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Maryland Gaming

7/24/2014

article MGM gets final OK for Maryland casino
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts won final approval from local authorities for its planned 300-room hotel and casino at the National Harbor entertainment and convention venue...

7/21/2014

article Blackjack! Prince George's council approves MGM National Harbor (Video)
(Maryland) -- MGM: Get to work. Despite continuing concern about traffic in and around the 49-acre Oxon Hill site, the Prince George's County Council on Monday,...
article MGM National Harbor Wins OK from Prince George's County Council
(Maryland) -- Amid optimistic predictions that the $1 billion MGM National Harbor casino complex in Prince George’s County will leverage the region’s three...
article Prince George's County casino gets the go-ahead to start construction
(Maryland) -- The Prince George's County Council approved construction Monday of MGM Resorts' nearly $1 billion casino complex at National Harbor. In an 8-1 vote...
article WASHINGTON POST: Make sure MGM casino makes good on its IOU for Prince George’s County
(Maryland) -- ONE OF the biggest recent development projects proposed for the Washington suburbs — MGM Resorts International’s $925 million casino complex at...

7/20/2014

article One vote away from construction phase, MGM casino still faces traffic questions
(Maryland) -- By mid-2016, the empty plot of land on a steep bank facing the Potomac River in Oxon Hill will be a bustling entertainment hub with gambling, fine dining,...
article MGM gets Prince George’s council backing for casino construction at National Harbor
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s County Council on Monday approved MGM Resorts International’s plans for construction of a $925-million casino complex at...

7/18/2014

article Battered by competition, Atlantic City casinos offer lesson for Maryland
(Atlantic City) -- Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the standing-room crowds once common...
article Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling
(Maryland) -- Maryland's largest and most lucrative casino threw an Independence Day party this month for one of its biggest neighbors: Fort Meade, the massive Army...
article Our say: Gambling revenue hot streaks aren’t forever
(Maryland) -- Before state and county voters decided to allow gambling here, we used to worry in this space that this area would end up like Atlantic City, New Jersey....

7/17/2014

article MGM Expected to Receive Maryland Casino Approval
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts has been making some big splashes on the East Coast, including gaining a license to build in Springfield, Massachusetts.
article Ocean City arcades may face new regulations
(Maryland) -- Marty's Playland is no Bellagio. So, manager Chris Trimper asks, why does Maryland's gaming commission want to regulate some of its games as if the...

7/16/2014

article Jobs, jobs, jobs: at the upcoming MGM Resorts in National Harbor, Maryland
(Washington D.C.) -- MGM Resorts International has announced that it will be hiring thousands of individuals for jobs at its brand-new casino and resort, which is set to...

7/14/2014

article [Updated] Vote Will Decide the Fate of National Harbor's New MGM Casino
(Maryland) -- Update: The Prince George's County Council has postponed its vote on MGM's casino until July 21. MGM's new casino at National Harbor has...

7/13/2014

article Prince George’s Council to Vote on MGM Casino
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s County Council is expected to clear the way for construction of a new MGM casino at National Harbor. The county council is...

7/8/2014

article Cha-Ching! Maryland Casinos Report June Revenue Of $72M
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos are reporting gambling revenue of $72 Million for the month of June, up 8.4 percent from the same period last year.
article Maryland Live Casino led the pack with $654 million in gross revenue
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino, the state’s gambling behemoth, raked in more than $654 million in gross gambling revenue for the fiscal year that ended in June...
article Maryland Live! generates $56.5 million in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland! Live generated $56.5 million from slot machines and table games in June, a $5 million increase from June 2013.
article Maryland’s casinos raked in $833 million in the past fiscal year
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino, the state’s gambling behemoth, raked in more than $654 million in gross gambling revenue for the fiscal year that ended in June...
article Rocky Gap Casino Resort increases year's profit by 50 percent
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency recently announced June 2014 revenue numbers for the state’s casinos -- Hollywood Casino Perryville in...

7/7/2014

article Maryland casino revenue up 8 percent in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland casino revenue rose 8.4 percent in June, with increases reported at half of the state's four gaming venues.
article Maryland casinos see 8 percent revenue increase in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland's four casinos brought in $72 million in revenue in June, an 8 percent jump over the month a year earlier, lottery officials said Monday.
article Md. Casinos Generate Over $72 Million During June
(Maryland) -- Maryland officials say the state’s four casinos brought in more than $72 million in revenue last month. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control...

7/2/2014

article Arundel community grants awarded from Maryland Live Casino gaming tax
(Maryland) -- Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced Wednesday that the Video Lottery Facility Local Development Council selected 12 recipients to receive...
article Maryland joins multistate lottery group
(Maryland) -- Maryland is joining 33 other lotteries in a multistate association that will give players access to new games, including one being introduced in the fall...
article National Harbor casino pledges millions to local community
(Maryland) -- After months of negotiations, Prince George’s County and MGM Resorts International have reached an agreement on the planned about $950 million casino...

