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Gambling Special Session Still A Possibility

June 25th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

A work group looking at expanding gambling in Maryland failed  to reach a consensus last week on whether to add a casino in Prince George's County, dealing a setback to the efforts of pro-gambling forces to win legislative approval this summer. After the group's final public meeting Wednesday, the group of lawmakers and advisers to Governor Martin O'Malley acknowledged that a consensus of the 11 members could not be reached at this time. O'Malley, a Democrat, had said he would call a special session to take up gambling expansion next month if a consensus could be reached. The announcement by the work group on Wednesday was an obvious setback. Still, the governor’s Chief of Staff, Matt Gallagher, said that a special session was not out of the question…

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