I had very low expectations for my first visit to Maryland Live! While I enjoy Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos, the I-95 corridor casinos that I have visited in the past have been, well, pretty trashy and left me with a "dirty" feeling that I had just taken part in something other than just gambling (like taking money from people who truly could not afford to lose it).
The lack of smoking inside the casino is a BIG plus in my book. Additionally, they have recently added table games, so it truly is a Vegas-style casino now.
Once curious thing - you cannot access any of the three main dining venues (Prime Rib, Bobby Flay or Cheesecake Factory) directly from the casino floor. You must exit out the "gate" (really just a four foot glass partition) and enter the restaurants. However, you can access the Buffet, Phillips and Noodles directly from the floor. Very strange!
Overall a very nice casino that is the most convenient to Washington, D.C. - until MGM builds their resort at National Harbor, that is!
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