Maryland’s off-track betting network will expand Sept. 12 when wagering on horse races is offered at the MGM National Harbor Casino just south of Washington, D.C.
The Maryland Racing Commission approved an application for the facility after a hearing the evening of Sept. 11 at Rosecroft Raceway, which is located about four miles from the casino. Work on the betting area—on the second floor as part of an expansion—has been ongoing for months.
After taking comments from members of the local community, the MRC went into executive session to deliberate. The approval for operation of the OTB parlor is through Dec. 31, 2018, though that could be extended through September of 2019 should the Maryland Jockey Club reach agreement on a new contract with the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association. The current one expires at the end of this year.
Operators of OTB facilities must get MRC approval each year.
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