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They're off to the races and the stakes are higher than ever as resorts and casinos contribute millions to fight or support a ballot question that would expand gambling in Maryland. The casino fight is on pace to match or top the historic 2006 gubernatorial race.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says if voters reject gambling in Prince George's County when they vote on the measure in November, he won't seek to re-introduce the gaming legislation while he's governor.
Veterans organizations in Maryland can apply next week for a license to have up to five instant lottery pull tab machines at their facilities to help raise money for veterans, but it is expected to take months before the machines will be playable because regulations still need to be adopted.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $5 million grant to create a problem gambling center.
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MGM Resorts International has spent about $8.4 million for advertising to support an expansion of gambling.
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Here is an overview of Maryland legislation to expand gambling in the state passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Here's how members of the House of Delegates voted to expand gambling to allow table games and a casino in Prince George's County. The vote was 71 to 58. A majority of 71 voters was needed.
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.
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