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Horseshoe says casino drew 50,000 in opening weekend

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore says it drew more than 50,000 guests over the three-day Labor Day weekend — its first weekend since attracting about 15,000 to its opening on Aug. 26.

The casino said the crowds exceeded expectations. Horseshoe, owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp., benefitted from its location near M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens' stadium hosted the Ohio State-Navy game on Saturday.

Attendance was listed as 57,579.

"Many of those who attended Saturday's Navy-Ohio State football game at M&T Bank Stadium visited the casino prior to or after the game, generating significant business at the slot machines, table games, bars and restaurants," the casino said in a release.

Jeff.Barker@baltsun.com

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