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Maryland Panel Approves Slot machine License For Cecil County

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Cecil County, Maryland is one step closer to seeing 1,500 machines by late next year.

A state commission has voted to award a license for the slots to Penn Cecil, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming. The company hopes to open the site in Perryville by the end of 2010. Last month the commission approved a license for a horse-racing track near Ocean City.

The commission also is considering a site at Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County, but zoning matters have delayed the process. The commission has asked the County to resolve the issue by December 17th.

The panel also has questions about a proposal to build 500 slot machines in Baltimore. Mayor Sheila Dixon says "most" of the gaming revenues would go toward reducing property taxes.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

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