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MGM National Harbor Expands Poker Offerings

Largest Poker Room Still Belongs To Live! Casino


Opening in late 2016, the poker room at MGM National Harbor has added some new tables.

Per the Baltimore Sun, the casino, which sits just outside the nation’s capital, opened its $48 million expansion on July 15, which included increasing the size of the poker room. Previously with 39 tables, the poker room now has 46, according to the casino’s website.

Additionally, the poker room was moved from the first floor to the second floor of the property.

“We never anticipated the volume we’d have at this property," the casino’s president Melonie Johnson told the newspaper. “That was the decision maker to move poker to the second floor.”

The expansion also included the addition of about 260 slot machines.

Through the first half of 2018, MGM National Harbor raked $10.4 million from its non-banked poker tables, the most among the state’s four casino poker rooms.

The statewide poker market through June was $22 million, down 1.3 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to figures from state gaming regulators.

Maryland’s largest poker room still belongs to Live! Casino, which has 50 tables. The Hanover, MD poker room raked just under $8 million through the first half of the year.