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Slots machines slide into Maryland Live! Casino

Ladies and gentlemen, get your coin purses ready: The first 100 slot machines arrived Wednesday at the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover.

Having the machines up and running on the casino floor “really brings some reality to how close we are to the completion of this project,” said Rob Norton, president and general manager.

“Every day, pretty much from here all the way to the latter part of April, we will be moving machines and continuing to expand the casino floor,” he said.

About 2,000 machines are being stored at a nearby facility — Norton isn’t disclosing just where that is — where they are tested and configured before being brought to the casino, located at the Arundel Mills mall.

The slots will include Monopoly, “Wheel of Fortune,” “Sex and the City,” “The Wizard of Oz” and Hot Shots, as well as a full line of quick hit and progressive machines, and electronic game tables.

The casino is slated to open with 3,100 slot machines in June. By the fall, the $500 million casino will reach full capacity, touting 4,750 slot machines – the most of any casino in the state.