Horseshoe Casino Announces Opening Date

Baltimore business near M&T Bank Stadium plans grand opening, two soft openings.

The casino reported its lettering went up June 25, 2014. (Credit: Horseshoe Casino via Facebook)
The casino reported its lettering went up June 25, 2014. (Credit: Horseshoe Casino via Facebook)
Leaders of Maryland's fifth casino recently revealed when the business plans to open. Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore City will start welcoming customers officially for its grand opening on Aug. 26.

Leading up to that, the casino will be open to the public on Aug. 18 and 21 during a soft opening so the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission can assess it for compliance with regulations, the Baltimore Business Journal reported.

For now, Horseshoe is still under construction at 1525 Russell Street, near M&T Bank Stadium. The lettering bearing its name went up on the building last week, according to the casino.

Las Vegas-based Ceasar's Entertainment is behind the project, which cost $442 million.

When complete, the gambling center will house 2,500 slots, 100 table games and 25 poker tables connected to a 3,300-spot garage via skywalk.

Inside the casino, Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen & Bar, Ruby 8 Noodle and Sushi Bar, Johnny Sánchez taqueria and Jack Binion’s Steakhouse will add to the entertainment. A food court called the "Baltimore Marketplace" will feature local offerings including Heavy Seas, Lenny's Deli, the Mallow Bar, Pie-Zetta and Tark's at the 'Shoe.

According to PressBox, Horseshoe Casino will also contain Charm City's first 24-hour bar—called "14forty"—which will be open daily. 

Are you going to check out the Horseshoe Casino? Tell us in the comments!

The World Series of Poker tour has planned to visit from Feb. 26 to March 9, 2015, according to Horseshoe Casino.
Bob Allen June 30, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Horseshoe will be another nail in the coffin for Perryville. Remember what happened when Arundle Mills opened? Maryland cannot support as many casinos as the Democrats think it can. Perryville will be the first to close within two years. (IMO)
BlueStarMom July 01, 2014 at 06:17 AM
That's cause Cecil County does not support businesses. That outlet mall should be thriving but it looks like a ghost town.
Della Hare July 01, 2014 at 06:35 AM
I wouldn't go to Baltimore City if my life depended on it. And more then likely it would.Way to much crime.
Maryellen Brady July 01, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Nope, don't gamble. I hate to lose my hard earned money and I know that the HOUSE always wins.
Dean Smith July 02, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Maryland Live is going to eventually suffer with not only the addition of the Horseshoe casino in Baltimore but the National Harbor Casino when it opens in 2016.


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