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Horseshoe exceeds Labor Day weekend expectations

The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore had 50,000 guests walk through its doors over the long weekend.

The number of visitors for the casino’s first weekend exceeded management’s expectations.

It may be partly due to the Navy-Ohio State football game that took place at M&T Bank Stadium next door on Saturday. Many of the fans stopped at the casino before or after the game, according to release from the casino.

The casino is expecting more residual business when the Ravens begin playing home games, and when the city holds the week-long Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, which begins next week.

The casino welcomed 15,000 visitors on its opening night last Tuesday. The large crowd lined up prior to the 9 p.m. opening, circling the edges of the casino’s parking garage. Apparently there hasn’t been such a wait to get in since then.

“We’re off to a very positive start and, despite the strong demand, there are no lines to get into the casino,” Horseshoe General Manager Chad Barnhill said. “We look forward to continuing to build on our city-integrated approach by complementing the many great existing attractions throughout Baltimore.”