Maryland Work Group Discusses Expanding The State's Casino Gambling Options
Now the group faces the task of deciding if the state's 67 percent tax rate on slots revenue should be reduced and if a casino should be built in Prince George's County.
MGM Resorts International announced last week that, if the state allows table games and slashes its tax rate on slot proceeds, they plan to build an $800 million casino and resort at National Harbor in Prince George's County.
A state work group met behind closed doors in Baltimore this week to discuss expanding casino gambling in Maryland. After meeting for four hours, the group agreed to recommend that the state keep its cap of
15,000 slot machines and allow table games, such as blackjack.
"It was a good, long discussion," said O'Malley's chief legislative officer, Joseph C. Bryce. "A lot of numbers were thrown around."