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House Panel Bumps Revenue for 2 Casino Sites

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    The gambling bill that could bring slot machines to Prince George's County is now in the Maryland House. Lawmakers added changes to the measure this afternoon in a special session. Tracee Wilkins has more details on the amendments. (Published Monday, Aug. 13, 2012)

    A panel of lawmakers has bumped up the amount of money a casino in Anne Arundel County and a planned casino in Baltimore would get under an expansion of gambling.
     
    The House Ways and Means subcommittee made the change Monday as the House of Delegates worked on a measure already passed by the Senate.

    Under the Senate bill, the casino in Anne Arundel County and a planned casino in Baltimore would pay 5 percent less tax to the state to pay for advertising and capital improvements in order to offset increased competition from a new casino in Prince George's County.

    Under changes made by a House subcommittee, Maryland Live! in Anne Arundel County would pay 8 percent less and the Baltimore casino would pay 7 percent less.