Jimmy DeButts: Maryland leaders fumbled sports betting opportunity

“Steps should be taken now to set the stage to immediately launch sports wagering operations (or derail the practice, if that's what voters want). Other states, such as New Jersey, are light years ahead of Maryland. But it's not too late to catch up.” — Jimmy DeButts, March 18, 2017. Surprise! Once again Maryland is caught flatfooted. Advice ignored is money down the drain. Let’s be clear, there isn’t anything the Maryland General Assembly likes more than spending money. So, it’s awfully disheartening when legislation that would enrich the state coffers is ignored one year and kicked down the road the next. (Capital)

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