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A workgroup has failed to reach a consensus on gamblingexpansion in Maryland, meaning there will be no special session on the issue,and a sixth casino will not be recommended for Prince George's County thisyear.
After a three-hour delay Wednesday afternoon on the start ofthe group's final public meeting, the group of lawmakers and advisers toDemocratic Gov. Martin O'Malley admitted that a consensus of the 11 memberscould not be reached.
The governor had said he would call a special session fornext month, if lawmakers could reach a consensus on several issues.
The workgroup had been weighing whether to allow table gamessuch as blackjack and roulette at five already-authorized casinos. The groupalso was considering a new casino site in Prince George's County.