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 has said...