6/29/2014

article $442M Horseshoe Casino to Open in Baltimore This August
(Maryland) -- Maryland is getting ready to welcome its newest casino. Executives of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced last week that the grand opening of the $442...

6/28/2014

article Despite promises, casinos – not schools – are big winners in gambling expansion
(Maryland) -- Gov. Martin O’Malley looked into the camera in 2012 and told his audience that expanded casino gambling would mean “hundreds of millions of...
article New Horseshoe Casino scheduled to open Aug. 26 in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open in late August. Casino officials say the $442 million casino is scheduled to open on the night of Aug....

6/27/2014

article Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino to Open in August
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open in late August. Casino officials say the $442 million casino is scheduled to open on the night of Aug....
article Man taken into custody in $150,000 theft from Maryland Live Casino
(Maryland) -- A 21-year-old Southeast Washington man has been taken into custody in connection with a six-figure theft from a Maryland casino, authorities said.

6/26/2014

article Horseshoe casino announces Aug. 26 opening
(Maryland) -- The sign is up on the new two-story building on Russell Street and the opening date is set for the evening of Aug. 26 at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore,...

6/25/2014

article Casino money starting to dry up for Perryville
(Maryland) -- With a $5,000 grant from the town of Perryville in 2012, April Sumpter added a cobblestone walkway and flower beds around the brightly painted pillars at...
article MGM Resorts selects Baltimore contractor for Maryland casino
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts has chosen a Baltimore-based contractor to build its new casino resort at National Harbor in Prince George’s County.

6/24/2014

article Casinos, not schools, big winners in Maryland gambling profits
(Maryland) -- Gov. Martin O’Malley looked into the camera in 2012 and told his audience that expanded casino gambling would mean “hundreds of millions of...

6/23/2014

article Casino Windfall Swells Perryville Budget, But Money is Already Drying Up
(Maryland) -- With a $5,000 grant from the town of Perryville in 2012, April Sumpter added a cobblestone walkway and flower beds around the brightly painted pillars at...
article In Baltimore's Park Heights, Gambling Dollars Bring Plans for Improvement, But Much Skepticism
(Maryland) -- If gambling helped revitalize neighborhoods, Park Heights should be among Baltimore’s finest. The neighborhood grew up just south of Pimlico Race...

6/22/2014

article Maryland Live casino plans hotel, spa
(Maryland) -- The owners of Maryland Live casino in Arundel Mills have started planning a roughly $200 million hotel and spa, betting on a successful pairing of...

6/21/2014

article Despite Campaign Promises, Casinos, Not Schools,
(Maryland) -- Gov. Martin O’Malley looked into the camera in 2012 and told his audience that expanded casino gambling would mean “hundreds of millions of...
article Horseshoe Casino setting up the slots
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore won't open until August, but the woman warrior's face on Sky Rider already glows alluringly on the second floor,...
article Hopefuls talk about how to pass gaming bill
(Maryland) -- Some Carroll nonprofits have been hoping to raise funds through sponsored card game and casino nights. Yet a bill that would permit them to do so has been...
article Behind On His Rent, A Young Gambler Agrees to Give Up the Casino
(Maryland) -- By the beginning of the year, eight months after the Maryland Live! casino opened its table games, Zach Quinn was four months behind on his share of rent...

6/20/2014

article Lottery Revenues Suffer as Players Begin Spending at Casinos Instead
(Maryland) -- Joe Thomas is trying his luck on a slot machine at the Maryland Live! casino. He explains that he used to stand in line for state lottery tickets but...
article MGM Resorts officials say they want half of National Harbor workers to be from Prince George’s
(Maryland) -- It was about jobs, and it was a fair. But don’t call it a jobs fair. MGM Resorts International officials setting up shop for the day Thursday at...
article Gambling Closes Door To Jobs Requiring Security Clearances
(Maryland) -- A 50-year-old electrical engineer had been working part-time for a defense contractor for almost a year when an opportunity arose for a full-time position.
article At Pimlico, Racing Fans Remember When Tracks, Not Casinos, Drew Crowds
(Maryland) -- George Eastwood remembers when swarms of people came to Pimlico Race Course, when characters hung out there, when folks “used to come here and bring...

6/18/2014

article MGM National Harbor brings ‘career showcase’ to Prince George’s
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s community is invited to attend the MGM National Harbor “Career Showcase” today , a free event for residents to learn...
article MGM, Prince George’s County sign community benefits agreement
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International and Prince George’s County signed a community benefits agreement on Tuesday that ensures 50 percent of the jobs slated for...

