Baltimore casino makes way for table games

Approval expected for 130 table games, 2,500 slot machines

June 26, 2013|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the gambling facility that broke ground last month near Camden Yards, is making room on its future betting floors for table games.

The casino's operators, who are led by Caesars Entertainment, received initial approval Tuesday for 2,500 slot machines, 100 table games and 30 poker tables, said Chad Barnhill, the casino's general manager.

The casino originally requested 3,750 slot machines. But that was before the General Assembly last year approved table games in Maryland casinos.

Final approval for Caesars' requested balance of slots and table games will likely be granted by the state's Video Lottery Location Commission after Thursday's meeting of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, Barnhill said.

Fewer slot machines will not necessarily mean less revenue for the facility, he said.

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