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Clarification

January 03, 2008

An Associated Press summary of Maryland taxes on page A3 of Wednesday's Herald-Mail mentioned a new tax on the proceeds of bingo games and tip jars. Actually, the tax only applies to electronic bingo games and electronic tip jars ? the ones similar to slot machines, but not the ones that simply dispense tickets, said Daniel Riley, assistant director of the state comptroller's compliance division. Washington County has electronic machines that dispense tip-jar tickets and are not subject to the tax, but none that are slot machine-style, said James B. Hovis, director of the county's gaming office.

The Herald-Mail apologizes for the mistake.

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