The city of Baltimore, Maryland is set to receive one of the five slot licenses issued by the state of Maryland. Maryland state panel is scheduled to meet on 31 July with a sole agenda of considering the sole application made by a group led by Caesars entertainment. If the plan is approved, the state will have a 3,750-machine casino. The casino is scheduled to be located at the now vacant site south of the football stadium home to the Baltimore Raven. The casino is set for opening in 2014.
The panel deliberation comes on the background of governor Martin O’Malley and other lawmakers deliberate on whether to hold a special legislative session on a plan of allowing the construction of a 6th Maryland Casino to be located at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County.
The Award of the fifth license will be a giant step for Mary land gambling program with has encountered many obstacles since it by lawmakers in 2007. Currently, there are three casinos operating the most recent being the opening of the Live! in Anne Arundel County. Other casinos are located in the counties of Cecil and Worcester. The Allegany County has been awarded a license but no casino has been built.