Rocky Gap Casino
Allegany County wants to put casino revenue to work, sending local residents to college.
The Rocky Gap Casino near Cumberland is demonstrating its poker tables for Maryland gambling regulators.
The flashy jangle of slot machines is a far cry from the stillness of Rocky Gap State Park in western Maryland, but state and local leaders are betting that this week’s planned casino opening will transform a struggling lakeside lodge into the economic engine its planners envisioned 15 years ago.
The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is holding an open house where gamblers can sign up for a casino loyalty program.
Maryland regulators say the state’s fourth casino could open as early as May 22 at the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland.