The two-story poker room will host state regulators on August 26 for a demonstration. The casino hopes to open the poker room to the general public on August 28.
The 14,800-square-foot room is under construction and “is well on schedule,” said Rob Norton, Maryland Live’s vice president and general manager. “We feel our timelines are very safe.”
More than 100 individuals are now learning the game of poker at the casino’s dealer school, Norton said, and plenty of experienced dealers are being hired from other states.
The room will offer a wide array of games “to accommodate every level of player from the casual player to big games,” said Mike Smith, the casino’s director of poker operations.
With 52 tables, it will be the largest poker room in the region.