Elkridge businesses are preparing for their new neighbor: Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills.
The is prominently announcing on its sign along Washington Boulevard that there is a "CASINO NEARBY."
The casino, which currently includes 3,200 slot machines and electronic table games, is holding an official grand opening at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
In advance of that, several agencies have been preparing:
- The Maryland Lottery held a test run Saturday and granted Maryland Live! on Monday.
- to reflect that it now has two entertainment complexes on the grounds.
- The State Highway Administration is to help the flow of traffic. It has to use until the interchange is completed next week.
- Anne Arundel County has put a for public safety.
- Maryland Live! has attracted . Restaurants, a concert venue and 1,500 additional slot machines will arrive in phases through October.
"Upon completion, the full facility will represent the third largest commercial casino in the United States," said Joe Weinberg of The Cordish Companies, developer of Maryland Live!
Maryland Live! at Arundel Mills will be open to the public, Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.