State gaming officials say Maryland’s four casinos generated more than $65 million in revenue.
Maryland’s General Assembly passed it, the governor signed it and the voters OK’d it.
Gamblers can start playing table games for the first time in Maryland beginning this week.
The Maryland gambling expansion bill has officially been signed into law by Governor O’Malley after a long, exhaustive special session. Pending voter approval in November, this means a new casino in Prince George’s County, among other changes.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley pushed out his proposed gambling bill Tuesday evening just days after announcing a second special session devoted to the issue.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is set to meet with the presiding officers of the Legislature to discuss the prospects of holding a special session in the next few weeks to expand gambling.
Lawmakers have adjourned after failing to approve a bill to expand gambling to include table games, although the measure could be considered if a special session is called by the governor.
Gambling in Maryland is up for a Senate committee hearing with one final push for table games, despite consistent public criticism from the Governor.
A measure in the Maryland Senate would allow table games like blackjack at casinos in Maryland.