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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland analysts and consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers have concluded the state's gambling market could sustain a casino in Prince George's County, the state's sixth potential casino.

A report compiled by state analysts and PricewaterhouseCoopers consultants was discussed Tuesday before a work group of lawmakers and aides to Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Warren Deschenaux, the General Assembly's chief budget analyst, told the panel that the projections in the report are "our best judgment in a world of uncertainty."

The joint study was based on comparisons with other metropolitan areas with developed gambling programs. Deschenaux says Maryland is well within the threshold of being able to support a sixth casino.

The analysis includes estimates of how much an additional casino would affect existing ones, or ones that are planned.

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