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(AP) – The committee’s House chairman, Democrat Jeremy Fischer of Presque Isle, said he believed that would be enough to persuade Penn National to resume work on a permanent gaming emporium in Bangor.

Plans for a new Hollywood Slots call for a permanent gaming facility featuring up to 15-hundred slot.

The proposed facility, slated to open in mid-2008, would replace the company’s interim slots parlor, which has 475 machines.

The company pays the state a 1% tax on its gross slot machine income, as well as a 39% state tax on its net income and a 3% tax to the city.