Table Games Could Soon Be Coming To Maryland Casinos

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A measure in the Maryland Senate would allow table games like blackjack at casinos in Maryland.

The bill, which was introduced Monday night in Annapolis by Prince George’s County Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters, also would allow a casino to be built-in Prince George’s County.

The site in Prince George’s County could be at Rosecroft Raceway or National Harbor, near the nation’s capital. That site would be the sixth potential site in the state, which now only allows five casino locations.

Peters, a Democrat, also says it increases the amount of money a casino operator would receive. Currently, they receive 33 percent of the revenue. The measure would raise that to 40 percent.

Voters would have to approve both table games and the new casino location in November.

The measure to allow expanded gaming in Maryland comes at a time when D.C. officials recently backed out of allowing online gambling to originate within city limits.

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