“The development of Harrah’s Baltimore is part of our plan to develop casinos in urban areas that integrate into and support the surrounding communities,” said Caesars Entertainment Chairman Gary Loveman in a statement.

Next week, Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to meet in a special session to discuss adding a sixth casino in suburban Prince George’s County, changing the state’s 67 percent tax on slot machine revenues, and possibly allowing Maryland casinos to add table games.

“If table games are approved by Maryland’s General Assembly in a special session next week, it will add to the customer experiences the property will provide,” said Loveman.

If approved, the Prince George’s County casino would be run by operated by MGM Resorts International. The company plans to build the $700 million facility at National Harbor, a 350-acre complex on the Potomac River.

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