ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The site development plan for Maryland’s largest slot machine parlor has received approval in Anne Arundel County.

County Executive John Leopold said Thursday the Department of Planning and Zoning’s approval is an important first step to secure badly needed revenues in the county and the state. He also says the project is important to creating jobs.

The Cordish Cos. is moving ahead with plans to build a temporary casino with 2,000 slot machines by late next year. The permanent casino will hold 4,750 slot machines. It is expected to be finished by late 2012.

Approval by the zoning panel means Cordish can move forward with seeking grading and building permits.

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