Maryland casinos have round-the-clock liquor licenses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - For players at three of Maryland's casinos, there's never a last call for alcohol, as long as the games keep playing.

The Washington Post reports that unlike other bars in the state, three of Maryland's four casinos can serve alcohol around the clock. It's the result of a series of laws from the General Assembly and the gambling expanding referendum that voters approved last year.

That means last call is gone forever at Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Rocky Gap Casino in western Maryland.

Some restaurant and bar owners complain the casinos have an unfair advantage. That's worrying bars and restaurants in Baltimore where the state's fifth casino will open near the Inner Harbor. The new casino plans to operate 24 hours.