In November 2008, Maryland voters ratified a constitutional amendment authorizing slot machines in five locations in the state (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Cecil County, Allegany County and Worcester County). In November 2012, voters approved casino gaming expansion, allowing for table games in all Maryland casinos, 24-hour operations, and the addition of a sixth casino to be located in Prince George’s County.
Maryland’s six casinos opened between September 2010 and December 2016. The Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, which was formed in 2009 to select the operator and location of the casinos, awarded each of the state’s six casino operator’s licenses.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC), with staff assistance from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA), is responsible for all matters relating to casino regulations and licensing. In this regulatory role, the MLGCA oversees all internal controls, auditing, security, surveillance, background investigations, licensing and accounting procedures for each casino.
Hollywood Casino – Perryville, Md.
Opened Sept. 27, 2010. Visit hollywoodcasinoperryville.com.
Ocean Downs Casino – Berlin, Md.
Opened Jan. 4, 2011. Visit oceandowns.com.
Live! Casino & Hotel – Hanover, Md.
Opened June 6, 2012. Visit maryland.livecasinohotel.com.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort – Cumberland, Md.
Opened May 22, 2013. Visit rockygapresort.com/casino.
Horseshoe Casino – Baltimore, Md.
Opened Aug. 26, 2014. Visit caesars.com/horseshoe-baltimore.
MGM National Harbor – Oxon Hill, Md.
Opened Dec. 8, 2016. Visit mgmnationalharbor.com.