Editor's note: For a longer, updated version of this story, please click here


Maryland Live is planning to open 122 table games to the public on April 11, the casino announced Tuesday.

The Anne Arundel County casino, currently the largest in the state, is removing about 10 percent of its 4,750 slot machines to make room for games that include blackjack, craps, roulette and multiple types of poker, along with a new two-level poker room planned for the summer.

"The addition of live action table games completes the world-class gaming and entertainment experience we have created," Maryland Live president Robert J. Norton said. "The excitement of Vegas-style gaming is now right here in Maryland."

Maryland Live began 24-hour operation in December, which with table games was legalized through a state ballot initiative in last year's election. That initiative also allowed for the creation of a new casino in Prince George's County.

While the Prince George's casino can't open until 2016, Caesars is opening a casino in Baltimore scheduled to open next year, and the troubled Rocky Gap casino in Western Maryland is on track to open in June. Both are planning to add table games.