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Scott Peterson
House leaders to scrap Senate casino plan

With only three days remaining in the General Assembly's session, House leaders plan to scrap a Senate plan that would expand gambling in Maryland and write a substantially new bill — a move that could doom any effort to approve a sixth casino in the state this year. The House concept, outlined Friday at a subcommittee meeting but not put down on paper, would allow a new casino in Prince George's County but would not permit it to operate slot machines — the biggest money-maker in the gambling business. Instead, it would be limited to table games only — a condition that could make it difficult for a casino developer to obtain financing. The five slots...