Bringing table games such as blackjack to existing slots sites like Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Md., would be up for discussion at the Maryland General Assembly’s special session on gambling. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

“What’s the rush? The governor’s work group, which didn’t reach consensus last month on a reduction in tax rates for casino operators, agreed that any new Prince George’s casino wouldn’t open for four years. This means that thousands of construction jobs being touted wouldn’t likely appear for two years, and the new revenue from a casino wouldn’t show up for at least four.”

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