6/17/2014

article MGM National Harbor casino releases terms of community benefit agreement
(Maryland) -- The proposed $925 million MGM casino resort at the National Harbor would include a hotel and restaurants, and is expected to bring in more than $40 million...
article MGM sets goals for National Harbor casino project’s local hiring, contracting
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International and Prince George’s County officials have reached an agreement that sets employment and procurement goals for the...
article About half of Horseshoe Casino job offers go to city residents
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's general manager said Tuesday that joint efforts by his company and the city government to recruit local employees for the...
article Horseshoe casino in Baltimore ready for August debut
(Maryland) -- The 295 casino throwdown is about to get started. Caesars Entertainment is putting the finishing touches on its Horseshoe casino in Baltimore, Horseshoe...

6/15/2014

article Has Ocean Downs paid off for community? Locals say yes
(Maryland) -- For years before slots were approved at Ocean Downs, Ocean City business owners spoke out against the establishment of a casino so close to their resort...
article Vegas Wire: Caesars expects another lucky Horsehoe in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- If General Manager Chad Barnhill needs a case study to follow when the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens this summer, he can look a few states...

6/12/2014

article July hearing set on MGM National Harbor casino; construction likely to begin in summer
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s County Council will hold a public hearing July 14, where it is expected to approve the application that clears the way for...

6/9/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will let you order a cocktail any time of day
(Maryland) -- Customers at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will be able to order cocktails around the clock when the South Baltimore gaming facility opens later this...

6/7/2014

article For Maryland Live! first in market means best in show
(Maryland) -- On a Monday evening in mid-May, Maryland Live! resembled the Strip on a busy weekend. The stand-alone casino’s banks of 4,300 slot machines were...
article Maryland Live casino plans hotel, spa
(Maryland) -- The owners of Maryland Live casino in Arundel Mills have started planning a roughly $200 million hotel and spa, betting on a successful pairing of...
article At Maryland’s National Harbor, MGM Resorts wants to fit in — and stand out
(Maryland) -- It was an easy sale for Jon Peterson to convince tenants of National Harbor that a $925 million hotel, casino and entertainment complex would be good for...
article Baltimore has high hopes for new Caesars casino
(Maryland) -- If General Manager Chad Barnhill needs a case study to follow when the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens this summer, he can look a few states...
article Dividing up the casino winnings
(Maryland) -- Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds...
article Maryland looks to cash in on casino expansion
(Maryland) -- A few blocks up the road from a new 85-store outlet mall and across the street from the historical Oxon Hill Manor is Thomas Addison Elementary School. The...

6/6/2014

article Maryland Casino Revenues Up 10% To $76m In May
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has released its casino figures for May, revealing a 10% increase in gross gambling revenues to $75.8...

6/5/2014

article Maryland casino earnings jump 10 percent in May
(Maryland) -- Maryland's four casinos raked in about 10 percent more revenue in May than they did a year ago that month, although two of the four locations recorded...

5/28/2014

article Maryland's horse racing industry sees new life
(Maryland) -- Anyone driving along Butler Road or Shawan Road east of Glyndon knows this is horse country. Most prominent is the vast thoroughbred spread known as...

5/24/2014

article Horseshoe Casino announces dining options
(Maryland) -- Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino announced Friday that five local favorites will be the restaurants patrons can check out when the property opens.

5/21/2014

article For revitalizing cities it’s the gaming - and a lot more
(Maryland) -- Chad Barnhill carefully maneuvered visitors through an active construction site Monday that is quickly becoming the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore...

5/20/2014

article Seeing dollar signs, O'Malley changed his tune on casino gambling [Letter]
(Maryland) -- I spilled my coffee and laughed out loud when I read this sentence in David Selig's Preakness commentary ("Coffee Companion (5/19): Chrome's...

5/19/2014

article City works on spending plan for casino money
(Maryland) -- After the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, the city needs to figure out how to spend an estimated windfall of at least $15 million a year...
article Judge Tosses $100M Suit Against Maryland Casino Project
(Maryland) -- A Maryland federal judge on Friday dismissed a suit seeking $100 million in damages for homeowners living near the under-construction Horseshoe Casino over...

5/16/2014

article Maryland's horse industry is hooked on casino revenue (Video)
(Maryland) -- Maryland followed surrounding states’ lead in pumping slot machine revenue into the horse industry — a move that has since strengthened the...

5/15/2014

article Regulators dash Boston's casino host dreams
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released its written decision Thursday denying Boston residents the right to vote on casino proposals for...
article Gambling proceeds benefiting Park Heights neighborhoods
(Maryland) -- Neighborhoods surrounding Pimlico Race Course continue to win big. Over the past couple years, millions of dollars in casino proceeds have been diverted to...

5/10/2014

article What do we know about the MGM National Harbor giant video screens?
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s Planning Board on Thursday approved the site plans for the proposed MGM National Harbor casino project, agreeing to a design that...
article Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches
(Maryland) -- It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned...

5/9/2014

article Inside Maryland Politics: Accountability in casino jobs [audio]
(Maryland) -- The excitement of Maryland’s casinos, for some, lies in the number of jobs expected—both construction and service jobs. Even as MGM Resorts...

