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The Live! Casino & Hotel is one of several options for gamblers around Frederick County. 

Frederick County itself is not home to any gambling locations, but the county is only a short drive from several places where you can play the ponies, work the slots, or shoot some dice.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Just over the Potomac River in West Virginia, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers 75 gaming tables and more than 2,700 slot machines, for gamblers of any taste.

They also feature a 24-hour no-limit poker room, with games going on around the clock at 16 tables, and regular tournaments.

Charles Town also offers horse racing, with live events year-round and simulcast horse or dog racing broadcast every day of the year.

MGM National Harbor

Heading south on Interstate 270 and around the Washington Beltway, the MGM National Harbor hotel and casino offers a variety of poker, slots, and table games.

The choices of table games include blackjack, craps, and roulette, as well as several types of poker.

The casino also has more than 2,800 slot machines in a variety of formats.

There are also 10 restaurants to choose from, including ones owned by celebrity chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio and Jose Andres.

Live! Casino

Going east, the Live! Casino and Hotel in Anne Arundel County provides games and gambling, within a short drive of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Along with the usual gaming options, the casino offers its Orchid Gaming and Smoking Patio, billed as a mix of table games, slots, drinks, and fine cigars.

Rocky Gap Casino and Resort

Rocky Gap Casino Resort overlooks Lake Habeeb and Rocky Gap State Park, and is 8.1 miles from Cumberland in Allegany County.

The casino features 665 slot machines, 17 table games, and two casino bars.

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