Local gamblers will have another reason to stop by Maryland Live! in April, when it introduces 122 live table games.
The new live dealers will be in place just after midnight on April 11. The casino also said it will construct a two-story poker room in time for summer.
Gamblers will be able to interact with live dealers playing popular games including blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. The casino is expected to take away about 10 percent of its slot machines to make way for the table games.
About 4,300 slot machines will remain in place.
Maryland Live! said it will construct a two-level poker room in time for this summer, bringing an additional 50 tables.
The introduction of table games is pending regulatory approval.
The casino has been training dealers at a special free school set up at Marley Station Mall. Students will have the chance to audition for as many as 800 dealer jobs at the casino.