Live! Casino and Hotel: Gaming and Sports Betting Overview
Located in Hanover, Live! Casino and Hotel draws many visitors from both Washington, DC and Baltimore. Accordingly, Live! is the second busiest casino in Maryland, trailing only MGM National Harbor.
The property is the first Live! branded casino from The Cordish Companies. The group has since expanded to offer Live! casinos in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh as well. In addition to casinos, Cordish is also responsible for large entertainment areas like Texas Live! and Xfinity Live!
Accordingly, Live! Casino and Hotel in Maryland is surrounded by things to do like a movie theater, restaurants, bars and shopping. Within the casino, there is also a ton of options for entertainment. In addition to a giant gaming floor full of slots and table games, the casino also boasts the largest poker room in the state with 50 tables as well as a retail and online FanDuel Sportsbook.
Read on for an overview of everything you can expect to find when visiting Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland.
Live! Casino and Hotel information
Address: 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076
Phone number: (443) 822-7000
Opened in: 2012
Retail sportsbook: Yes
Online sportsbook: Yes, through FanDuel
Gaming floor: 160,000 square feet
Slots: Over 3,800
Table games: 190
Poker room: Yes, 50 tables
Off-track betting: No
Hotel: Yes, 310 rooms
Live! Casino and Hotel gaming
Live! is a property that is basically a full-service casino. Whatever form of gambling is legal in Maryland, Live! Hotel and Casino has it. Let’s run down what you will find on its gaming floor.
Live! Casino slots games
Live! Casino has the largest selection of casino slots in Maryland with nearly 4,000 machines. The most notable has to be one of the slots boasting a $1 million jackpot, with substantial Giant Jackpots and Junior Jackpots as well.
The stakes of the machines range from a penny a pull to the high stakes. In addition to offering a wide range of stakes, there are plenty of notable titles and fan favorites, including:
- Blazing 7s
- Buffalo Diamond
- Double Diamond
- Fortune Coin
- Game of Thrones
- Lightning Cash
- Wheel of Fortune
Since smoking is not allowed in any casino, the options for smokers who want to play can be limited. Live! Casino and Hotel is one of the MD properties that features an outdoor gaming patio with machines where smoking is permitted.
Live! Casino table games
The table games at Live cover all of the bases including roulette, craps and blackjack, but there are a ton of options beyond that. Even the classic games have a little variety. You can play at a standard table or use one with a real dealer and an electronic table that can speed up the action.
If you are a jackpot hunter at the slots table, you might want to try out STAX Super 4 Progressive Blackjack. This $5 bonus bet has five different progressive jackpots attached to it.
Live! Casino and Hotel poker room
Thanks to a deal with the World Poker Tour, the notoriety of Live! Casino’s poker room extends beyond Maryland. The 50-table room regularly hosts WPT events that draw some of the biggest names in the poker world. For instance, the popular Mid Atlantic Poker Open takes place every January.
When there aren’t tournaments running, there are always numerous cash tables open with both no-limit Texas hold’em and Omaha games. Mixed games and stud games occasionally run, too. There are often promotions like high-hand jackpots.
Sports betting at Live! Hotel & Casino
The new FanDuel Sportsbook opened its doors at Live! Hotel and Casino in December 2021. The retail sportsbook features both personal betting windows and 24/7 kiosks. While MGM National Harbor generally leads the way among Maryland casinos in terms of monthly revenue, the FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! has become the leader in the state for sports betting as the most popular location to place a sports wager and there will be no hesitation for Live! Hotel & Casino to offer online casino gambling as soon as that is a possibility for them.
Right next to the sportsbook is Sports & Social Maryland, a massive sports bar with a 100-foot viewing wall, 40 HD televisions, in-venue gaming tables and plenty of food and drink options.
In November 2022, Live! Casino furthered its partnership with the FanDuel Group as a land-based partner for the online FanDuel Maryland sportsbook.
Live! Casino and Hotel amenities
It is hard to discuss the dining and entertainment options of Live! Casino and Hotel without discussing all of the venues and restaurants located around the property. Some of the adjacent restaurants to the property include:
- Olive Garden
- Yard House
- Dave & Busters
- Medieval Times
In addition, Arundel Mills Mall is nearby with a number of popular national chain stores.
There’s plenty to do inside the casino as well. Here’s a look at the many amenities located within the property.
Live! Casino Hotel
There is an attached hotel to the casino which has around 300 rooms. They range from standard rooms to suites. The hotel offers several packages that combine casino credit, spa packages, hotel stays and more for an entire vacation experience. Special rates are available for senior citizens and veterans.
Live! Casino dining
Between the restaurants at the casino and those surrounding the property, there are roughly two dozen dining options. Here are the dining options at Live! Casino and Hotel along with brief explanations of what you’ll find at each:
- 8 at Luku Fu: Asian fusion
- Bobby’s Burger Palace: Upscale burgers
- Cheesecake Factory: Continental cuisine
- David’s: Continental cuisine
- En Vivo: Latin cuisine
- Luckies: Quick service coffee
- Luku Fu: Dim sum and noodles
- Morty’s: Deli food
- Orchid Kitchen: Sports bar fare
- The Prime Rib: Upscale steakhouse
The Hall at Live! Casino
A steady stream of musicians, comedians and performers pass through Live! Casino’s concert venue, The Hall. The venue opened in 2019. It is a three-story 75,000 square-foot space. Concert set-ups ranged from dinner theaters to general seating. Accordingly, the capacity of the venue ranges from 1,800-4,400 people.
Live! Casino and Hotel history
Live! Casino first opened its doors on June 6, 2012 with The Cordish Companies rolling out the launch in phases over the next year-plus. In Sept. more slots were added, bringing the total to nearly 5,000. Then in Dec. the casino began to remain open 24 hours and seven days a week.
In April 2013 the property added over 120 table games as well as a number of electronic table games and even more slots. Finally in Aug. 2013 came the debut of the casino’s new 50-table poker room which soon after began hosting World Poker Tour stops and other events.
Later in 2018 construction completed on the hotel which along with a new conference center finally opened. In Dec. 2021, Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLP) acquired the land and real estate assets for Live! Casino from The Cordish Companies in a $1.14 billion transaction. That deal created a partnership between the two companies that allowed Cordish to retain ownership while involving GLP in future developments.