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Special Session On Gambling Could Be Held Week Of July 9th

May 23rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's legislative leadership announced this week a possible date for a special session to consider the expansion of gambling.  Governor Martin O'Malley, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch said Monday evening that if a work group reaches a consensus, a special session will be held the week of July 9. The Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion will study the issue and may propose legislation that the General Assembly could consider at the special session. The group will discuss how to compensate the operators of the state's five casinos if a sixth casino is built at National Harbor in Prince George's County.  The panel will also determine the impact of allowing table games at the state's five casinos. Miller said that if the gambling bill is approved by the legislature the state constitution requires the issue to go before voters in November…

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