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Governor Signs Law Allowing Non-Profits More Gaming Permits

In Frederick County, Md., it allows county civic and charitable groups to hold up to four gaming events each year with major prizes of more than $5,000.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill to increase the number of gaming permits non-profit organizations can have in Frederick County.

Governor Martin O'Malley already signed the bill into law Tuesday. It allows county civic and charitable groups to hold up to four gaming events each year with major prizes of more than $5,000.

Frederick County Delegation Chairwoman Kelly Schulz says this will help non-profit organizations raise additional money and do more for the community.

"This is really beneficial for our charitable organizations, our volunteer fire halls, that are already doing this, and it's a way for them to raise additional funds," Schulz (R) said.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars requested this bill.

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