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Maryland Casino Trifecta

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by hail2skins, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. hail2skins

    hail2skins Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    This morning on my way back from the Philly area I decided to pop in to three casinos in Maryland which were on my way to the DC area. I had never been to Hollywood Perryville, briefly had stopped by Horseshoe Baltimore on Saturday morning, and had been to Maryland Live twice. A few observations on the table games from those interested:

    Hollywood Perryville (time visited 1115 am): small operation with one craps table, one roulette table, six blackjack, and six other games (3CP, etc). Craps and 3CP both $5 min, blackjack $10. Nice enough place......there's a nice sports bar type restaurant there, but aside from the few tables and all the slots, not much else.

    Horseshoe Baltimore (time visited 1200 pm): blackjack mostly $15 (was mostly $25 on Saturday morning), although there were about four $10 tables downstairs. Craps mostly $25 with a couple of $15s. 3CP was $5 (had been $10 on Saturday morning).

    Maryland Live (time visited 100 pm): blackjack mostly $15 with a few $10, craps mostly $15, 3CP was $10.

    Maybe if I had thought about it earlier in the trip I should've popped into Delaware Park.....stopped there a few years ago and remember the minimums being fairly low.

    I really like Horseshoe Baltimore......its just nice and bright compared to the dark decor of Maryland Live. They have a nice food court area downstairs as well and even had a live band playing at noon on a Monday. Just wish some of those minimums (esp craps) were lower, although $10 blackjack isn't bad. Can't wait to see what MGM brings to the National Harbor in 2016!

    Anyway, just thought I'd share my observations, especially for those in the DC area who like table games and who might want an alternative to a shrinking and less appealing Atlantic City. A few months ago I did pop into Charles Town briefly and their minimums were in the ~$10 range, which was far better from when they first opened and mostly certainly was a result of the hit they are taking from the MD casinos.
     
  2. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    Just was at Baltimore Horshoe. Yes, nice casino. Yes, table min's are way too high. I was able to find some playable vp on www.vpfree2 and the games were there. My big find was that if you book a comped room with CZR they will put you up in the Inner Harbor (we were placed in the Hyatt Regency!) and they even pay the daily parking fee. There are NO charges to you for the hotel stay in any way. Yee-ha! Had a wonderful meal at Binion's Steak house…really good. Had very mediocre meal at Jonny Sanchez. Food is all overpriced but there are definitely some really good choices you can make in meals. Diamond 'Lounge' is just a bar with cheap drinks (Best deal is Jack Daniels drink for $1.50, I had a Crown Royal manhattan for $3.50) and small dish of nuts. Many other bars around the casino and some really good live music every afternoon and evening with different local bands. Really good venue for the music.
    Stu
     
  3. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Craps at Perryville was a $5 minimum? It has been $10 for the longest time! I guess the competition moved them.

     
  4. chess

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    Great post... I prefer Horseshoe over MD Live for numerous reasons... the limits for craps are a little silly, I do have a CL there at horseshoe so I dont have to carry cash if I want to play. On a Friday at 1pm, the limits were 2 15 dollar tables and 2 25 tables.....

    Of course the 25 dollar tables werent filled....

    MGM is closer for me obviously in SoMD so they will get a ton of my play in 2 years :)
     
  5. LandryBalla9

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    Definitely agree on the Horseshoe over MD Live. I really don't win at either, but you midas well keep the comps rolling at a CET property if you're going to play.

    Let me know if any of you guys in the area (I live in DC) wanna meet up for some blackjack/VP!

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    Yeah, Perryville is dirt cheap (I hit it occasionally on the drive to AC for a quick laugh). The casino staff there is really pleasant as well.

     
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