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by Annys Shin
July 16, 2014

For the first time, amusement-game operators are facing some of the same requirements as the state’s casinos, and they fear additional fees and paperwork will make it impossible to make a profit on Skee-Ball, crane games and other classic summertime pursuits.

The regulations proposed by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission would apply to games everywhere, including at restaurants, roller rinks and bars. But the loudest outcry against them has come from Ocean City, where arcades are as much a part of boardwalk memories as Thrasher’s french fries and Fisher’s popcorn.

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