Rockey Gap Could See Gambling

Apr 26, 2013


BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland casino regulators may allow gambling at the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in western Maryland to begin May 22.

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports that the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission is considering an operations license for resort owner Evitts Resort LLC at its meeting Friday in Baltimore. Evitts is a subsidiary of Minnetonka, Minn.-based Lakes Entertainment Inc.

A commission spokeswoman says a demonstration of the resort's slot machines and table games would be held May 20. The casino would open May 22 with 558 slot machines, 10 table games and 250 new employees.

It would be the state's fourth casino. Others are in operation at the Arundel Mills mall in Hanover, the Ocean Downs racecourse near Ocean City and in Perryville.