Rosecroft Raceway to receive Md. casino license

Dec 9, 2013 7:36 PM

The Maryland Horse Council has voted to support the effort of Rosecroft Raceway management to receive the casino license the state will allocate for Prince Georges County.

Once one of the country’s leading harness racing facilities, Rosecroft Raceway had struggled the past few years with different owners and management groups attempting to keep the track afloat.

In its support letter to the Maryland Lottery, the MHC pointed out the economic benefits of locating the casino at Rosecroft and its impact on the entire horse racing industry. Despite the support being offered by fellow horse people, Rosecroft’s hope of receiving the license was given little chance by insiders.