Ocean Downs Casino Gets Final Approval To Operate Slots | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Ocean Downs Casino Gets Final Approval To Operate Slots

Play associated audio

Maryland is one step closer to opening its second slots casino as Ocean Downs, located just a few miles from Ocean City, has received final approval for a lottery license.

Ocean Downs casino has been granted the business license from the Maryland State Lottery Commission to operate 700 slot machines at the newly renovated 34,000-square-foot casino here in Worcester County.

Hundreds of people have been hired to work at the $45 million casino, and they are poised to host lottery officials and more than a thousand members of the American Legion, who will test the facility during the scheduled soft opening on Dec. 29.

The official grand opening for the public is slated for Jan. 4, as Ocean Downs will join the Hollywood Casino in Perryville as the only two slots parlors to open since voters legalized slots in 2008.

NPR

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
NPR

Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.
NPR

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.