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Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to meet with local leaders to discuss gambling expansion in Maryland.
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Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to meet with local leaders to discuss gambling expansion in Maryland.

Key meetings are scheduled for this week that could determine whether the Maryland General Assembly holds a special session on the issue of expanded gambling in the state.

Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to meet privately with leaders from Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and the city of Baltimore, as well as with legislative leaders in a separate get-together, in hopes of finding an as yet elusive consensus on the issue.

Getting the support of local leaders in Maryland's three most populous areas figures to be key in getting majority support for allowing a sixth casino in the state, which would be placed in Prince George's County.

A work group that looked at the matter earlier this summer could not reach consensus, with the hold up focusing on how much the state tax on casinos should be lowered to help offset the impact the additional casino would have on the business of existing facilities.

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