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The Tax Debate Behind Gambling In Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly is working in Annapolis this week on a plan to expand gambling in the Old Line State, paving the way for a potential high-end casino in Prince George's County. But the operators of the slots facilities already up and running in Maryland are pushing for additional relief to offset the losses they may suffer with additional competition. We explore the incentives on the table and how they're likely to affect the state's broader debate about expanding gambling.

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