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Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Opens Tonight

$442 Million Casino To Have 25-Table Poker Room

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A fifth casino in the state of Maryland is set to open up at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, developed by CBAC Gaming, a group led by Caesars Entertainment Corp., will be the second largest casino in the state.

The $442 million casino will feature a 122,000-square-foot gaming floor with video lottery terminals, table games and a World Series of Poker-branded room.

The poker room will have 25 tables, featuring the usual cash game selections.

According to PokerAtlas, Horseshoe Baltimore’s poker room brings the total number of casino poker tables in the region to 135. The Baltimore area can access a 50-table poker room at Hollywood Casino Charles Town Races (Eastern Panhandle, WV), a 52-table poker room at Maryland Live! Casino (in Hanover) and an eight-table poker room at Hollywood Casino Perryville.

All of the aforementioned poker rooms came into existence in 2010 or later, so the region has seen a huge boom in live casino poker options over recent years.

In addition, a 20,000-square-foot Baltimore Marketplace featuring the city’s authentic food outlets, three restaurants and several bars and lounges will be available to visitors.

Construction on the casino actually moved ahead of schedule. Construction began around this time in 2013, so the huge, two-level casino took roughly a year to build.

The development is located along Russell Street on Baltimore’s south side, neighboring professional sports venues M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, and Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. A baseball will impact tonight’s opening.

According to wbaltv.com:

The casino boasts a 3,400-space parking garage, which opens at 8 p.m.; however, there’s also an Orioles game Tuesday night just a block down the street from the casino’s opening, so officials are urging folks to take public transportation.

As part of the 2012 referendum that authorized more casino gambling in Maryland, the state’s casinos were allowed to have human-dealt table games, rather than just machines.

In addition to the Baltimore casino, MGM Resorts International is in the process of building a similar casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s County. It should open in 2016.