5/8/2014

article MGM National Harbor casino on road to construction in Prince George’s with key vote
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor casino is headed for construction. The Prince George’s County Planning Board on Thursday gave approval to a plan by the Nevada-...

5/6/2014

article Horseshoe Casino brings 1,700 jobs to Baltimore
(Maryland) -- When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino...
article Maryland Casinos Generate $71.46M in April
(Maryland) -- Maryland's four casinos generated $71,457,589 million in revenues in April, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced.

5/5/2014

article Prince George's planners praise MGM National Harbor as a 'landmark'
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International itself couldn't have written a more gushing assessment of the proposed MGM National Harbor than the Prince George's...
article Hot roll continues for Md. casino industry
(Maryland) -- Boom goes the gambling business. After posting record-setting statewide revenues in March, Maryland’s burgeoning casino industry had another massive...
article Maryland casinos pull in nearly $71.5 million in April
(Maryland) -- Maryland's four casinos raked in nearly $71.5 million in revenue in April, mostly on the strong performance of Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills,...

5/4/2014

article Casino Job Fair Set for this Week
(Maryland) -- Baltimore's new Horseshoe Casino is looking to fill 1,700 jobs this week and the owners are holding a job fair this week to look for people fill those...
article Horseshoe casino, city mount hiring campaign
(Maryland) -- Richard Lee Floyd Sr. went to the Southeast Anchor Library on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, walking on a cane and two prosthetic legs, in hopes of part-time...

5/2/2014

article Group wants MGM held accountable in casino construction, hiring
(Maryland) -- An alliance of Prince George’s County ministers and businesses say a bill meant to ensure local hiring and business participation will actually make...

4/28/2014

article Baltimore casino cooks up restaurant concept with John Besh, Aaron Sanchez
(Maryland) -- Crews are putting up drywall and paint and doing interior millwork at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. The slot machines have been delivered to the warehouse....
article Horseshoe Baltimore reveals a pair of chefs
(Maryland) -- Technically, you could open a casino without a celebrity chef. But, why gamble? On Monday, the management of Horseshoe Baltimore announced the two chefs it...

4/21/2014

article Prince George's speeds up application process as work starts at MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- Heavy construction equipment is on the way to a 23-acre parcel near National Harbor as work will begin shortly on the $925 million luxury gambling resort,...

4/20/2014

article Work begins at MGM National Harbor site as Pr. George’s fast-tracks application process
(Maryland) -- A fence is going up around the 23-acre parcel overlooking the Potomac River at National Harbor. In the next few weeks, heavy construction equipment will...

4/17/2014

article Horseshoe Baltimore to hold hiring event, offer free dealer courses
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Baltimore Casino will host a hiring event at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday and Tuesday for local residents interested in becoming table games...
article Prince George’s council approves MGM casino zoning
(Maryland) -- Despite pleas from residents who voiced concern that the planned $925 million MGM casino at National Harbor would negatively impact their community, the...

4/13/2014

article AACC’s casino dealer campaign wins award
(Maryland) -- Anne Arundel Community College’s Casino Dealer School online marketing campaign took second place at the National Council of Marketing and Public...

4/12/2014

article The Maryland General Assembly Passes Bill to Fine Underage Casino Gamblers
(Maryland) -- The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland state legislators passed a bill on April 4 which would fine gamblers under 21 caught playing in a land-based casino.

4/10/2014

article Another Va. couple charged with passing fake chips at Maryland Live Casino
(Maryland) -- A Northern Virginia couple who bet that they could get away with using doctored chips at Maryland Live has been charged, just weeks after another pair were...

4/9/2014

article Maryland Gambling Growing, NY Doing Great: Ballance
(New York) -- Borgota Hotels’ Tom Ballance and US Digital Gaming’s Skip Bronson discusses the shifting U.S. gambling landscape on Bloomberg Television's...

4/8/2014

article Maryland Set For Lottery Study As Casino Profits Rise [sub req'd]
(Maryland) -- As Maryland casino revenues continue to rise, the state’s legislature has placed restrictions on online lottery ticket sales until a new task force...

4/7/2014

article Maryland Live leads state casinos to record $78 million in March revenue
(Maryland) -- Gamblers have been dropping some serious cash at Hanover's Maryland Live casino, generating the bulk of a record-breaking $77.9 million haul of...
article Md.’s casinos score new revenue records
(Maryland) -- March was massive for Maryland’s burgeoning casino business, which shattered the statewide record with nearly $78 million in gross gambling revenue,...
article Horseshoe Baltimore has already filled 500 jobs ahead of late summer opening
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has already filled about 500 of the 1,700 jobs it is bringing to the city. Horseshoe has hired about 500 table game dealers to...

