Horseshoe Baltimore

If the Shoe Fits

The Lowdown on Baltimore’s First Casino

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Three good reasons to go to Baltimore: pit beef sandwiches, crab cakes, Berger cookies. Three possibly better reasons: blackjack, poker, roulette. Yup, Charm City’s getting a casino. It’s called Horseshoe Baltimore and it opens next Tuesday. (See the slideshow here.)

Here now, the critical stats:

Distance from the end of the B/W Parkway to the casino: 1/2 block
Distance to the Ravens’ stadium and Camden Yards, respectively: 0.5 and 0.7 miles
Square feet of the gaming floors: 122,000
Which is...: 2 football fields’ worth
Tables in the poker room: 25
Months before it holds a World Series of Poker satellite tournament: 6
Slot machines: 2,500
Cost to play the Flashdance machine: $0.01
Outdoor terraces where you can play open-air slots: 8
Taps at the all-local B’More Beers bar: 18
Hours that the two-level 14Forty bar stays open: all 24
Other bars that can do that in Baltimore: 0
Celebrity chefs involved here: 4 (John Besh, Aarón Sánchez, Duff Goldman and—ahem—Guy Fieri)
Tequila barrels over the bar at Johnny Sánchez (pictured, right), Besh and Sánchez’s taqueria: 32
Chairs in the private, glass-walled tequila tasting room: 2
Amount you’ll be up by the time you leave here: $5,000

Give or take $6,000.

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Horseshoe Baltimore
1525 Russell St
Baltimore, MD 21230
443-931-4200
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