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Ocean Downs Casino Grand Opening Rescheduled For January

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Maryland's second casino is pushing back its grand opening for a third time. But the opening of the 700-slot-machine casino, just a few miles from Ocean City, will mark an end of a prolonged construction process.

Ocean Downs officials pushed back the grand opening of the $45 million gaming facility until Jan. 4, after either missing or pushing back earlier target dates due to bad weather and construction delays.

A soft opening is scheduled for Dec. 29 for the state's video lottery agency and more than 1,000 members of the American Legion, who will receive some of the proceeds of the event. And if things run smoothly, gaming officials say they’ll give the 34,000-square-foot casino their final stamp of approval just in time for the much anticipated grand opening.

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