Caesars-led group gets OK to run Baltimore casino


Maryland’s casino program gathered momentum Tuesday as officials gave the go-ahead for a two-story casino near the Camden Yards stadium complex in Baltimore, even as the developers of a Western Maryland casino were allowed to scale back plans for Rocky Gap.

The state’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission awarded the license for Baltimore’s casino to an affiliate of Caesars Entertainment, putting the city on track to open a gambling parlor in 2014. The company, CBAC Gaming, plans to operate 3,750 slots on a parcel off Russell Street downtown. It will operate under the name Harrah’s Baltimore.