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Caesars Reps Support Md. Gaming Expansion Bill

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Officials representing the sole applicant hoping to put a slots parlor in downtown Baltimore say they support a bill that would create a sixth casino in Maryland.

Caesars Entertainment representatives say they don’t like the idea of a sixth casino, which would be located in Prince George’s County, because it would draw from their potential customer base.

But they believe other elements of the bill would create a more stable marketplace for gaming.

The legislation, which will be considered by the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday afternoon, would also allow casinos to add table games like blackjack and roulette, increase the share of money casino owners get to keep from 33 to 40 percent and allow a casino license holder to possess more than one license.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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