Poll: Marylanders support Prince George's gaming location, table games

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A majority of Marylanders support adding a sixth gaming location in the state and permitting table games at all of the state's slots facilities, according to a new OpinionWorks poll released this week.

The poll -- conducted by OpinionWorks on behalf of CBAC Gaming LLC -- found that two-thirds of Marylanders want the Governor and General Assembly to consider changes to Maryland's slots program "as soon as possible," and 84 percent “believe that voters should decide this year whether gaming should be expanded in Maryland.”

The support for urgent action by elected officials on gaming was particularly high in Prince George's County, according to the poll, where 73 percent of voters want the issue taken up as soon as possible.

In asking about a Prince George's gaming location, the poll found 60 percent support in the state, with a majority of support in all major regions. And Marylanders who attend religious worship services weekly also back a Prince George's gaming location, with 52 percent in support and 42 percent opposed.

The poll found 58 percent support statewide for adding table games to slots facilities, with voters supportive in all major regions of Maryland.

The survey of 810 registered voters across Maryland, conducted April 21-23, has a margin of error of no more than 3.5 percentage points. CBAC Gaming LLC is the sole bidder for the Baltimore City gaming facility.

Click here to read the full memo from OpinionWorks on the poll results.

As Maryland enters another election season, Center Maryland continues to welcome credible polling data from all interested parties, and pledges to share as much of the information as we can with our readers. To send polling data to Center Maryland, email us at .

Editor's Note: Some founders of Center Maryland are involved in the National Harbor project.
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