Delaware Casinos

One of the smaller states in the union, Delaware is probably known more for its beaches than its casinos. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Dover is the state capital of Delaware and the population of this tiny state is about 783,600, according to the U.S. Census. It borders New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania and measures in at 96 miles long.

However, where Delaware is short on space, it is certainly long on fun. Between the historical sights, beaches and more, there is definitely fun to be had in Delaware. Delaware casinos are no exception. There are not an abundance of them, as there are in other states, but where they lack in numbers, Delaware casinos make up for in fun, fun, and more fun!

The most popular Delaware casino is Dover Downs, located in the state’s capital city. Spanning more than 91,000 sq. ft., Dover Downs features more than 2,500 slot machines, making it one of the state’s largest casinos. Dover Downs also features live racing.

Speaking of racing, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park Racetrack & Slots, make up the other two Delaware casinos. There may be smaller facilities, but these three are the biggest Delaware casinos.

Harrington Raceway is located in Harrington, Delaware: it features driving and horseracing as well as video lottery machines. Of all of the Delaware casinos, Harrington Raceway is one of the more well rounded casinos found throughout the state. There are more than 1100 different slot machines as well as some of the best-horse racing in this region.

Lastly, Delaware Park Racetrack & Slots completes the trio of Delaware casinos. This Delaware casino also features an array of slot machines as well as live horse racing and more. This Delaware casino also features a restaurant and the space for the slot machines covers two levels. Like the Harrington Raceway, Delaware Park Racetrack & Slots caters mainly to a crowd that enjoys horseracing and is one of the more lucrative casinos in the region.

Delaware casinos may not be high in number as other larger cities or states. However, the three Delaware casinos that do operate inside the state line have grandiose facilities that are ready to tickle the average customer’s fancy and make for an exciting day at the slots, races and more. What this state lacks in numbers, it certainly makes up for in fun. Delaware casinos offer gamblers an opportunity to be involved in two major sides of gambling — slots and racing. Finally, Delaware casinos allow gamblers to enjoy spending time betting money, winning money, and having fun with one of their favorite sources of entertainment.

Cordish Plans to Open Temporary Gambling House In the Garage Early Next Year

David Cordish, the developer of the upcoming largest casino in Maryland said that they have a plan to install 2000 slot machines on the ground floor to run their casino business on a temporary basis. The projected time for the opening of the temporary casino is late 2011.

Joe Weinberg, director of development for the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos told the state’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, “To expedite the project, we looked at a lot of different options”. “We’ve been using the word temporary, but this is really a phasing in of the permanent project.”

Though the temporary casino would contain only half of the total proposed slot machines, it would still be the largest gambling house of Maryland. The services that will be provided at the garage parlor will be of high standard.

Cordish Cos. has a plan to construct the building in two phases. The first level is the garage which will hold half of the authorized 4750 slot machines and include a bar and a buffet.

But the more anticipating features like Cheesecake Factory, a Rams Head-brand live music venue and a Bobby Flay restaurant will be available in the final building. The garage will be opened for parking vehicles after the second phase of construction is finished. The estimated time for the construction to be finished is one year after the completion of first phase.

Some people wanted Cordish to build a temporary tent-like facility as they did so in the time of constructing Indiana Live! Casino. But the slot commission said that same plan might not be successful here at Maryland. That’s why they wanted to present the customers with a permanent structure rather than a tent-like short term gambling house.

Rick Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Gov. Martin O’Malley, also sounded upbeat about the Cordish proposal.

The application of the Cordish’s permanent casino is under process and expected to be approved by early next year but they have not submitted the application for their short term garage casino.

Some changes might come in the plan of the Maryland Live! Casino. The initial plan was to build a casino of 200000 square feet area consisting of a six-story garage with 4000 parking spaces.

Commissioner Linda Read asked the number of workers needed during the construction process of the first phase.

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