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Mr. Cordish said the table games are expected to draw from a segment of gamblers that Maryland Live has not reached — those who are either superstitious or have preconceived notions about an electronic card game.

Even though the chances of winning on an electric game are the same as those with a dealer, “somehow the atmosphere changes when you bring in dealers,” Mr. Cordish said. “That’s our emphasis, that’s what we’re interested in and that’s what we are recreating.”