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O’Malley Calling For Second Special Session To Discuss Gambling

May 18th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Moments after wrapping up a three day special session dealing with the budget, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley called for a second special session so lawmakers can discuss the expansion of casino gambling in the state in order to create jobs and generate tax revenue. Supporters say building a casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s County would create 5,000 jobs and rake in millions for the state. Building a billion-dollar casino at National Harbor would generate about $60 million for the county. In addition to adding a sixth slots parlor in the state, many gaming supporters want to see the concept expanded to included table games. O’Malley said that timing is important, as supporters would like to see the question put to voters through a referendum in November…

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