AUGUSTA — Maine officials are poised to issue the state’s first casino license.

The Gambling Control Board is slated to issue the license to Hollywood Slots in Bangor when it meets today in Augusta. Hollywood Slots is now licensed as a slots operator, but it requires a casino license now that it plans to add poker, blackjack and other table games in mid-March.

After the license is approved, Hollywood Slots will change its name to Hollywood Casino Bangor.

The Oxford Casino, which is under construction in Oxford, is in the application process for a casino license. It too will have slot machines and table games when it opens in early summer.

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