Maryland Casino Guide
Maryland has half a dozen land-based casinos, which is not bad for a state that size. It also has a state lottery, which can be a good sign of openness toward online gambling. In fact, Maryland seems poised to legalize online sports books, although moves towards online casinos are less promising.
Online Casinos in Maryland
Maryland has not legalized online casinos yet.
Compared to other states in America, Maryland isn't opposed to the idea of gambling completely. Maryland is home to a handful of casinos so if more states begin to pass bills in favor of online gaming, there is potential for Maryland to do the same.
In fact, there are currently moves toward legalizing at least sports betting in Maryland. As neighboring Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia have all legalized both online casinos and sportsbooks, there may be pressure to do the same in Maryland.
Maryland Land-Based Casinos
All casinos in Maryland are open 24 hours and, unless otherwise noted, offer
- video poker
- video keno
- three-card poker
Optional games include: let it ride, pai gow poker, baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, Poker, four card poker, big six and Texas Hold’em Bonus.
The MGM casino in National Harbor, Maryland is the closest casino to Washington D.C. It is located 12 miles from downtown Washington D.C.
Types of Casinos in Maryland
There are five Maryland casinos that are allowed to offer electronic gaming machines, as well as live table games.
However, one of those casinos, the Casino at Ocean Downs has no table games and does not have any plans to install them.
List of Land-Based Casinos in Maryland
Hollywood Casino - Perryville
- Address: 1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy, Perryville, MD 21903
- Phone: +1 410-378-8500
- Website: https://www.hollywoodcasinoperryville.com/
Casino Size: 35,000 Square Feet
Games offered: slots, video poker, video keno, poker, three card poker, four card poker, craps, blackjack, roulette and ultimate Texas Hold 'em
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
- Address: 1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
- Phone: +1 844-777-7463
- Website: https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-baltimore
Casino Size: 122,000 square feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud, Poker, Let It Ride, Video Keno, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, Off Track Betting.
Special Features: 100x odds on craps.
MGM National Harbor
- Address: 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
- Phone: +1 301-971-5000
- Website: https://mgmnationalharbor.mgmresorts.com/en.html
Casino Size: 125,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slot Machines, Video Poker, Video Keno, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mini Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em
Special Features: 3,000-seat theater. Luxury retail shops. Spa & fitness center.
Ocean Downs Casino
- Address: 10218 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
- Phone: +1 410-641-0600
- Website: https://www.oceandowns.com/
Games offered: Only Gaming Machines.
Special Features: Live harness racing seasonally. Daily simulcasting of thoroughbred and harness racing.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
- Address: 16701 Lakeview Rd NE, Flintstone, MD 21530
- Phone: +1 301-784-8400
- Website: https://rockygapcasino.com/
Games Offered: Slot Machines, Video Poker, Video Keno, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Poker, Big Six, Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Lucky Ladies Blackjack, Double Deck Pitch Blackjack, Bonus Craps
Special Features: over 600 slot machines
Maryland Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Maryland casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Maryland, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
History of Gambling in Maryland
Maryland has had a rather slow-paced growth of gambling. Although horse racing was legalized in the twenties, table games weren't made legal until 2012.
But this late legalization of table games may carry some momentum toward legalizing online gambling in the state.
Timeline of Legal History of Gambling
- 1791 Lotteries for churches and public improvement are legalized
- 1920 Horse racing given state oversite
- 1943 Slot machines allowed in some counties
- 1973 State Lottery starts.
- 2008 Slot machines approved for some private venues
- 2012 Casino table games legalized
Maryland Gambling Laws and Regulatory Organizations
If you want to order a drink while playing at any of the Maryland casinos, please be aware that state gaming regulations do not allow casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages.
The minimum gambling age is 21 for playing at all Maryland casinos and is 18 for pari-mutuel wagering and bingo. Smoking is prohibited in all Maryland casinos.
No public information is available about the actual payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at Maryland casinos. However, gaming regulations require a minimum payback of 87% on any one machine and all machines within a casino must have an average payback of 90% to 95%. Unlike Maryland, in many states the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
- State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
- Maryland Racing Commission
- Maryland Amusement Game Advisory Committee
- Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling
Gambling in Maryland Today
There is significant reason to expect to see online gambling legalized in Maryland in the near future. As mentioned, as neighboring Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia have all legalized both online casinos and sportsbooks, we may expect the same in Maryland.
Additionally, a 2018 bill called for the formation of a task force to “study the implementation of sports gaming in the state." So online sports betting is likely in a relatively short time. The hope for us casino fans is that online casinos will be included in any legislation.