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Maryland’s best casinos

| November 17, 2020, 08:25 AM

Rams Head

While Maryland may be one of the smallest states in the US, it has a huge amount to offer. Located just a short distance away from Washington D.C., Maryland is home to a variety of amusement parks, breweries, sandy beaches, lakes, forests, scenic mountains and waterfalls, providing the perfect set up for outdoor adventures, long weekend getaways and fun filled weekends for its 6.46 million residents that call this state home. In addition to this, Maryland also offers a range of gaming entertainment venues, from the famous Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, to a number of great casinos, there’s a huge variety of options for those that like to gamble here and there.

While the hospitality and entertainment industries have been quieter than usual lately, Maryland’s casino venues have reported a 1% increase in revenues compared to last year, with a total generated revenue of $143.7 million. What’s great about this is that $59.7 million is invested back into local state programs including the state’s education trust fund. So with a great variety of venues on offer and revenue going to good cause, here’s what you need to know about Maryland’s top casinos!

Rocky Gap Casino Resort – Flintstone

The Rocky Gap Casino Resort lies within the Rocky Gap State Park and sits directly at the foot of Lake Habeeb, making it an ideal location for weekends away and birthday celebrations. There’s a 7,000 yard golf course nestled within the hills of the mountains, in addition to a spa and most importantly, a casino featuring over 600 slot games, lottery games and a variety of table games including blackjack, roulette, Mississippi Stud and Three Card Poker.

And if you’re in need of brushing up on your strategy before your weekend away, why not spend some time reading up on a poker bluff strategy so that you can feel confident by the time you get there.

Horseshoe Casino – Baltimore

The Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore is an ideal choice for those looking for an all round entertainment venue. The Casino also features a restaurant, fully stocked bar with great drinks and live music entertainment. What’s more, this casino is home to Maryland’s first ever Topgolf Swing Suite experience, allowing you to get in a game of golf without even having to leave the casino – ideal for those rainy days.

In addition, there’s a premier poker room, featuring 15 tables and more than 2,200 slot machines, featuring the newest games. There are also video poker machines for those that prefer to play at their own pace instead of around a table. Overall, this casino offers the best variety and is a hotspot for the newest gaming technology.

MGM Casino – National Harbor

As a major venue for the best entertainment, the MGM casino also offers high-end retail experiences and live entertainment acts such as Bruno Mars, Cher and Kings of Leon. The casino itself covers 125,000 square foot and features over 3,300 electronic games and 140 gaming tables. There’s also a poker room with 39 poker tables that feature cash games and tournaments.

Got an upcoming birthday? MGM casino offers a birthday free play in which players who have signed up to the rewards program can insert their rewards card into any kiosk for the chance to win between $5 and $500, without anyone finding out your age. As a new member, you can also benefit from free play with the opportunity to win up to $10,000 without having to spend a single cent.

Live! Casino & Hotel – Hanover

The Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover offers some of the biggest payouts in the area and features around 4,000 of the latest high tech slot machines. There’s also a poker room that’s earned legendary status among some of the nations national poker players. The casino also hosts a number of events, in which there’s currently a Jeffrey Seinfeld Tour, Iliza: The Forever Tour and the Wu Tang Clan on the cards, offering some of the best entertainment in Maryland.

What’s more, the casino offers six different reward card levels: Classic, Gold, Platinum, Black Card, Jade Card and Chairman’s Club. These rewards mean you can treat yourself to a variety of different benefits, as well as hearing first about the latest special events, and promotions.

Hollywood Casino – Perryville

The Hollywood Casino in Perryville was actually the very first casino to open in Maryland on September 17, 2010.  It covers 75,000 square feet and over 1,148 video lottery slot games and poker machines, as well as 12 gaming tables and an eight-table poker room. Reviews also mention that this is one of the quieter casinos, allowing for a calmer atmosphere for those that don’t like the hustle and bustle of the larger casinos.

In addition to the traditional casino games, Hollywood Casino also offers live sports betting and the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grill where you can catch the latest games over a pint and a burger.

Overall, Maryland may be one of the smaller states but its size certainly doesn’t let it down when it comes to casinos, in which there are a variety of casinos and casino resorts.

Rams Head

Category: Local News, NEWS

About the Author - Stephanie Fahie

Stefanie is a local blogger and social media content marketer from Maryland. She has an unhealthy obsession with puns, sarcasm and caffeinated beverages. She can usually be found on a baseball field!

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