state, accounted for 76% of the state’s total casino business in 2014, with its 4,200 slot machines and 189 gaming tables.

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