FLINTSTONE, Md. (November 6, 2017) – Rocky Gap Casino Resort continues to be a favorite of Maryland casino guests. Strictly Slots Magazine’s “Best of Slots” honored the property with five first place selections and 19 overall awards. Readers of the magazine and slot machine customers voted in multiple categories.
Rocky Gap earned first place honors for “Best 50-cent Slots,” “Casino Where You Feel Luckiest,” “Best Comps,” “Best Players Club Lounge,” and “Friendliest Casino.” The resort also earned eight second place awards and six third place wins.
Rocky Gap General Manager Skylar Dice commented that the Maryland gaming market became more competitive last year with the opening of a new resort in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. corridor. Other Maryland casinos expanded their offerings. The state is home to six casinos.
Dice said that Rocky Gap – one of the state’s smallest casinos – enhanced its 665-device slot machine floor during the year and improved other areas of the resort to increase the guest experience.
“Competition in the state escalated this year and the results in this survey recognized that Rocky Gap continues to listen to all our guests and offers the best slot machine experience in Maryland,” Dice said. “Honors such as recognition in ‘Best of Slots’ are gratifying to our more than 500 team members, whose primary concern is the satisfaction of our guests. At Rocky Gap, we always strive to exceed the expectations of our guests.”
Rocky Gap includes the championship caliber Rocky Gap Golf Course – the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland – and the Spa at Rocky Gap. Rocky Gap has 198 hotel rooms and suites, and a casino with 665 gaming devices and 17 table games.
Rocky Gap earned second place honors in Best of Slots for; “Best Overall Casino,” “Best Variety of Slots,” “Best Video Slots, “Best Progressive Slots,” “Best Penny Slots,” “Best Nickel Slots, “Best High-end Slot Area,” and “Best Slot Club Promotions.”
Third place honors were awarded for; “Best Video Poker,” “Best Reel Slots,” “Best Quarter Slots,” “Best Dollar Slots, “Best $5+ Slots, and “Best Slot Club.”
Rocky Gap is a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN).
About Rocky Gap Casino Resort
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is located in Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland, Maryland in the heart of Allegany County. This location features miles of hiking trails and incredible mountain views. Rocky Gap Casino Resort is a AAA 4-Diamond Award® and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning resort featuring a casino, hotel, events and conference center, Bonkerz Comedy Club, three restaurants and a deli, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland, a spa, indoor pool, fitness center, pro shop, complimentary valet parking, individual parking, and several outdoor recreational activities. The casino features 665 slot machines, 17 table games and two casino bars. The newly opened Lakeside Terrace at Rocky Gap Casino Resort offers a scenic and relaxing outdoor setting with a backdrop that includes Evitts Mountain and the 242-acre Lake Habeeb. The golf course was included in GolfWeek magazine’s list of the best courses to play in Maryland and best casino courses, as well as featured in Golf Digest’s list of America’s 36 Best Buddies-Trip Destinations. Rocky Gap Casino Resort is owned by Golden Entertainment, Inc. More information is available at www.rockygapcasino.com.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates approximately 16,000 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,162 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for more than 7,200 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at nearly 1,000 locations and owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
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