Marylanders don't have to go to Atlantic City to gamble, Maryland houses six casinos each of which is set in a prime location in various areas of the state.
The state of Maryland is known for its close proximity to the nation’s capital, the historic cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay, crabs and Old Bay Seasoning. Many residents and visitors of the state, meanwhile, are hardly even aware of the State’s casinos and what they have to offer.
The casinos of Maryland provide lots of excitement and entertainment to those who choose to visit them, from slots to roulette wheels to poker and card games, Maryland’s got more to offer than you might think. Maryland’s six official, state-run casinos provide gamers a chance to try to their luck as well as an opportunity to see some of the best comedians and bands in each of the state of the art performance venues within and nearby the casino facilities. If you have yet to visit Maryland’s casinos, you may want to plan a visit sometime. Of the state’s six casinos, the MGM National Harbor is arguably the fanciest and most state of the art, however, if you are thinking of paying a visit to one of Maryland’s casinos, the list below might help you to choose which one you want to visit.
MGM National Harbor
The MGM is situated in the new D.C. metro area resort and entertainment hotspot of National Harbor and has been open since December 2016. MGM National Harbor features several dining options, a hotel, theatre, slot machines and table games. MGM National Harbor’s location is near to other properties such as MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mirage, ARIA, Mandalay Bay. The venue provides top quality entertainment acts such as The Who, Chris Rock, Bruno Mars, Sting and Cher. If you want to quit while you are ahead or your luck has gone cold, you can head down to the waterfront or enjoy the numerous shops, restaurants and the fun and casual atmosphere of this prime location.
Rocky Gap Casino and Resort
Rocky Gap is situated in the mountainous region of Western Maryland. Rocky Gap’s casinos have lottery games, slots and table games while the lakefront mountain views are pure joy. This resort has a golf course, special events such as “Ladies Night Out” as well as a spa visitors can get pampered in and three separate dining options.
Maryland Live! Casino
Maryland Live! Casino also is situated in a prime location; the casino is located beside the shops and other attractions of Arundel Mills. Maryland Live! Casino is lots of fun and has table games, slots, poker tournaments and E-Table games such as Baccarat, Craps and Roulette. In addition to gaming, world class dining is available at The Prime Rib, while Phillips Seafood and Bobby’s Burger provide delicious alternatives. When you’re through gambling and dining you can attend a live concert at Rams Head Center Stage.
The Horseshoe Casino is in Baltimore not far from the M&T Bank Stadium and home of the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to trying their luck in the casino, guests can dine at the nearby restaurants, which include three establishments opened by celebrity chefs -- Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen and Bar, Jack Binion’s Steak, and Johnny Sanchez. Also, nearby is B’More Beers, Twisted Yard Bar and the 24-hour service of 14Forty.
Hollywood Casino brings the glitz and glam of tinsel-town to Maryland. The Casino is in Perryville just a few minutes off I-95 and offers the casual dining of Celebrity Bar and Grill, fun events like “Karaoke Fridays” and “Trivia Tuesdays” and live entertainment.
Ocean Downs, true to its name, is Maryland and Ocean City’s beach casino. Ocean Downs has exciting table games and 800 slots. If you have run out of coins at the slots or won enough at the table games, you can grab a bite from Dine N Dash or Pacers, or head over to the Boardwalk restaurants, shops and the beaches.
Ocean Downs also has Standardbred harness racing which gives visitors the chance to gamble trackside, while the facility also provides the opportunity to bet on Thoroughbred simulcasts from across the country.
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