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Maryland's largest casino opens for business

Thursday - 6/7/2012, 1:03am  ET

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay kicks off Maryland Live!

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports


HANOVER, Md. (AP) - Gamblers are converging on Maryland's largest casino.

Cars were slowly streaming into the Maryland Live! Casino Wednesday night shortly before its official opening at 10 p.m. It's located next to the Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

The Maryland State Highway Administration was advising drivers to expect a high volume of traffic along Maryland Route 100 and Route 295 through this weekend because of the opening.

The casino has about 3,200 slot machines on opening night. Another 1,550 slot machines are set to be added in a second phase between July and October.

The casino also has five restaurants.

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