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  • Busch says priority in gambling bill is revenue for state

    Busch says priority in gambling bill is revenue for state
    Speaker Michael E. Busch told fellow Democrats in the House of Delegates on Wednesday night that his top priority in legislation to expand gambling is to "generate significant new revenue for the state." In an email to his Democratic caucus, Busch said...
  • Casino law would mark major shift

    Casino law would mark major shift
    Maryland lawmakers are poised this week to transform the state's restrictive gambling law into one that allows six full-blown Vegas-style casinos, complete with roulette wheels and poker tables open 24 hours a day. It's a long way from the legislation...
  • Las Vegas on the Chesapeake

    Las Vegas on the Chesapeake
    The possibility that Gov. Martin O'Malley and House Speaker Michael E. Busch will round up the votes needed to authorize a referendum to expand Maryland's casino program shows just how far attitudes have shifted in the last five years. Lawmakers and their...
  • House panel approves gambling bill; debate could come today

    House panel approves gambling bill; debate could come today
    A key House committee voted Monday night to guarantee deeper tax breaks for some Maryland casino operators, the most significant change so far to Gov.Martin O'Malley's gambling bill. The gambling expansion measure, as amended by the Ways and Means...
  • General Assembly OKs casino bill

    General Assembly OKs casino bill
    The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval to Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling bill early Wednesday morning, agreeing to allow table games and a sixth casino in the state while also giving new tax breaks to casino owners. Passage came after the...
  • Internet gambling takes its place at the table

    Internet gambling takes its place at the table
    Internet gambling, which could bring casinos to every home, office or smartphone, has moved from the periphery of Maryland's debate over expanded gambling to center stage. Speaker Michael E. Busch informed Democratic members of the House of Delegates...
  • Senators reluctant to take up Internet gambling

    Key senators on the committee that handles casino-related matters rejected the notion of taking up the issue of Internet gambling during next week's special session, saying there isn't enough time to weigh the implications of a step that could, in effect,...
  • O'Malley casino bill could get Senate vote Friday

    O'Malley casino bill could get Senate vote Friday
    brightcove.createExperiences(); The Maryland Senate prepared to take up the governor's gambling bill Friday as Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Millerexpressed cautious optimism that the General Assembly will approve the measure by early next week. The...
  • Perryville casino seeks to cut slot machines by a third

    Perryville casino seeks to cut slot machines by a third
    Even as the General Assembly prepares to return to Annapolis this week to discuss the expansion of gambling, one of Maryland's three casinos has asked its oversight agency to take back about a third of the slot machines because of declining revenue. Penn...
  • House moving slowly through gambling bill, increases tax breaks for casino operators

    Members of the House of Delegates weren't called to the floor for a debate on the controversial gambling expansion bill until 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, although legislators had been asked to be back by 2 p.m. Welcome to what for many Harford County...
  • Editorial: Drinking and gambling

    A strange quirk of Maryland's governance is the degree to which the state legislature needs to act on certain laws that really should be the sovereign responsibility of the counties. For example, thanks to the latest version of what has become the annual...
  • Little of gambling bill revenue comes from expansion

    The gambling expansion bill crafted by a House panel will yield an additional $174 million in state revenue in 2016-2017, but more than three-quarters of the money comes from a reform that could have been adopted without controversy had it been considered...