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MD Sports Betting Bill Filed Ahead Of 2020 Session

January 2nd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

A Maryland sports betting bill has been prefiled in the Annapolis capital ahead of the state legislature’s upcoming 2020 session. Legalizing sports betting is something Delegate Jason Buckel has pushed for the past few sessions.  If passed, the issue would be put before voters during next November’s election.  Subsequent tax proceeds from sports betting would be allocated for public education. A ballot referendum to amend the Maryland Constitution requires only a simple majority of voter support. Maryland is home to six casinos- including the Rocky Gap Resort. Buckel says given Rocky Gap’s close proximity to casinos in neighboring states that current have legal sports betting- the local operation is dealing with a major competitive disadvantage…

One Response to “MD Sports Betting Bill Filed Ahead Of 2020 Session”

  1. January 02, 2020 at 11:56 am, mac said:

    Leave it to Delegate Buckel to come up with another ridiculous project to get behind. According to him; subsequent tax proceeds would be allocated for public education. If I remember correctly that was the same pitch given before the start of the Maryland lottery. Today everyone is wondering where the money will come from to support the Kirwan education reforms. Whatever happened to all of the proceeds to support public education?
    We really don’t need more state sponsored ways to separate people from their money.

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