Friday night, I made my first trip to the Horseshoe Baltimore. In a word - Awesome. Some great bars and restaurants. Plenty of places to watch games. Nice size. And fantastic poker room. Nice lightning and tables and plenty of space. And, best of all, very little wait.
I arrived around 7:00 and took a lap before finding a spot in front of a bar top VP machine. I slipped in a crisp hundred and dwindled down to $40 before hitting quads three times, including quad aces. My heater continues. I cashed out $350 and went exploring.
I rode the escalator up to the second floor and found the Diamond lounge, poker room and several more restaurants. After a quick Miler Lite in the lounge, I went back downstairs and had dinner at Binions. Cabernet, crab cake and a filet:
The food was fantastic.
And after dinner, it was time to hit up the poker room. It was 9:30. On a Friday. Typical wait list at Maryland Live! at that hour - 2 hours, standard. At the Shoe? I waited 3 minutes before getting seated. And the room looked great:
I played a 3.5 hour session and made $406. I played only a handful of hands, but they were all big hands. I think I only showed down once the whole night.
A great evening. Excited to have such a fantastic casino so close to home.