4/3/2014

article Underage casino gamblers could face fines
(Maryland) -- People younger than 21 who gamble at Maryland casinos would face fines under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly.

3/30/2014

article Pr. George’s County and MGM National Harbor at odds over proposal for local contracting
(Maryland) -- Before building permits are issued for construction of the $925 million casino resort proposed for National Harbor, Prince George’s County lawmakers...

3/15/2014

article Area clubs feel pinch from Rocky Gap casino
(Maryland) -- Local clubs are now feeling the pinch as a result of the opening of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, according to the Club Coalition.

3/14/2014

article Which huge contractor will build MGM National Harbor? (Video)
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor has retained a handful of local companies to perform various tasks related to the future $925 million resort-casino, including an...
article CCHP to power US casino
(Maryland) -- A new casino in Baltimore, Maryland, US is to run on combined cooling, heating and power. The continuous electricity and climate control demands of the US$...
article Local casino nights proposal runs into trouble
(Maryland) -- Luck does not seem to be with Frederick County lawmakers who hoped to bring casino night fundraisers to local fire halls and veterans organizations this...

3/12/2014

article Maryland House approves fines on underage casino gamblers
(Maryland) -- A bill that will create penalties for underage gamblers who are caught inside any of Maryland’s casinos is close to becoming law.

3/10/2014

article A warning for Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment investors
(Delaware) -- The relentless financial pressure from Maryland's casinos - Maryland Live! near Baltimore, in particular - put its stamp on the latest annual report...

3/6/2014

article Maryland Casinos Generate $66m In February
(Maryland) -- In February, Maryland’s four casinos generated $66 million in revenues, an improvement on the $47.8 million taken in February 2013.

3/5/2014

article Maryland Live! generates $52.3M in Feburary
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! topped $50 million in revenue in again February, although the results were slightly off from the previous month, figures released Wednesday...
article Maryland Live’s gambling revenues strong, despite calendar, Old Man Winter
(Maryland) -- Not even snow and a shortage of days could snap Maryland Live Casino’s hot streak. The airplane-terminal-sized gambling hall at Arundel Mills hauled...

3/3/2014

article Macau gambling revenue surges 40% to record in February
(Macau) -- The casino hub of Macau raked in a record 38 billion patacas (S$6.1 billion) in gambling revenue last month, with strong spending from wealthy punters over...

2/28/2014

article Maryland Senate approves fines on underage gamblers who sneak into casinos
(Maryland) -- Shortly before Christmas, security officers from Maryland Live Casino approached a young man — maybe too young — who had been playing slots...

2/25/2014

article Baltimore Pastor Defends Partnering With City to Promote 1,700 Jobs in New Casino
(Maryland) -- A Baltimore pastor is helping city leaders find qualified candidates within his congregation to fill 1,700 jobs available at a casino, despite the possible...
article Maryland Live! fake poker chip scheme leads to charges against couple
(Maryland) -- The Northern Virginia couple throwing down $100 tokens at Maryland Live! casino last month may have looked like aspiring high-rollers, but police say they...
article MGM: Grand in Maryland
(Maryland) -- When MGM Resorts International won Maryland’s sixth and final casino license late last year, Chairman and CEO Jim Murren predicted the company’...

2/23/2014

article Casino, church team up to promote jobs to city residents
(Maryland) -- Dozens of Baltimore residents walked into Upton's Union Baptist Church Sunday. They were dressed fastidiously in dark suits and dark dresses.
article New Casino Teams With Baltimore Churches To Find Employees
(Maryland) -- It may be considered an unlikely partnership but Maryland’s newest casino is turning to the faith-based community to fill employment vacancies at its...
article At Maryland Live Casino, relentless surveillance operation targets cheats, thieves
(Maryland) -- Behind an unmarked door, the secret surveillance bunker in the bowels of Maryland’s largest casino was humming with activity. A manager on the...
article Inside a casino’s surveillance operation
(Maryland) -- Every month hundreds of thousands of gamblers stream into Maryland Live Casino, leaving behind more than $50 million in revenue. Protecting that gold mine...
article Parking expansion approved at casino
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has approved expanded parking for Rocky Gap Casino Resort. The deal will not involve the use of any park land...

2/22/2014

article As Horseshoe casino rises, officials work behind the scenes for smooth launch
(Maryland) -- The thud of nail guns and screech of drills echoed inside the cavernous shell of exposed cement, silver ventilation shafts and metal framing of the...
article Carroll-Camden area hopes Horseshoe casino brings luck
(Maryland) -- The gleaming new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore that greets visitors entering the city on Russell Street rises from gritty surroundings, flanked by a Holiday...

2/21/2014

article April hearing likely on MGM National Harbor casino; project could break ground in summer
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International has submitted formal plans to Prince George’s County for construction of a $925 million casino complex at National Harbor.

2/20/2014

article April hearing likely on MGM National Harbor casino; project could break ground in summer
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International has submitted formal plans to Prince George’s County for construction of a $925 million casino complex at National Harbor.

2/18/2014

article Anne Arundel's $3.3M casino-loan program goes to 21 firms
(Maryland) -- The $3.3 million that made up Anne Arundel County’s casino-funded loan program has been used to help launch startups, pay for Legos and other...

2/11/2014

article Prince George’s casino bidders won’t sue over license decision
(Maryland) -- Two losing casino companies have cashed in their chips, opting to recoup their application fees now instead of suing the state in the Prince George’s...

2/10/2014

article P.G. County Residents to Weigh In on National Harbor Casino
(Maryland) -- Prince George's County residents hoping to give their input on plans to bring a casino to National Harbor near Oxon Hill will have a chance to weigh in...

2/8/2014

article Jackpot: Casino grants go to homeless, schools and a neighborhood entrance
(Maryland) -- Arundel House of Hope got $25,000 to get the word out to homeless men and woman on where to find food, shelter and help. Students at Meade High School will...

2/7/2014

article Maryland Casinos Record Third Lowest Tally In January
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has released its casino results for January, showing the state’s four casinos generated $66.2 million...
article Maryland gambling on a roll
(Maryland) -- Maryland citizens and lawmakers agonized for years over the question of whether expanded gambling beyond the race track would benefit the Free State.
article Maryland's largest casino bets heavily on Asian community
(Maryland) -- Rising at the center of the sprawling casino floor at Maryland Live at Arundel Mills — a prime piece of money-making real estate, if there ever was...

2/6/2014

article January revenue up at Rocky Gap casino
(Maryland) -- Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine said he wasn’t concerned with a drop in casino revenues during the month of December, because it was the...
article Maryland Casinos Generate $66.2 Million in Revenue During January
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency today announced January 2014 revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos — Hollywood Casino...
article Maryland Live! continues winning streak in January
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! generated $53.7 million in January, the casino's ninth consecutive month with earnings above $50 million, state figures released...

2/5/2014

article Maryland reports $66 million in January casino revenue
(Maryland) -- January's cold likely chilled the take at Maryland's four casinos, which got a somewhat lackluster start to 2014. The casinos brought in about $66....
article Maryland Live Casino courts one of the region’s fastest growing groups: Asians
(Maryland) -- Casino chief Rob Norton held the stick high, dangling a ceremonial head of green lettuce and a red envelope over the lion dancers in the Maryland Live...
article Meet the new year, same as the old year at Maryland Live Casino
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino continues to live above the $50 million-a-month line, hauling in $53.7 million in gross gambling revenue in January, according to data...

2/4/2014

article Greenwood, Penn National will not sue Maryland over MGM win in Prince George's (Video)
(Maryland) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. and Greenwood Racing Inc. have agreed not to pursue litigation against Maryland regarding its decision to award the Prince George...
article Losing bidders won’t sue over Prince George’s casino decision
(Maryland) -- The two gambling operators whose Prince George’s County casino-license applications were rejected by Maryland’s site-selection commission have...
article Horseshoe Casino To Hold Job Tour For Local Candidates In 14 Baltimore Districts
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s recruitment team will tour 14 Baltimore neighborhoods to identify qualified local candidates to fill 1,700 jobs.

1/31/2014

article Maryland Live Casino courts one of the region’s fastest growing groups: Asians
(Maryland) -- Casino chief Rob Norton held the stick high, dangling a ceremonial head of green lettuce and a red envelope over the lion dancers in the Maryland Live...

1/30/2014

article Casino's local hiring efforts unprecedented, mayor says
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Baltimore's local hiring efforts go far beyond what other major companies have done in the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said this...

1/28/2014

article Casino To Bring Almost 2,000 Jobs To Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Nearly 2,000 jobs are coming to Baltimore in 2014, courtesy of the Horseshoe Casino. Monique Griego got the inside details of how you can get an upper hand...
article Horseshoe Casino launches jobs program in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Driving south on Russell Street, you can't miss the concrete and girders that are growing by the day into Baltimore's first casino.

1/27/2014

article Coming to Maryland Live Casino in March: The $1 Million Live! Poker Classic
(Maryland) -- The poker room at Maryland Live Casino has been doing booming business since its late-August opening, with a decent array of tournaments and an impressive...

1/25/2014

article Closed school in Pr. George’s turned over to MGM Resorts for casino project
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s County Board of Education has approved a county government request to transfer the deed of a vacant school near National Harbor...

1/17/2014

article First job fair for new Baltimore casino to be held Feb. 5
(Maryland) -- The first job fair for the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will be held Feb. 5 at a Baltimore community center, a City Council member announced Friday.
article Casino’s Direct Impact Fund Allocations Detailed
(Maryland) -- Despite increased competition the Casino at Ocean Downs is still seeing “moderate growth,” according to General Manager Joe Cavilla. If that...
article MGM Has Promising Plan For Casino In PG County
(Maryland) -- It shouldn't have come as a surprise that Maryland's sixth casino was awarded to MGM Resorts International, which plans a luxury casino-hotel at...

