Three companies vying for casino license in Prince George’s clear regulatory hurdle

The three gambling companies hoping to win Maryland’s sixth and final casino license in Prince George’s County cleared a critical regulatory hurdle Thursday when the state’s Lottery and Gaming Control Commission declared that all three are qualified to proceed with their proposals.

At a hearing in Baltimore to consider “the integrity, financial stability and responsibility” of the casino operators and their principals, the commissioners voted unanimously to allow the three bids to go forward, but not before concerns were expressed about two of the bidders — Greenwood Racing and MGM Resorts — and their relationships with convicted felons and, in MGM’s case, organized crime influences in Asia.

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