10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at Maryland's Casinos
Maryland’s boasts six casinos that span from the beach to the city to the suburbs to the mountains and offer a wide array of ways to enjoy them. And it’s not all about high-stakes adventures. Here are a few ways you can spend your time if you visit.
1 Qualify for the World Series of Poker (and other tournaments)
The Horseshoe Baltimore is a stop on the World Series of Poker circuit. Daily tournaments qualify players into bigger games and give them the chance to compete against the world’s best players. Get another chance to qualify at Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover where you can play for a spot in the Players Poker Championship in Aruba.
2 Eat at a celebrity chef’s restaurant
Live! Casino and Hotel has Bobby’s Burger Palace, with a menu inspired by Chef Bobby Flay’s travels around the United States (including burgers like the Santa Fe, topped with jalapenos and blue corn chips). At the Horseshoe, Gordon Ramsay has a posh steakhouse, Guy Fieri maintains a restaurant, and Giada De Laurentiis has opened her newest restaurant here.
3 Bet the ponies
The Casino at Ocean Downs offers bettors the chance to sit trackside and gamble on thrilling Standardbred harness racing, or to bet on Thoroughbred simulcasts across the country.
4 Shop. Shop. Shop. Then shop some more!
Live! Casino and Hotel sits next to one of the state’s largest malls. Arundel Mills Mall offers more than 200 stores—including factory stores from Banana Republic, Nike, Nieman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue—as well as fun family restaurants like Medieval Times and Dave & Busters.