ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A panel of state Senators is supporting legislation to expand gambling in Maryland.
The Budget and Taxation Committee voted 10-2 Friday afternoon to move the bill to the full Senate.
The proposal would create a sixth Maryland license for a slot machine parlor to be built in Prince George's County and legalize table games at that location and the state's five other slots sites.
It would also increase the share of revenue casino operators keep and relieve the state of an obligation to buy slot machines, which has proved to be an ineffective expense.
If the legislature passes the bill it will have to be ratified by a majority of Maryland voters.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
More Political News
His latest legislative achievements put him in the vanguard of his party's liberal base. He's been a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama. And he's ramping up his travel to help fellow Democrats around the country.