Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which Tuesday night became the fifth gaming hall to open in Maryland in as many years, features 122,000 feet of gaming space. With a price tag of $442 million and only 12 miles from its direct competition, Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, it is located just south of the harbor on Russell Street in the shadow of M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards.
The sparkly new entertainment facility is outfitted with dozens of enormous hand-strung glass chandeliers and Italian marble throughout the gaming area. Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, it boasts 2,500 video lottery terminals, more than 100 table games and a high-stakes game room and private gambling room and will be a stop for the World Series of Poker.
If gambling isn’t your desire, said Noah Hirsch, Horseshoe Baltimore vice president of marketing, the casino is “a complete entertainment package,” featuring live entertainment every night and three premium restaurants. A highly promoted perk is the Caesars Loyalty Card Program, which earns members points for every dollar spent at any Caesars entertainment complex and enters them in drawings.
Hirsch called the program “a huge differentiator” for the casino. The first grand prize winner, he said, “right out of the gate could win an Aston Martin.” Hirsch added there are already about 800,000 rewards members in the area.
The attached seven-story 3,357-space parking garage is free to visitors except on M&T Bank Stadium event days. Free Charm City Circulator routes service the casino, and there are shuttles from the Hyatt and Sheraton hotels downtown.