Online Gambling

Maryland House Speaker: Let's Talk About Internet Gambling

Internet gambling will be among the issues Maryland's legislature takes up in the debate over legalizing gambling.

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Internet gambling, which could bring casinos to every home, office or smartphone, has moved from the periphery of Maryland's debate over expanded gambling to center stage.

Speaker Michael E. Busch informed Democratic members of the House of Delegates on Wednesday that Internet gambling should be among the topics explored in next week's special legislative session. And Thursday, a spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O'Malley gave the proposal a little more momentum when she refused to rule out inclusion of Internet gambling in an overall casino expansion bill.