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One Slots Proposal Left After Company Pulls Bid Out

January 17th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Friday the 13th did prove unlucky for former state Democrat Party Chairman Nathan Landow as the Maryland's slots commission threw out a bid by his group to build a casino at Rocky Gap, leaving a single offer in play for the Western Maryland resort. The decision concerning one of Maryland's five casino sites came as lawmakers sparred over the idea of expanding gambling to a sixth location and allowing table games as well as the current slot machines. Friday's decision means that only one group, Evitts Resort, has a proposal before the state to open a casino at the struggling resort in Allegany County. The group is a joint venture of three businesses and takes its name from a nearby mountain ridge. It has offered to open a casino with 850 slot machines. Delegate Leroy Myers tells WCBC News  that he has talked with commission members  who are still evaluating that group's proposal and they believe a decision with be made within a month.

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