1/11/2014

article Horseshoe Casino lawsuit dismissed
(Maryland) -- A federal lawsuit alleging the Baltimore harbor is being polluted by the city-backed construction of the Horseshoe Casino has been dismissed.

1/10/2014

article Revenues on the Up for Maryland Casinos
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live casino enjoyed a fantastic 2013 with over $586 million in gross gambling revenue collected last year. The massive pre-tax takings include...
article Pollution suit against Horseshoe Baltimore dismissed
(Maryland) -- A federal lawsuit claiming construction of Horseshoe Baltimore casino would pollute the Patapsco River has reportedly been dismissed.

1/9/2014

article Maryland Casinos Generate $750m In Revenue For 2013
(Maryland) -- Maryland Casinos Generate $750m In Revenue For 2013The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has released its casino figures for December, revealing a...
article Maryland Casinos Had a ‘Green’ December, Excellent 2013
(Maryland) -- While many parts of the nation saw a traditional “white” Christmas thanks to a very wintry December, in Maryland it was all green.

1/8/2014

article Maryland casinos generated $65 million in December
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported that the state's four casinos generated $65 million in revenue in December.
article Maryland Unions Hit Jobs Jackpot with New Casinos
(Maryland) -- Labor unions in the Washington, D.C. area got an early Christmas present December 20, when Maryland state officials announced their approval of a plan to...

1/7/2014

article Booming MD casino lures AC talent with job fair
(Atlantic City) -- As if Atlantic City casinos didn’t have enough interstate competition. Now out-of-state gaming halls are not only poaching customers, they...
article Rivals court soon-to-close NJ casino customers
(Atlantic City) -- Competitors already are picking at the soon-to-close Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, trying to lure customers and employees to their own casinos. The...
article Maryland casino revenue rises 44% in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland casino revenue rose 44 percent in December, with the bulk continuing to come from Maryland Live.
article Maryland Live Casino had a very big 2013
(Maryland) -- Thirteen was a lucky number for Maryland Live. The state’s largest casino collected $586 million in gross gambling revenue in 2013, according to data...
article Maryland sees lowest casino revenue since spring
(Macau) -- Maryland's four casinos brought in about $65 million in December, their lowest monthly revenue since the Rocky Gap Casino Resort opened in May.
article National Harbor casino expected to outdo competitors
(Maryland) -- MGM would likely bring in more gaming revenue than the other two companies competing to build Maryland’s sixth casino in Prince George’s County...

1/6/2014

article Maryland casino holds job fair for Atlantic Club workers laid off in sale
(Atlantic City) -- About 50 people clutching fliers of information walked out of the ballroom at Atlantic Club on Monday, most still reeling from news they will lose...
article Maryland Live heads to troubled Atlantic City to recruit
(Atlantic City) -- The house doesn’t always win. One of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos — the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel — is closing on Jan. 13,...

1/4/2014

article MGM Resorts Receives Prince George County Casino Licence
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International has been granted the license to build a casino in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The project is expected to generate...

1/1/2014

article Local Bars Face Competition As Another MD
(Maryland) -- Baltimore's new casino near M&T Bank Stadium will be opening this year and will join three out of four existing casinos in serving liquor 24-hours...

12/31/2013

article Bars serve around the clock at most Md. casinos
(Maryland) -- For players at some Maryland casinos, there's never a last call for alcohol, as long as the games keep playing.

12/30/2013

article MGM submits final Mass. casino application
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International, which hopes to build an $800 million gambling and entertainment complex in Springfield, became the first company in...
article In saturated East Coast casino market, MGM deal in Maryland stands apart
(Maryland) -- Diplomats and businessmen from around the globe. Tourists from across the country. Day-trippers from neighboring states.
article Maryland casinos serving booze around the clock raises hackles of bar owners
(Maryland) -- Every night is like New Year’s Eve at Maryland’s casinos, if you’re into that late-night-partying thing.

12/27/2013

article In saturated East Coast casino market, MGM deal in Maryland stands apart
(Maryland) -- Diplomats and businessmen from around the globe. Tourists from across the country. Day-trippers from neighboring states. They flock to the nation's...
article MGM Resorts International gets casino license for Prince George's County
(Maryland) -- A gamble by Penn National Gaming Inc. on Rosecroft Raceway, a struggling Maryland harness track, appears to have suffered a fatal blow with the state...
article Radio One to Invest $40M in National Harbor Casino
(Maryland) -- A planned casino in National Harbor recently approved by a state gaming commission now has a multimillion-dollar investment deal with a Maryland-based...
article Maryland Horse Industry Is Winning Thanks To Slots Revenue
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Horse Breeders Association says its staying competitive on and off the track. Christie Ileto explains why slot machine gambling is a big boost...
article Column: Watching the transformation around Baltimore in 2013
(Maryland) -- I used Russell Street to get to BWI this fall for a vacation. I made a mental note of the progress of the new Horseshoe Casino when I left.

