More competition is afoot for Hollywood Casino Perryville.
Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County is slated to open in early June.
The "Maryland Live Casino" will be a 300,000 square foot facility with 4,750 electronic slot machines (and electronic table games).
On Saturday, the casino hosted a job fair at a nearby industrial park. At times, people were waiting in outside lines for as long as 40 minutes in order to get in and participate in the fair. When fully open, the casino will employ at least 1,500 people.
The Maryland Live Casino will be the third of five casinos authorized by voters in the Free State. Slot parlors are already open in Perryville and in Ocean Downs. Licensing is still in progress for casinos in Baltimore and in Rocky Gap.
Meanwhile, Beyonce will be the first concert headliner to perform at Atlantic City’s newest casino, Revel.
Her shows at Revel are scheduled for May 25, 26 and 27. Ticketmaster will begin selling seats on April 6.
Revel is located on the north end of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. It will have 1,100 hotel rooms and employ about 5,500 people when it’s up and running.
Revel, the casino-resort opening April 2 in Atlantic City, breaks all the old casino rules. The smoke-free resort embraces the ocean rather than turning its back on it.
It makes more use of sunlight and sweeping views of the beach and ocean than its competitors; you can even see the ocean from a good part of the casino floor, a no-no in other establishments.
And Revel lets guests go right to their rooms without crossing the casino floor.
Gambling is only part of the $2.4 billion resort, along with a luxurious spa, 14 restaurants, 10 pools, and even Beyoncé on Memorial Day weekend.
The city’s 12th casino will have a full-blown grand opening ceremony on May 25, but guests will be able to gamble and check into hotel rooms on April 2.
The $2.4 billion resort is widely being counted on to help revive the sagging fortunes of the nation’s second-largest gambling market after Las Vegas.