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Expansion Of Gambling In Maryland

April 9th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

According to the Washington Post, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III said Friday morning that he remains hopeful that state lawmakers will pass a bill authorizing a casino at National Harbor before they adjourn Monday. Speaking to reporters in Annapolis, Baker (D) said he is willing to entertain several possible compromises, including the “phasing in” of slot machines at a Prince George’s venue over a few years or reducing the number of authorized machines. The bill calls for 4,750. A gambling bill passed the Senate last month that would authorize a sixth Maryland casino in Prince George’s and allow Las Vegas-style table games there and at the state’s five other slots venues- including Rocky Gap. House leaders have said that the bill is too generous to casino operators but have said little publicly about changes they might consider to the legislation. Never having been a proponent of expanded gambling, Governor Martin O’Malley said he has focused his attention on more pressing matters during the 90 day session…


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