Md. casinos could have table games up & running early next year.
Maryland politicians threw the dice, and voters passed the gaming expansion referendum on Election Day, but it's not sitting well with Comptroller Peter Franchot. "Talk about creating more havoc in Maryland, that's what gambling is going to do," said Franchot. State voters approved the addition of table games, as well as a sixth casino in Prince George's County, by a vote of 52 to 48 percent. "It's a terrible way to fund state government," continued Franchot.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency was already in the process of drafting regulations for table games before voters even approved Question 7 on Election Day, according to the agency's director. "I'm very upset that Maryland is a partner with the Las Vegas companies. That's not the Maryland I signed up for. Maryland has so many assets. Why we're getting into a bad situation with these gambling companies is beyond me, but I lost and we're just going to have to move forward," said Franchot.
Maryland casinos could have table games up and running as early as next year.