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Two groups say the bidding process for a casino license in Baltimore should be reopened now that lawmakers have paved the way for the casino to have more gambling options and lower taxes than under the previous bidding.
The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to allow a new casino in Prince George's County as well as table games such as poker and roulette at gambling complexes.
The House is scheduled to convene at 2 p.m. Tuesday to consider allowing table games such as blackjack at casinos, and to permit a new casino site in Prince George's County.
Much of Maryland's debate on expanding gambling to include table games like roulette and craps has focused on who will get what, how much and when. A fund for problem gamblers, however, is not assured of getting anything from an expansion to table games.
Maryland legislators will meet in a special session Thursday to debate Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to expand gambling to Prince George's County.
A workgroup has failed to reach a consensus on gambling expansion in Maryland, meaning there will be no special session on the issue, and a sixth casino will not be recommended for Prince George's County this year.
MGM Resorts International struck an agreement on Friday to build a casino destination at the National Harbor waterfront complex near the nation's capital, if lawmakers end up allowing the casino and table games like blackjack while also cutting the state's high tax on gambling proceeds.
Gamblers are converging on Maryland's largest casino.
Maryland's largest casino is more than three football fields long.
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