Md. Senate passes bill to put card games at Prince George's track
The Senate voted 34 to 13 to seek voters' blessing in November to allow some Las Vegas-style table games, including poker and black jack, at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington.
Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George's), the bill's sponsor and an avowed gambling opponent, has described the measure as a "desperation move" to keep the track afloat. There was no floor debate Wednesday before senators cast their votes.
The bill now moves to the House, where its odds of passage are far longer. House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) and Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) have said the state should focus on getting its slot machine program up and running before trying to further expand gambling.
March 24, 2010; 3:04 PM ET
Categories: General Assembly , John Wagner
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