Live Updates: What To Expect At Maryland Casinos For New Year’s Eve 2024

Written By Chelsea T. Johnson on December 1, 2021 - Last Updated on February 16, 2022
New Year's Eve at Maryland casinos

The memories of 2021 will soon be in our rearview mirror as New Year’s Eve is just weeks away.

If you haven’t booked your holiday plans, don’t worry. PlayMaryland has you covered with all of the Maryland online casinos‘ upcoming New Year’s promotions and discounts on hotel rooms.

This story will be updated as new promos are added. But for now, take a seat and use this roadmap to plan your New Year’s Eve festivities at MD casino-resorts.

New Year’s Eve at Ocean Downs Casino

$10,000 NYE Cash Bash

What better way to ring in the new year than with some extra cash in your pocket? Ocean Downs Casino will give one lucky winner $10,000 heading into 2022.

For every 100 points earned, Club Ocean members can receive an entry into the $10,000 New Year’s Eve Cash Bash drawing. Loyalty members have until Dec. 31 to gain entries.

On New Year’s Eve at 11:30 p.m., officials will announce the $10,000 winner.

Groove in 2022

The return of bell-bottoms and disco is back for one night.

On New Year’s Eve, Ocean Downs is hosting a 1970s costume party full of light snacks, drinks and $10 free play. The best-dressed couple layered in 1970s swag will win $250 cash.

If you’re coming to this party solo, tickets are $40. And for couples, they’re $75. You can purchase party tickets online.

The dance floor will be rocking from 9 p.m.1 a.m.

Nearby hotels

Ocean Downs Casino doesn’t have its own hotel. But it’s offering special rates for nearby hotels in and around the city of Berlin, and rooms are readily available for New Year’s Eve:

If you book through Ocean City Getaways, a bonus package is available. You can book a two-night/three-day stay at any of the hotels above for $199, and you’ll earn a $200 Ocean Downs casino credit.

Hollywood Casino Perryville’s NYE plans

Free slot play

On New Year’s Eve, Hollywood Casino Perryville is giving away more than $2,000 in free slot play.

Every 15 minutes, the Perryville casino is giving away free slot play to multiple winners from 9:45 a.m. to noon, as well as 9:45 p.m. to midnight. Additionally, the lucky winners at noon and midnight will win an extra $2,022 in free slot play.

No registration is needed for this game of chance.

Nearby hotels

If you’re looking to spend your New Year’s Eve in Perryville, there are many hotels in the area. But unfortunately, only one is located in Perryville: Days Inn by Wyndham. This hotel is a half-mile away from the casino, and there are many rooms available for New Year’s Eve.

There are other hotel options seven miles away from the casino in Harford County, MD. However, a few of them are filling quickly. Here’s a look at the other hotel options with rooms readily available:

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at MGM National Harbor

$2,022 every 22 minutes

Similar to Hollywood Perryville, MGM National Harbor is giving away free play to a few lucky winners. But unlike Hollywood Casino Perryville, MGM National Harbor is raising the stakes to $20,000.

Every 22 minutes from 4:30 p.m.-8:12 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, all active guests playing blackjack will be eligible to receive $2,022 in free play or promotional chips. The last winner at 8:12 p.m. will win $20,022 in free play or promotional chips.

Nearby hotels

Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, MGM National Harbor is all booked up for New Year’s Eve. Hotels in this area are booking quickly as this is a go-to spot for the holiday.

Here are a few options all within a mile of the MGM casino:

As a disclaimer, the AC Hotel is one of my personal faves. It’s a recommended spot for a luxurious, comfy stay with amazing views.

NYE 2022 plans at Live! Casino & Hotel

$100,000 New Year’s Eve Hot Seat

Live! Casino & Hotel is giving away $100,000 in cash ahead of the New Year.

On New Year’s Eve, all Live! Rewards members who are actively playing at a slot machine or table game will be eligible to win $500 in cash. From 10 p.m.-1 a.m., 200 guests will be randomly selected to win $500 each.

Nearby hotels

Live! Hotel is sold out for New Year’s Eve, but there are other hotels in Hanover within a mile or two of the casino:

These hotels will book pretty quickly, so make your plans accordingly.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort’s Dec. 31 plans

Free slot play

Free slot pay has been the theme for a few Maryland casinos, and the same goes for Rocky Gap Casino.

On Dec. 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., you can win up to $2,022 in free slot play. There’s a two-swipe maximum per guest, and for every 300 points, you get one swipe into the free-play contest.

Also on New Year’s Eve from 4-8 p.m., one lucky winner will win $500 in free slot play or promotional chips every half hour. To be eligible, you must be a rewards member actively playing at the time of the drawing.

Nearby hotels

If Flinstone will be your spot to ring in 2022, there’s great news: Rocky Gap Casino is not fully booked for New Year’s Eve. From double-queen to king rooms, accommodations are readily available on Rocky Gap’s website.

Now, if you’re one of those last-minute planners and Rocky Gap Resort happens to get booked up, there are other hotels about 10 miles from the casino:

Ring in new year at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Nearby hotels

If you’re looking to spend the holiday in “Charm City,” Baltimore has many hotels close to Horseshoe Casino. Downtown Baltimore has a lot to offer, in fact, and the hotel options are quite overwhelming. However, a few of the hotels that are located within two miles of the casino are booking quickly, and it’s only going to get busier as we approach December 31.

Here are a few options that are within close distance to Horseshoe:

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