Maryland Advantage

Welcome to Maryland Advantage. We visited all of Maryland’s casinos in May 2021. This website details what we found in terms of table games, slots, video poker and other gaming amenities. We also cover dining, hotels and other attractions at Maryland casinos.

Maryland casinos

There are six Maryland casinos. These range from massive gaming resorts to smaller casinos in rural parts of the state. Each has its unique part in Maryland’s casino industry.

All typical casino games can be found in Maryland casinos. These include blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, pai gow, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, Let it Ride, live poker rooms, video poker, slots, and keno. Maryland requires all casino guests to be at least 21 years old. Five of the six Maryland casinos offers sportsbooks.

Hollywood Casino


Hollywood Casino Perryville has about 800 slot and video poker machines, 20 table games, a three-table poker room and a race book. A sportsbook opened on December 23, 2021.

The property has two restaurants and meeting space. Partner hotels are in the area.

Horseshoe Casino


Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has about 2,200 slot and video poker machines, 150 table games, a 22-table poker room, sportsbook and race book.

The property has two restaurants, a food court and a couple bars. Partner hotels are in the area.

Live! Casino & Hotel


Live! Casino & Hotel has over 4,000 slot and video poker machines, around 200 table games, a 50-table poker room and sportsbook.

The property has eleven restaurants, multiple bars, event center and a 310-room hotel.

MGM National Harbor

Oxon Hill

MGM National Harbor has 3,300 slot and video poker machines, 120 table games, a 37-table poker room, sportsbook and race book.

The property has nine restaurants, a food court, multiple bars and a 234-room hotel. Other amenities include a convention center, event venue and shopping.

Ocean Downs Casino


Ocean Downs Casino has around 900 slot and video poker machines, around 20 table games, sportsbook and a harness race track.

The property has four restaurants, a couple bars and meeting space. Partner hotels are in the area.

Rocky Gap Resort


Rocky Gap Casino has 660 slot and video poker machines and 17 table games.

The property has three restaurants, a couple bars, Comedy Club, an 18-hole golf course, spa and 216-room hotel.

Here, we list all the blackjack games available at Maryland casinos.

Our Maryland Blackjack Survey is modeled after the Las Vegas Blackjack Survey that we have published for over a decade.

This survey lists the expected minimum bet and other table rules for each game that we found.

This part of Maryland Advantage covers the 14 non-blackjack table games that we found at each of the state’s casinos.

This gives our readers a better idea of which games are offered and when to visit for their preferred limits.

Craps, roulette, baccarat, pai gow poker, Criss Cross Poker, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are among the non-blackjack table games dealt at Maryland casinos.

We have a section dedicated to Maryland poker rooms. There are four live-poker rooms in the state.

Each room has its own page covering the types of cash games, tournaments and promotions that are available.

Maryland sportsbooks

Maryland voters approved sports betting by a two-to-one margin in November 2020. The Maryland General Assembly then passed a bill to regulate sportsbooks, and it was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan in May 2021. There are five sportsbooks in Maryland. We will cover the advancement of the new form of gambling in the state as Maryland sportsbooks come to market.

Player clubs found at Maryland casinos

  • Caesars Rewards
    • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
  • Club Ocean
    • Ocean Downs Casino
  • Live! Rewards
    • Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
  • MGM Rewards
    • MGM National Harbor
  • mychoice
    • Hollywood Casino Perryville
  • True Rewards
    • Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Maryland casino dining

Our Maryland casino dining guide shows which restaurants are open for which hours on each day of the week. The dining guide covers every casino in Maryland, making it easy to find somewhere to eat at your preferred time and location. The information also notes which Maryland casino restaurants allow minors. 

Maryland casino FAQs

What is the minimum age for Maryland casinos?

Players must be at least 21 years old.

What is the minimum age for horse racing bets?

Horse bettors must be at least 18 years old.

Is smoking permitted in Maryland casinos?

Casinos are covered by the statewide smoking ban. However, most Maryland casinos have outdoor patios with gaming. 

Are sportsbooks legal in Maryland?

Yes. Five of the six casinos in Maryland have sports betting.

Do Maryland casinos have poker rooms?

Yes. Four of the six Maryland casinos have a poker room.