Maryland Casinos May Stay Open 24 Hours Starting December 27
- Last Updated on 07 December 2012
- By Christine Bourie
As of December 27, Maryland casinos will officially be able to operate 24 hours a day. This is one of the many changes occurring in the state due to the passage of Question 7 last month and will be the first of the changes to go into effect.
The casinos currently have to close at 2 a.m. during the week and at 4 a.m. on the weekends.
While the state's largest casino, Maryland Live, is looking to take full advantage of the new 24-hour schedule, the state's other two casinos will likely only slightly change their existing hours of operation. Both Hollywood Casino Perryville and the Casino at Ocean Downs will stay open 24 hours on the weekends and close between 2-3 a.m. during the week.
Question 7 also allowed for the addition of table games at Maryland casinos, which is expected to happen in spring of next year. The gaming control commission must first approve the regulations that will govern the new games which will include blackjack, roulette and other Vegas-style table games.