Two days after Christmas, Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills will become a year-round, seven-days-a-week, 24-hour gambling operation.
The Dec. 27 move to 24/7 gaming became possible with the passage of Question 7 on election day — it also means the casino will be able to serve alcohol around-the-clock as well, according to Maryland Live spokeswoman Carmen Gonzales.
The passage of Question 7 also means table games, such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps will soon be available at Maryland Live around-the-clock as well and the casino is preparing for that eventuality. Currently, Maryland Live and the state’s other casinos, Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Ocean Downs, are awaiting for the state’s finalization of table game regulations.
The Washington Post reported today that Ocean Downs and Hollywood Casino have requested permission from the state to remain open 24-hours-a-day on weekends only.
"From our employees to our customers, everyone at Maryland Live! is very excited that 24-hour gaming in Maryland is about to become a reality," said Robert J. Norton, president and general manager of Maryland Live in a press statement. "We're also hard at work making preparations for the arrival of approximately 150 live table games and hiring more than 1,200 new employees, including 800 dealers."