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Rocky Gap Casino could open early

April 27th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland regulators say the state's fourth casino could open as early as May 22 at the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland. The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved an operating license Friday for lodge owner Evitts Resort LLC. Evitts is a subsidiary of Minnetonka, Minn.-based Lakes Entertainment Inc. A controlled demonstration of the slot machines and table games is set for May 20. A successful test would enable the casino to open May 22 with 558 slot machines, 10 table games and 250 new employees. It would be allowed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The commission also approved 24-7 gambling at the Ocean Downs casino near Ocean City for the summer season, May 17 through September 30th.

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