Memorial Day At Maryland Casinos: Mask Mandates And Capacity Updates

Posted on May 27, 2021 - Last Updated on July 19, 2021

Perhaps the Memorial Day weekend will mark your return to some semblance of normal life. Maybe it’ll even include a trip to some Maryland casinos.

This annual holiday weekend traditionally ushers in the summer fun each year.

However, Memorial Day 2021 is truly a special one. It follows more than a year of social-distancing measures and other coronavirus-related precautions.

For the first time in a long time, Maryland residents are ready to play.

Maryland casinos on Memorial Day weekend

According to the Maryland Department of Health, more than 69% of Marylanders have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

With the risks now reduced and coronavirus cases in MD sharply trending down, Gov. Larry Hogan lifted all pandemic-related restrictions as of May 15.

However, what does that mean for Maryland casinos, their guests and their staff members?

If you’re ready to hit the slots and play some cards this weekend, what can you expect? Are masks really no longer required, and are there any capacity restrictions? For the most part, yes. But not all in cases.

PlayMaryland.com checked in with all of the MD casinos for the latest updates heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

All of the casino properties are still doing thorough cleaning and sanitization. Additionally, nearly all restaurants, shops and entertainment venues are open or in the process of reopening.

As you’ll see, there’s little standing in the way of you and a typical casino experience.

MGM National Harbor

Location: Oxon Hill (101 MGM National Ave.)
Hours: Open 24 hours per day
Masks: Masks are still required
Capacity restrictions: None
Staff requirements: All employees must wear masks and undergo a pre-shift health screening.

Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Location: Hanover (7002 Arundel Mills Circle)
Hours: Open 24 hours per day
Masks: Voluntary for all guests
Capacity restrictions: None
Staff requirements: All employees must wear masks and undergo a pre-shift health screening.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Location: Baltimore (1525 Russell St.)
Hours: Open 24 hours per day
Masks: Voluntary for all guests
Capacity restrictions: None
Staff requirements: All employees must wear masks and undergo a pre-shift health screening.

Hollywood Casino Perryville

Location: Perryville (1201 Chesapeake Overlook Parkway)
Hours: Open 24 hours per day
Masks: Voluntary for all guests
Capacity restrictions: None
Staff requirements: All employees must wear masks and undergo a pre-shift health screening.

Ocean Downs

Location: Berlin
Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily
Masks: Voluntary for all guests
Capacity restrictions: None
Staff requirements: All employees must wear masks and undergo a pre-shift health screening.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Location: Flintstone (16701 Lakeview Road NE)
Hours: Open 24 hours
Masks: Voluntary for all guests
Capacity restrictions: None
Employee policy: All employees must wear masks and undergo a pre-shift health screening.

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