Table games are already here

All this debate over a special session for Maryland's legislature seems pointless ("A special mistake," July 26). Evidently, today I can go to the Maryland Live casino at Arundel Mills and play the exact same games that this session is supposed to "legalize."

The operators there have installed machines that provide the exact same probabilities of winning in the exact same manner as any Vegas casino. There are just no humans, and no chips. (They said so themselves in an e-mail response to me: "The payouts on our electronic table games are based upon true Vegas odds.")

Why all this fuss over creating a gaming opportunity that has already been made available by the enterprising casino companies?

Eric Hastings, Elkridge

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