LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Maryland governor Martin O’Malley says the expanding gambling bill lawmakers will be voting on during a special session in August contains a hold harmless provision for existing casinos if a sixth one is approved.
The governor visited the All-News 99.1 WNEW studios on Monday and stated the bill would also establish a gaming commission to set tax rates on casino revenue.
O’Malley told Karen Adams the state conducted a study that determined a long-awaited casino in Prince George’s would not take revenue away from the other gaming establishments.
The governor said the new location would create jobs and bring additional revenue to the state. He believes if it’s put before voters it would be approved.