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Maryland Voters Decide To Expand Gambling

November 8th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Maryland voters decided Tuesday to expand gambling to legalize table games like blackjack and a casino at National Harbor along the Potomac River near DC. They made the call after more than $90 million was spent by opponents and supporters, an unprecedented amount in Maryland for a single campaign. The new casino in Prince George's County cannot open until 2016, while table games could begin at the state's three existing casinos early next year and when a new casino opens in Baltimore City near M&T Bank Stadium. The ballot question passed by a 52% to 48% margin statewide and by a larger 59% to 41% margin in Prince Georges County. It needed to be passed both by state voters and by voters in Prince Georges County. In Allegany County, with plans moving ahead for a slots parlor at Rocky Gap, support for  expanding gaming was at 60%. A spokesman for the Lakes Entertainment group says table games are very much a part of the plan for Rocky Gap…

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