The Second Online Slots Gambling Licenses Awarded In Maryland

On a day when Penn National Gaming showed poor third quarter figures, there was something for the company to cheer about in Maryland. The state awarded a online slots gambling license to Penn National to operate a facility in Cecil County.

The online slots facility will be the twentieth in North America for the company. They are also looking into purchasing the bankrupt Fontainebleau project in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with several other possible acquisitions around the US.

The planned opening for the new offline casino in Maryland is in the latter part of 2010. Construction will begin on the site by the end of the year, and it will provide many temporary and permanent casino jobs.

The online casino expansion in the Northeast has been fast and furious over the past several years and it shows no signs that this will be the end, said Casino Gaming Analyst S. Schwartz: “The more the competition grows, the more that states will expand their online casino offerings.”

Maryland, Connecticut and Pennsylvania have all expanded their online casinos gambling options. Massachusetts is also considering legalizing online casinos gambling and online slots games. Before long, most of the states in the Northeast could all have varying forms of legalized online casinos gambling and internet slots games.

In Pennsylvania, they have taken the next step and are moving towards table game online gambling and online slots games. Connecticut online casinos have teamed up in recent months to topple Atlantic City as the top gaming destination in the Eastern US. New York lawmakers have also discussed the possibility of table games at their online casinos.