The Timonium Fairgrounds will have off track betting, (also known as OTB,) but will not have a casino now or in the future, according to an agreement made between the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland State Fairgrounds, and the Greater Timonium Council on March 18, 2016.

According to a WBAL radio post on the topic, the agreement is that the Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland State Fairgrounds, or any future owners will not apply for a casino license, and in return, the Great Timonium Council would drop its’ opposition to the OTB project in the works for the grounds.

The OTB parlor is scheduled to open within the next few weeks. Hours are planned to be 11am-8pm during the early part of the week, and potentially until 10pm on weekends and latter part of the week.

I am sure the Timonium community will feel reassured knowing that their voices were heard loud and clear! Community involvement is so important!