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Maryland Live! Casino Starts Work On Poker Room

HANOVER, Md. (AP) -- Maryland Live! is starting to build a poker room.

The casino in Anne Arundel County announced Tuesday that the poker room will be 14,800 square feet.

The casino says it's scheduled to open late this summer. Maryland Live! says it will be one of the largest poker rooms in the mid-Atlantic region. It will have more than 50 tables and a dedicated area for tournament play.

The casino says adding the card game will create more than 200 new jobs. Maryland Live! currently has 122 live table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette and other games.

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