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Slots panel reviews Rocky Gap bids

FLINTSTONE — Maryland’s slot-machine commission is hearing from the public and the businesses that aim to bring legal gambling to Rocky Gap State Park.

The panel is set to tour the site before meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort inside the state park near Cumberland.

The commission is hearing from two competing bidders. They are Evitts (EE’-vits) Resort LLC and a joint venture involving Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnesota and Paragon Project Resources of Irving, Texas.

The park is one of five venues that voters approved for slot machines in 2008. Casinos are currently operating in Perryville and near Ocean City. Another is being built near the Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County.

The panel hasn’t yet selected an operator for a planned Baltimore casino.

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