Maryland Casino Adds Poker Room

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    News 4's Chris Gordon tours new poker room at Maryland Live! casino in Anne Arundel County.

    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.

    "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."

    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.

    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.