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Buckel Comments on Maryland’s Disadvantage on Sports Betting

May 16th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The Supreme Court took action Monday that will lay the groundwork for legal sports gambling across the United States. New Jersey is the immediate winner, and will be able to enact legal sports gambling within the next few weeks. Several other states, including West Virginia and Pennsylvania, have already passed laws dependent on the outcome of the Supreme Court case. Another 15 states have introduced laws to try to take advantage of the gold rush. Maryland is not one of them. A measure to put the issue on the ballot this year passed in the Maryland State House, but died in the Senate. Unless a special session is called this summer to handle the issue, sports betting will likely have to wait until the 2020 ballot to reach legal status in the state. Delegate Jason Buckel placed the blame on Senate President Mike Miller- and said by not taking action this past session- Maryland will be at a competitive disadvantage for years to come…


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