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The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland was looking for card dealers _ and got many more applicants than it needs.
A referendum approved by state voters in November means table games are coming soon to the Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County.
Gaming officials say Maryland's three casinos generated more than $45 million in revenue in December.
Maryland's incursion into the world of legalized gambling is likely to bring the state millions of dollars in tax revenues, but industry experts predict the decision to allow table games will continue a decades-long tradition of states cannibalizing one another's markets for personal gain.
Casino proponents in Maryland rejoiced when November's referendum passed, saying it would keep gambling money in state. And though bus tours to Atlantic City have seen a decline since Maryland Live! and other casinos opened, some gamblers say it doesn't matter how many casinos Maryland builds or how many table games it adds -- trips to Atlantic City are less about the bets and more about the escape.
Campaign finance reports show more than $93 million was raised in the campaign to expand gambling in Maryland, a record amount.