With a new table-games bill, Pennsylvania now has a balanced fiscal 2010 budget after more than six months of debate and legislative stalemate and just one month before Gov. Edward Rendell releases his fiscal 2011 budget proposal.

The governor Thursday signed into law a bill that will allow slot casinos and racetracks to offer table games, such as blackjack and poker, generating nearly $250 million this fiscal year from one-time licensing fees.

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