For anyone suffering from addiction, denial is the easiest way to avoid unpleasant truths. Unless one admits to an addiction, it will never be addressed. So it is with gambling addiction, but so it also is with the Maryland General Assembly’s desire to find the easiest possible fix to help balance projected budget deficits. And, unfortunately, the two circumstances may soon align as lawmakers return to Annapolis in January with a need to fill some budgetary holes.
Can elected officials resist the lure of more online betting to balance Md.’s budget?
November 29, 2023