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Is Maryland’s Gambling Market Too Crowded?

50,000 visitors streamed into MGM National Harbor, the newest casino in Maryland, during its first weekend. Awestruck seemed to be the word that described visitors who spoke with reporters -- “Vegas on the Potomac,” is how one woman described the new $1.4 billion-dollar resort and casino. What does this new arrival mean for the five casinos already operating in Maryland, and for the hefty stream of revenue the state has come to count on? We ask Washington Post reporter Michael Rosenwald  and Harford Community College Professor James Karmel: Is there a glut of casinos in Maryland?

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Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.