Analysis Concludes Maryland Can Support Prince George’s County Casino

Analysts, consultants: State's gambling market can handle sixth casino

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012  |  Updated 10:22 PM EDT
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A new study finds the state could support having a sixth casino, lending new support to a proposed facility in Prince George's County.

Chris Gordon

A new study finds the state could support having a sixth casino, lending new support to a proposed facility in Prince George's County.

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Maryland analysts and consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers have concluded the state's gambling market could sustain a casino in Prince George's County, the state's sixth potential casino.

A report compiled by the analysts and consultants was discussed Tuesday before a work group of lawmakers and aides to Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Warren Deschenaux, the General Assembly's chief budget analyst, told the panel that the projections in the report are “our best judgment in a world of uncertainty.”

The joint study was based on comparisons with other metropolitan areas with developed gambling programs. Maryland is well within the threshold of being able to support a sixth casino, Deschenaux said.

The analysis includes estimates of how much an additional casino would affect existing ones, or ones that are planned.
 

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