Not only does Harrah's provide gaming action, but guests can also enjoy simulcasting and live racing. At Harrah's Chester you will find a casino space large enough to fit three football fields.
Casino hours: 24 hours a day.
Games to play: Live table games include blackjack, craps, card games, roulette and baccarat, along with a 35-table poker room. There are more than 2,900 slot machines, with denominations ranging from 1 cent to $100, as well as video slots.
Racing: Live racing days are Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from March through December. Simulcasting from all the major tracks is also available seven days a week.
Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from rockers Collective Soul (July 3) to hip-hop soul singer Keyshia Cole (July 14). Buy tickets at http://www.harrahschester.com/casinos/harrahs-chester/casino-entertainment.
Where to eat: The Cove, with views of the river and the racetrack, is the highlight of dining at Harrah's Chester. The restaurant features especially a new Tuscan-inspired menu. Other dining options include Temptations Buffet, End Zone Sports Bar & Grill and Mien Noodles. Two bars, the Copper Mug and C-Bar are also available.
Where to stay: The casino is just south of the Philadelphia International Airport, where hotel options are abundant. The casino offers space for conventions and meetings with full catering.
Getting there: Harrah's Chester is less than a two-hour drive from Baltimore.
Information: Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Chester, Pa. 19013. Call 800-480-8020 or go to harrahschester.com.