Environmental concerns have halted construction of Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s planned casino in downtown Baltimore.
According to the Baltimore Sun, a judge stopped construction on the $400 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore until a hearing can be held Friday. Area residents filed a lawsuit alleging that the city and state improperly approved an inadequate cleanup of industrial contamination at the site.
Caesars Entertainment declined comment on the ruling.
Caesars is developing the Horseshoe Baltimore in conjunction with Rock Gaming of Detroit. The casino is expected to open in 2014 with a 110,000-square-foot casino featuring slot machines, table games, a World Series of Poker room and two restaurants. The property will include a 20,000-square-foot “Taste of Baltimore” food court and three lounges.