Black Friday Sale: Get 75% off a digital subscription

Scott Peterson

Special session on expanded gambling likely, Busch says

House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Wednesday that within a couple of days Gov. Martin O'Malley is likely to call a special session to deal with the issue of expanded gambling — even though there is no guarantee the votes will be there to pass a bill.

After an afternoon meeting with his Democratic leadership team, Busch said he is putting House of Delegates members on notice that they should expect a call to come back to Annapolis soon. The speaker did not specify a date, saying it will be up to O'Malley to make the announcement.

Raquel Guillory, communications director for O'Malley, said the governor's office would not confirm that report late Wednesday. The governor...