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Casino expansion includes 10 table games, restaurant

Dec 21, 2017
Photo by: File Photo Ten new table games, including blackjack and Texas hold em, were added in a recent expansion at the Casino at Ocean Downs. The facility, on Route 589 near Ocean Pines, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m.

(Dec. 22, 2017) As the dust settles from recent expansion work to include table games as part of an additional 35,000 square feet of floor space, the Casino at Ocean Downs will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at the facility on Route 589 near Ocean Pines.

General Manager Bobbi Sample said casino patrons could now try their luck in a pit of 10 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker and ultimate Texas hold em.

“The casino has been working on an expansion of our building to give us space for table games and additional slot machines,” she said. “We are also adding 100 more slot machines to bring our overall total to 900 games.”

For the past month, Sample said work crews have been reconfiguring the casino, which originally opened in January 2011, to enhance comfort for patrons and replace carpeting, in addition to introducing a new culinary concept, all of which will more than double the size of the facility.

“The expansion will include a full service restaurant called Poseidon’s Pub, which will serve casual pub fare with an upscale flare, merging the traditional with the innovative,” she said.

In anticipation of the increased crowds due to the addition of game tables, Sample said a significant number of new staff, which typically averages 230 members, have been hired.

“The expansion … will create about 100 new jobs at the casino,” she said.

For more information about Ocean Downs, visit www.oceandowns.com.


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