Talk of another casino in Maryland could mean a referendum

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March 19, 2012


Annapolis, Maryland: On Friday, March 16, a proposal for a new casino in the National Harbor development was heard by the House Ways and Means Committee. The idea was presented by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as slot machines arrived at the nearly opened "Maryland Live!" casino, Maryland's largest, outside Arundel Mills. Some on the committee expressed resistance to the idea, Delegate Joe Boteler, said, "We have locations that are not up and running. We need to wait until we get them up and running I think before we proceed to try to add more locations." Another obstacle for the proposed casino lies in the fact that is not one of the five original location mentioned in the 2008 slot machine law. This means a statewide referendum would have to held to add the National Harbor location.[1]

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