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Casinos

Ocean Downs

Maryland's second casino opened at Ocean Downs racetrack (around since 1949), built on the site of the former grandstand.

Casino hours: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. five days a week, and until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Racing: Live racing runs June 17-Sept. 2.

Games to play: The casino's 800 slot machines range from penny to $25 plays. It also offers electronic table games including blackjack and roulette.

Entertainment: Ocean Downs doesn't have a separate entertainment calendar, but it's a short drive to the beach if you are looking for something to do after playing the slots.

Where to eat: Pacers restaurant is open during race season. The rest of the time, you can eat at Dine N Dash, which offers sandwiches, snacks and more.

Where to stay: Several options nearby, among them, the Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront at 32nd Street, Ocean City, 866-729-3200.

Getting there: The casino is about 130 miles and a three-hour drive from Baltimore.

Information: 10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin. Call 410-641-0600 or go to oceandowns.com.

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