Rob Norton is becoming a pro at feeding dragons.
If Luk Fu had opened any where else, it might not have attracted much notice. But it is in the middle of a two-year-old casino, the first of three slated to open along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the next three years. The other two are Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, which is expected to begin operating later this summer, and MGM’s planned casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s County.
As customers, Asian gamblers are a coveted cohort, and Luk Fu is part of the welcome mat Maryland Live! is rolling out for them. At the opening, there were drums and gongs, and the 2014 Pacific Miss Asian American. After the ribbon was cut and the floor was cleared of lettuce bits, Norton and the chef ushered everyone into the dining area where they were greeted by a whole roasted pig.
Another reviewer observed, “It is loud due to the noise coming from the casino, but I liked that. I could hear the roars coming from the Baccarat tables while I was eating which was very exciting, those players were winning!”