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MD Senate Strips Fee Increases On Slots & Table Games From House Bill

April 24th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A bill increasing fees on slots and table games in Maryland to pay for problem gambling programs was approved in the House only to have the Senate pass an amended bill without the increases shortly before the legislature adjourned for the year. Delegate Nick Mosby said the General Assembly passed his problem gambling bill 138-1, with two members absent, but House Bill 1227 was stripped of the fee increases “within the last couple of hours of the session.” The problems are being felt locally. In 2015, at the Rocky Gap Casino,  a security supervisor found three children — all under 9 — "who appeared to be upset and advised that they can't find their parents," regulators reported. When they were spotted by casino patrons, the kids had left the car and were standing alone in the parking lot. Mosby said that incident is one of the reasons he began pushing for the legislation….


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