From the Baltimore Business Journal —
Attorney General Douglas Gansler’s office would not say when it will weigh in on a conflict between two potential casino operators, potentially putting the opening of the state’s first slot machine parlor on hold indefinitely.
Penn National Gaming is hoping for a Sept. 30 opening of its Hollywood Casino Perryville, a 1,500-slot machine parlor in Cecil County. But the company said Sept. 16 it would wait for word from the attorney general’s office before confirming the opening date.
Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., which is planning a casino at Arundel Mills Mall, has said Penn National is wrongly supporting a campaign to vote down slots at the mall in an Anne Arundel County referendum.
Gansler’s office is aware of the narrow window for keeping the slots parlor opening on time, but does not set timelines for opinions, spokeswoman Raquel Guillory said. Some opinions take a matter of weeks, but others, such as one Gansler made to recognize gay marriages, took as much as a year, Guillory said.