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Md. House to vote on expanding gambling

What happens if Prince George's Co. gets a casino?

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 11:17 am

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By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – The Maryland House of Delegates is set to take up a measure that would pave the way for expanded gambling in the state.

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.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted Monday night to reduce taxes for the operators of a new Anne Arundel County casino and a planned one in Baltimore. The move is aimed at offsetting the economic impact of a future Prince George’s casino near Washington.

The Senate, which passed a bill last week, is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. Voters would need to approve any gambling expansion.

Lawmakers also are weighing a bill that would change dog-biting liability in Maryland. It’s in response to a court ruling that found pit bulls to be “inherently dangerous.”

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