In 2010, Hollywood Casino Perryville was the first legal casino to open in the state of Maryland. Though Maryland has since added a number of other higher-profile casinos to its portfolio, Hollywood Perryville is regarded as the state’s best-kept secret. The casino is located just off of I-95, which is one of the busiest highways in the United States.
This casino boasts more than 75,000 square feet of gaming space, but because it is a standalone casino, there are no hotel rooms or convention space. In the grand scheme of things, Hollywood Perryville is not a large casino and pales in comparison to those that exist on the Vegas Strip or in Atlantic City. With that said, it is extremely clean, neatly organized, and staffed with a workforce that is eager and willing to help with anything you might need.
Parking at the casino is readily available in the vast parking lot, and valet parking is available if you pull up to the main entrance. The charge for valet parking varies depending on time of day, time of year, and day of the week, but it is generally affordable. With that said, the casino is rarely so crowded that parking is difficult to come by. If you park in the lots, you will not have to pay anything.
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The casino at Hollywood Perryville is perfect for players looking for a calm, relaxed atmosphere. The casino itself is small in size and easy to navigate. The crowds are rarely so large that you find yourself climbing over people just to get a seat at a table or find an open slot game. From the second you walk through the main entrance, it is clear to see that the casino floor is mostly dominated by slots (more than 1,500 machines to be exact). Table games are conveniently located adjacent to one another in the center of the floor.
If you are looking to place especially large, high-limit wagers, Hollywood Perryville is not the place to do it. Their games feature minimums of anywhere from $5-$10 with maximums that rarely exceed $1,000. Their blackjack games are all 3/2 and the only version of roulette that exists is American, or double zero.
Currently, there are no baccarat tables that exist at Hollywood Perryville.
In the central gaming area of the casino floor, there are a total of 6 blackjack tables. During peak hours on the weekend and during holidays, all 6 tables will be running games. On an average weekday night, however, you will find only about two or three tables active at any given time. The minimum wager at Hollywood’s blackjack tables is $10, however the lower limit games can sometimes be lowered to $5. The maximum wager at blackjack here is $500.
As we mentioned above, every table pays 3/2 for blackjack, which is something we are seeing less and less of these days. During our last visit, we were told by casino staff that on especially busy nights they will open a blackjack table where the minimum bet is $25. Of course, this happens infrequently and is far from the norm as far as the lower blackjack wager limit is concerned.
There is only one craps table at Hollywood Perryville, and the betting range is $5-$3,000. As far as single wagers are concerned, Hollywood’s craps table is where the largest single bets can be made. As you could have probably guessed, the single craps table is located in the center of the casino floor along with the other table games.
There are two roulette tables at Hollywood Perryville, both of which are American, or Double-0, roulette. The bet range is $10-$100 per spin.
– Three Card Poker ($10 minimum)
– Four Card Poker ($10 minimum)
– Spanish 21 ($10 minimum)
– Ultimate Texas Hold’em ($5 minimum)
As we have been saying all along, and as is made clear by the total quantity of games mentioned above, the table games section of Hollywood Perryville is quite small when compared to larger, more well-known casinos such as those that exist in Atlantic City. What Hollywood lacks in total number of games, they make up for with helpful dealers, a clean casino, and a generally pleasant gambling environment.
Hollywood Perryville does not currently offer any sort of high limit room nor any high limit games. The betting ranges mentioned above are what you will have to work with when it comes to table games.
There are more than 1,500 slot games available at Hollywood Perryville, and they range from the newest releases to classic games that have been around for decades. All of the machines are modern, kept in good order, and are organized just right. The casino floor is split into two sections by the middle table games area, and in each of these sections you will find almost exclusively slot games.
Sticking with the general theme of the casino, most of the slot games boast lower betting limits. The service staff is extremely attentive to slots players and you can rest-assured that a waitress will never be too far from your seat.
There are video poker machines at Hollywood Perryville, but the lack of terminals leaves a bit to be desired. In fact, there are only a handful of machines that do not exist at the casino’s main bar. All of the machines are equipped with a selection of games that will meet the standards of even the most demanding casino patron.
Minimum base bets are typically about $0.25 here, and maximum VP bets top out around $5, though the exact limit depends on the game you are playing. All in all, the video poker at Hollywood Perryville is great for a passive VP player, but will more than likely disappoint the very serious video poker player.
The poker room at Hollywood Perryville is situated off to the right as soon as you enter the casino, though it is not clearly marked. There are a total of eight poker tables, however you will be hard-pressed to find more than one or two with active games at any one time.
The main game offered is $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em, but there are also $2/$5 NLHE games available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
During our last visit, we spoke with the manager of the poker room and he explained that Hollywood Casino Perryville does technically offer all varieties of poker. With that said, Hold’em is about the only game that is ever actually being played.
As far as limits are concerned, it is almost a guarantee that you will never find a game higher than $2/$5. This is yet another reason why Hollywood Perryville is the perfect casino for a passive gambler who is looking to enjoy themselves. You will not find any hardcore poker grinders on this casino floor.
Due to Maryland state law, there is no sportsbook at Hollywood Perryville.
There is just one restaurant and one bar located at Hollywood Perryville. The lone restaurant is The Greene Turtle and is a favorite of any Marylander. The cuisine can best be described as high-quality sports bar foods such as burgers, sandwiches, and wings. The relaxed atmosphere is great for any type of occasion, and the large number of TVs means that you will never miss any sporting event. As far as pricing is concerned, most meals are available for less than $20.