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The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to allow a new casino in Prince George's County as well as table games such as poker and roulette at gambling complexes.
The House is scheduled to convene at 2 p.m. Tuesday to consider allowing table games such as blackjack at casinos, and to permit a new casino site in Prince George's County.
Much of Maryland's debate on expanding gambling to include table games like roulette and craps has focused on who will get what, how much and when. A fund for problem gamblers, however, is not assured of getting anything from an expansion to table games.
Maryland legislators will meet in a special session Thursday to debate Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to expand gambling to Prince George's County.
A workgroup has failed to reach a consensus on gambling expansion in Maryland, meaning there will be no special session on the issue, and a sixth casino will not be recommended for Prince George's County this year.
Republicans in the House of Delegates are opposing a special session to take up proposed gambling expansion in Maryland.
The House of Delegates is set to consider a bill that could bring table games and sixth casino to Maryland. Members of the Ways and Means Committee voted Monday to approve a stripped-down version of a Senate bill.
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