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Commission To Get Update On Arundel Mills Slots

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) –Maryland’s slots commission is getting an update on plans to open a temporary casino at Arundel Mills Mall this year.

The Video Lottery Facility Location Commission meets Tuesday afternoon in Annapolis and will hear from Cordish Cos. about plans for the casino that would be bigger than the two already open in the state.

The commission is also expected to recommend ways that lawmakers can boost interest in a western Maryland site for slots at Rocky Gap, which has not attracted any bids.

Legislative analysts say slots will eventually generate $600 million annually for Maryland. The Hollywood Casino Perryville opened in the fall and slot machines at the Eastern Shore’s Ocean Downs race track came on line last week. However the largest facilities, including a Baltimore casino, have yet to open.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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