Rocky Gap Casino Resort Gaming Overview
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is situated in the Northwest corner of Maryland, not too far from the Pennsylvania state line in Flinstone. It is the smallest of the six Maryland casinos with 50,000 square feet of gaming space containing 600 slot machines and 15 table games.
Rocky Gap lacks both a poker room and an off-track betting parlor, and it also does not have a retail sportsbook. However, Rocky Gap is one of the casinos in Maryland with an attached hotel. The Rocky Gap hotel boasts 200 rooms in addition to a spa. Rocky Gap is also the only casino in the Golden Entertainment portfolio that is not located in Nevada. In the Silver State, Golden is best known for the chain of PTs Taverns but also owns the Las Vegas Strip casino The Strat.
Read on to learn more about what you can expect to find at Rocky Gap Casino Resort.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort information
Address: 16701 Lakeview Road NE, Flintstone, MD 21530
Phone number: (301) 784-8400
Opened in: 2013
Retail sportsbook: No
Online sportsbook: No
Gaming floor: 50,000 square feet
Slots: Over 600
Table games: 15
Poker room: No
Off-track betting: No
Hotel: Yes, 200 rooms
Will Rocky Gap open a sportsbook?
When Maryland legalized sports betting in 2021, most of the state’s casinos were eager to apply for licenses. Indeed, five of six Maryland casinos did apply for sports betting licenses, and all five now have retail sportsbooks up and running. However, one casino announced it would not be considering adding sports betting, Rocky Gap Casino Resort.
Rocky Gap is eligible for a Class A-2 license, which involves a $1 million upfront fee and a $300,000 renewal fee every five years. In exchange, the license would permit Rocky Gap to offer both retail and online sports betting. Indeed, Rocky Gap made it clear to the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency its intention not to apply. Due to their decision, we here at playmaryland.com are unsure as to whether Rocky Gap would be interested in offering online casino services should the opportunity arise
Rocky Gap Casino Resort gaming
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is open 24 hours a day. Like all Maryland casinos, Rocky Gap is smoke-free. There’s an outdoor smoking deck located just off the main casino floor. The gaming floor has all of the game selections most people would expect from a modern casino. Let’s take a look at the games available on the casino floor.
Rocky Gap slot games
Rocky Gap Casino Resort has over 660 slot machines, including video poker. In fact, in 2019 Rocky Gap won a few slot machine awards in Maryland as voted upon by readers of Strictly Slots magazine:
- Best Reel Slots
- Best Penny Slots
- Best 50-cent Slots
The casino also won some gaming adjacent awards in other categories, including Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Comps, Best Players Club Lounge and Friendliest Casino.
Rocky Gap Casino offers slots for both low rollers and high rollers. All guests can choose from a selection of the newest slot games like Lightning Link and a variety of related “Link” games. Big spenders can play slots with denominations as high as $25 per credit.
Rocky Gap table games
Rocky Gap has a total of 16 table games. The casino offers traditional games along with some newer card games and side bets. The table games at Rocky Gap include the following:
- Lucky Ladies Blackjack
- Double Deck Pitch Blackjack
- Bonus Craps
- Mississippi Stud
- Three Card Poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Rocky Gap Casino poker
The casino does not offer live poker at this time.
Rocky Gap Casino loyalty and lottery games
Lottery players will enjoy being able to play these games at Rocky Gap Casino. Signatures Bar and Grill offers “loyalty games” that are known by many as lottery games. Loyalty games are available at Signatures Bar and Grill and on the casino floor. Rocky Gap Casino offers the following loyalty games:
- Pick 3
- Pick 4
- Mega Millions
- Power Ball
Rocky Gap entertainment and amenities
Rocky Gap Casino Resort offers entertainment options and amenities beyond the casino floor.
Signatures Bar & Grill typically offers live entertainment from April to October. When there isn’t live entertainment, the bar and restaurant offer a great place to grab a drink and meal with beautiful views and multiple TVs to watch the games. Meanwhile the new 4,000-square-foot Lakeside Grille offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as beautiful views overlooking the lake.
Rocky Gap Casino also features Maryland’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The 7,000-yard par 72 golf course also features a large driving range with 50 places, two large putting greens and two chipping areas.
The Spa at Rocky Gap Casino offers massages and a variety of salon services. Rocky Gap Casino also offers a large space for groups to gather for anything from work meetings to a golf tournament meetup.
In addition to the property amenities, Rocky Gap Casino is surrounded by amenities from the state park including an amphitheater, hiking trails and Lake Habeeb.
History of Rocky Gap Casino
The Rocky Gap Resort and Golf Course was first developed in 1998 by the Maryland Economic Development Corporation. However, the casino didn’t come into play for more than a decade until after teh resort was purchased by a subsidiary of Lakes Entertainment of Minnetonka, Minnesota in April 2012.
Rocky Gap Casino opened its doors on May 22, 2013. Lakes Entertainment then merged with current operator Golden Entertainment in 2015. The combined company now has 10 casinos in Nevada and Maryland including The Strat on the Vegas Strip. Rocky Gap Casino is linked with the other properties through Golden Entertainment’s True Rewards loyalty program.