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Maryland Says No To Blackjack Games in Casinos

October 11th, 2010 by Site Admin

Unlike Pennsylvania, California and a few other US states which have opened their doors to casino games like blackjack and poker, the state of Maryland has chosen to reject blackjack in fear of becoming a casino state. Maryland has opened up several casinos in its regions after the new laws were introduced but has not allowed the gaming halls to feature serious card games like blackjack and poker. It has taken what is described as a “modern approach to gambling” allowing slots and smaller table games but vetoing blackjack.

Martin O’Malley, the Governor of Maryland approved this decision and said, “I don’t believe that people want our state to be a casino state. I believe they approved slots at five locations in order to keep some of those Maryland dollars in Maryland, and I think it’s the right approach for Maryland.”

Robert Ehrlich, the Former Governor of Maryland on the other hand, appears to be in favour of the card games of blackjack and hopes to see it in casinos.

The state allowed casinos to be opened in the region in an effort to provide employment opportunities and increase income. Martin O’Malley appears to e supporting these casinos according to the state’s request in 2008 to add to the region’s income. This proposal to introduce casinos in Maryland was agreed to by a vote.

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