By Jeff Barker
1:04 PM EDT, May 1, 2013
The Rocky Gap Casino Resort hopes to open its doors for gaming in three weeks. In the meantime, the resort said today it’s holding an open house this Saturday to offer customers – and the merely curious – a glimpse of the resort’s upgrades
The open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will allow the resort to show off its new hotel lobby and room renovations. Guests will be permitted to sign up for a loyalty program that will offer players points for frequent play on slots or table games. Points can be redeemed for slots play or hotel stays, spa services or other amenities. Players signing up at the open house get $10 in free play that they can use when the casino opens.
Rocky Gap, located off Interstate 68 near Cumberland, will become the state's fourth casino, and its smallest.
The casino won’t be open Saturday. Maryland's gaming control commission has granted the resort preliminary approval to begin gaming operations on May 22, pending the results of a controlled demonstration on the 20th.
Evitts Resort, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Lakes Entertainment, plans to have 558 slot machines plus 10 table games at the casino. The table games will include Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Mississippi Stud Poker and Three Card Poker.
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