House members say changes needed to gaming bill
Posted: 4:57 pm Tue, April 3, 2012
ANNAPOLIS — Members of the House of Delegates say a measure to expand gambling in Maryland will have to be significantly altered to earn approval of their chamber.
Delegate Frank Turner, who leads a subcommittee that will examine the proposal, said Tuesday that the House needs to make “major changes” to the bill.
The proposal would create a sixth Maryland casino and legalize table games.
If the chamber rejects the measure, Turner, a Howard County Democrat, says the House could offer up other legislation, like a bill to simply legalize table games.
Turner and House members say they don’t think the state will get enough money from the expansion.
Turner says the subcommittee won’t issue a vote on the legislation until later this week. The Legislature has until Monday to pass bills.
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