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Maryland General Assembly leaders open to special session on sports betting, but Gov. Hogan is not

Maryland General Assembly leaders open to special session on sports betting, but Gov. Hogan is not

Don’t go placing any bets that Maryland lawmakers will act soon to legalize sports wagering.

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to offer sports betting, the Maryland General Assembly’s leaders said Tuesday they are willing to consider convening a special session about whether to allow the wagering at state casinos.

But they deferred to Gov. Larry Hogan, who a spokeswoman said “has no plans” to call lawmakers to Annapolis.

The Republican governor has supported the rights of states to decide whether to expand gambling to include...

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