Horseshoe Casino Baltimore now open in Maryland
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 08:50 pm
BALTIMORE, Md. (AP/WJLA) - The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened Tuesday, marking a new milestone in Maryland's development of casino gambling.
The casino is the fifth and last of the five casinos initially planned when lawmakers approved slot machine gambling in a 2007 special session, a plan later approved by voters in a statewide vote in 2008.
The Baltimore casino is home to 2,500 slot machines and 122 table games like blackjack.
While the state initially planned for five casinos, a sixth one located in Prince George's County was approved in a 2012 special session, when lawmakers also allowed table games in addition to slot machines.
The casino at National Harbor is on track for a 2016 opening. That casino also was approved in a statewide vote.