Maryland resort plans to open casino in late May near Cumberland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in western Maryland hopes to have a casino open in late May with 558 slot machines and 10 table games.

Tim Cope, president of Evitts Resort LLC, told a state commission on Thursday the company also plans to begin construction on new meeting space at the facility near Cumberland around the time the casino opens.

Cope says he hopes the new meeting space will be open to the public in the late fall to make up for some of the meeting space being used to create the casino.

Cope also says there will be slightly more meeting space at the facility than before.