ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — 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.READ MORE: More Than 1,000 Students In Quarantine In Anne Arundel County; County Executive Supports Vaccine Mandate For All Students
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.READ MORE: Residents & Business Owners Question The Future Of The Inner Harbor's Gallery Mall
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.MORE NEWS: Shortage In COVID Testing Kits Driving Up Lab-Based Demand
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