Horseshoe Baltimore, with poker, opens Aug. 26

August 20, 2014, Michael Young  

As part of the continuous casino expansion in Maryland, Horseshoe Baltimore opens Aug. 26. Executives of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the $442 million entertainment facility that will extend the city’s tourism district south from the famed Inner Harbor and renowned sports stadiums, will celebrate its grand opening that night, pending regulatory approval. Timing and event details will be shared later.

“After more than two years of planning and construction, we’re excited to unveil our world-class casino, and Baltimore’s next great attraction, on Aug. 26,” senior VP and GM Chad Barnhill. “Featuring 122,000 square feet of premier gaming space, two celebrity chef restaurants, innovative live entertainment venues, the industry’s best player loyalty program and Maryland’s only World Series of Poker Circuit tournaments, Horseshoe Baltimore will offer a truly exceptional gaming experience.”

Horseshoe Baltimore will feature 2,500 video lottery terminals and more than 100 table games, plus a 25-table WSOP poker room. The full-service casino will employ 1,700.

MARYLAND LIVE: To celebrate the poker room’s first birthday, there will be $500 high-hand jackpots Aug. 25-30 every hour (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), except Aug. 28, when there will be $1K high hands every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m.

There will be big tournaments all month, including a $100K guarantee for $100 (Aug. 11-15); $125K guarantee double-green-chip bounty ($150) Aug. 18-22 and a $40K guaranteed for $600 on Aug. 31.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO PERRYVILLE: Tuesday through Sunday, Hollywood Casino at Perryville continues to offer the popular daily tournaments with economical buy-ins ($35-$50). Some events offer guarantees and bounties, so be sure to contact the room for its schedule or see our Where to Play pages in the back of our magazine.

— Email Michael Young at anteupmike@gmail.com.