There are several different casinos located just a few hours away from the nation’s capital, with one even situated just outside of Washington, D.C. across the border in Maryland. Since voters in Maryland decided to allow casino gambling in Maryland in 2008, many venues for gambling and entertainment have opened their doors to customers in close proximity to the capital of the United States to provide the excitement of blackjack, slots, betting on horse races, and much more. These casinos also offer award-winning dining and restaurants from acclaimed chefs, as well as various live entertainment and shopping.

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1.Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is located in Charles Town in the state of West Virginia, and is a destination for casino gaming, entertainment, simulcast and live thoroughbred horse races, and award-winning dining. The casino boasts 2,500 slots, all of the favorite games, and a big limit area that offers a chance of huge jackpots. Guests can play live poker, roulette, craps, and blackjack among other world-class games. Amazing dining can be had at the 9 Dragons or the Final Cut Steakhouse. The Hollywood Casino is less than one hour away from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

750 Hollywood Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414, Phone: 800-795-7001

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2.Horseshoe Baltimore

Horseshoe Baltimore
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The Casino at Horshoe Baltimore, Maryland’s second largest casino, contains over 2,500 slot machines, poker games, and a variety of table casino gaming across its gaming floor that spans 122,000 square feet. The casino boasts that it is known of offering the best odds and having the highest limits with its 153 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, and much more. There is something for everyone at the casino. The massive Baltimore Marketplace at the Horshoe Baltimore offers a wide range of dining options, from lounges and bars to food outlets and three premier restaurants.

1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230, Phone: 844-777-7463

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3.Live Casino & Hotel

Live Casino & Hotel
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The Live! Casino and Hotel is open to guests seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, featuring over two hundred table games, a poker room, two high limit rooms, and around four thousand slot machines. The casino also boasts the first outdoor gaming area in the region: the Orchid Gaming and Smoking Patio. If all of that gambling make guests hungry, there’s no shortage of dining options. Restaurants include Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace, highly rated The Prime Rib, Phillips Seafood Express, Luk Fu, En Vivo, and David’s, which offers 24-hour service. Luckies offers expertly crafted espresso and Starbucks drinks.

7002 Arundel Mills Cir #7777, Hanover, MD 21076, Phone: 443-842-7000

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4.MGM National Harbor

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The MGM National Harbor is a premier destination for casino gaming, entertainment, dining, and shopping on the banks of the famous Potomac River, just minutes away from Washington, D.C. The casino resorts features 308 luxurious guest rooms, restaurants of acclaimed chefs, a Theater with 3,000 seats, and a casino floor larger than the White House. The gaming floor consists of 140 table games, which includes a variety of poker, and 3,600 slot machines. The casino has a more elegant atmosphere, with shimmering, bright crystals along the ceiling and natural light from the sports bar’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, Phone: 844-646-6847

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