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Ocean City Boardwalk arcades say the new proposed regulations from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission could put them out of business.

The original regulations were stopped with the help of the new Governor Larry Hogan.

But Delegate Beth Carozza (R-Worcester) told the Salisbury Daily Times that many arcade owners on the boardwalk said they had problems with the Skills-Based Amusement section.

That proposes minimum value and skill regulations which operators say could be damaging.

Don Rush

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Arcade owners on the Ocean City boardwalk are fighting back against proposed state rules that would regulate and impose licensing fees on some of their games.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission - which also regulates the state's casinosĀ  has proposed rules that would require a $50 licensing fee on any game where the potential prize has a wholesale value of more than $30.

The rules would not affect games like skee-ball where winners accumulate tickets that can be cashed in for prizes.