Gambling expansion could also bring more than $700 million a year in added revenue to casino operators, education and local governments, but critics worry it might oversaturate the state’s gambling market.
Delegate Jolene Ivey, Prince George’s Democrat, said she expects the laws approved by the General Assembly to be ratified at the ballot box and rejected the claim that lawmakers have defied voters by passing such legislation.
“The fact that it passed in the first place means there is significant support in Maryland,” she said. “We are representing our constituents so if we voted for it, you can expect that a lot of voters will as well.”
The Maryland Secretary of State is scheduled to certify all ballot language Monday.