Proposals to build slots at Laurel Park and Rocky Gap State Park denied due to unpaid licensing fees

Two of the six proposals to build slot machine venues have been rejected by Maryland State officials due to unpaid licensing fees.

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, proposals to build casinos at Laurel Park racetrack in Anne Arundel County and Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland have been deemed incomplete by the state's attorney general's office because they did not include millions of dollars in licensing fees.

Magna Entertainment Corp. was one of the companies whose bid, at Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County, was rejected. When Magna submitted its bid on Feb. 2, the company announced it was doing so without payment of the specified initial license fee of $28.5million.  

MEC said it is considering all of its legal options and has filed various legal actions to “protect its interests in the appropriate forums” in Maryland.