Tag: casino gambling

Big Democratic guns tell seniors anti-casino ads are misleading

In the battle for expanded casino gambling, they brought out the big political guns Thursday to persuade hundreds of residents of the large Leisure World retirement community in Montgomery County that ads against Question 7 ads are misleading and dishonest. Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Sen. Roger Manno — all Democrats — told the seniors that building a world-class casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s County will have positive impacts on the state’s economy and education funding.

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Gambling bill slows to freight-train pace in House, but still moving

The bill to expand casino gambling in Maryland that came out of the Senate Friday evening on an express train has slowed to freight-train speed in the House. The House Ways & Means Committee held a five-hour hearing Friday as the Senate was wrapping up work on the bill, and the final witness provided a cautionary tale of what happened in another state where he was a member of the legislature.

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