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MD Slots Commission Might Allow Slots Inside Rocky Gap Lodge

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By Bill Redlin

A Maryland lawmaker says the commission that oversees the installation of slot machines may allow them inside the Rocky Gap Lodge.

The slots are supposed to be placed in an adjacent building. Republican Delegate LeRoy Myers tells the Cumberland Times-News the Video Lottery Facilities Location Commission is considering the concession to make the venue near Cumberland more attractive to bidders.

Allegany County lawmakers have insisted on a separate slots parlor to maintain a family atmosphere at the lodge. Myers says slots might go in the lodge temporarily while a parlor is under construction. He says the commission may also drop a requirement for a deposit when it solicits new bids from prospective slots operators.

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