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A workgroup has failed to reach a consensus on gambling expansion in Maryland. That means there will be no special session on the issue, and a sixth casino will not be recommended for Prince George's County this year.

After a three-hour delay yesterday afternoon on the start of the group's final public meeting, the group of lawmakers and advisers to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley admitted that a consensus of the 11 members could not be reached.

The governor had said he would call a special session for next month, if lawmakers could reach a consensus on several issues.

The workgroup had been weighing whether to allow table games such as blackjack and roulette at five already-authorized casinos. The group also was considering a new casino site in Prince George's County.

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