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Maryland Casino Adds Poker Room



    Maryland Live! began as a slots-only destination -- now, a poker room with more than 50 tables will offer a full array of live gambling options.

    Before casino gambling was legalized, D.C. metro residents would travel to casinos in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. Maryland Live!, the state's now-largest casino, opened its doors last summer.

    Maryland Live! Casino Shows Off New Poker Room

    [DC] Maryland Live! Casino Shows Off New Poker Room
    News 4's Chris Gordon tours new poker room at Maryland Live! casino in Anne Arundel County.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013)

    "Here in the state of Marland, we send over a million dollars a day to the state to fund education and other services to the state," Joe Weinberg, president of Maryland Live! said Thursday. "[The poker room] will just continue to add to the revenue base."

    The state of Maryland netted nearly $830 million in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year, and opened 24 hours a day in 2013.

    "[I come here] because it's convenient and it's at home and it helps pay my taxes," Maryland resident Truhan McCray said.

    The casino room is set to open Aug. 28.