12/26/2013

article 2013: MGM wins the coveted casino project in Prince George’s County
(Maryland) -- After more than a year of mystery and intrigue, MGM Resorts International emerged as the winning bidder Dec. 20 in a heated contest for the right to build...

12/24/2013

article Belligerent gamblers, stolen tip jars and other true tales from Maryland’s casinos
(Maryland) -- What happens in Maryland’s casinos doesn’t necessarily stay in Maryland’s casinos. Each month, the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency...
article What's next for spurned Prince George's casino bidders?
(Maryland) -- The two spurned bidders for a casino in Prince George's County say they've made no decisions on a path forward following Maryland's decision to...

12/22/2013

article MGM gets the nod to build Maryland’s sixth casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor? You bet. A state commission awarded Maryland’s sixth and final casino license Friday to MGM Resorts International, which plans...
article Editorial: Las Vegas comes to the shores of the Potomac River
(Maryland) -- Practically from the moment in 2007 that officials in Annapolis discovered that Marylanders playing slot machines in Delaware and West Virginia were...

12/21/2013

article County big winner with casino says Pr. George's Baker
(Maryland) -- It's slated to be the sixth casino in Maryland and it's coming to the National Harbor. Slots, high-end retail stores, celebrity chefs, and a luxury...
article MGM chosen for Prince George's casino license
(Maryland) -- Now that MGM Resorts International won the state license to build a casino in Prince George's County, officials say they have no doubt it will become a...
article National Harbor Site Picked For Casino
(Maryland) -- A state commission has voted 5-2 to build the sixth casino in Maryland at the National Harbor resort in Prince George's County.
article Opinion: Prince George’s bets on MGM
(Maryland) -- PRACTICALLY FROM the moment in 2007 that officials in Annapolis discovered that Marylanders playing slot machines in Delaware and West Virginia were...
article State gives green light to MGM
(Maryland) -- A state commission voted 5 to 2 Friday to award Maryland’s sixth and final casino license to MGM Resorts International, which wants to develop a $925...
article State picks MGM for new casino near nation’s capital
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International on Friday won a license for a large casino and resort in Maryland near the nation’s capital. A state commission voted 5-2...

12/20/2013

article Md. picks MGM for new casino near nation’s capital
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International won a license for a new casino near the nation's capital in Maryland on Friday. A state commission voted 5-2 in favor of Las...
article MGM chosen for Prince George's casino license
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International has been selected by a state commission to build an $925 million casino resort in Prince George's County. The seven-member...
article MGM gets the nod to build Maryland’s sixth casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor? You bet. A state commission voted 5 to 2 Friday to award Maryland’s sixth and final casino license to MGM Resorts International...
article MGM Resorts Beats Penn National in Maryland Casino Fight
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International (MGM), the largest owner of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, was picked by Maryland regulators to build a $925 million resort...
article Rushern Baker celebrates MGM casino decision
(Maryland) -- A front page headline from the Feb. 24, 2012 edition of the Washington Business Journal stated quite boldly: "Baker goes all in; Casino bid caps year...

12/19/2013

article One P.G. County Casino Bidder Proposes to Pay Higher Tax Rate
(Maryland) -- One of the three applicants bidding for Maryland’s sixth casino in Prince George’s County has said it would give more money in slot machine tax...
article Push For P.G. County Casino Nears End
(Maryland) -- The day before a Maryland commission will announce the winning bidder of a casino to be built in Prince George's County, the three developers vying for...

12/18/2013

article Commissioners meet with House delegation, discuss gaming bill
(Maryland) -- Carroll County nonprofits that want to raise money by sponsoring card games and casino nights are hoping that their sixth attempt to get a gaming bill...

12/17/2013

article Greenwood Racing seeks Prince George’s casino decision delay
(Maryland) -- Greenwood Racing, one of three companies looking to operate Prince George’s County’s first casino, has requested that the Maryland Video...

12/16/2013

article Casino bidder calls Prince George's site selection process flawed
(Maryland) -- Less than a week before state officials are expected to award a casino license in Prince George's County, one of the three bidders is calling the state...
article Parx asks casino-location commission to delay Prince George’s decision
(Maryland) -- An attorney for the group that wants to open the Parx Casino in Maryland has asked the state’s casino-location commission to extend its proposal...

12/15/2013

article Sizing Up the Slots-Casino Competition
(Maryland) -- Companies vying for the state's only slots casino license have spent months building good will in their host communities and trying to make their...

12/12/2013

article Consultants Stand By Md. Casino Study Favoring MGM Plan
(Maryland) -- A consortium of consultants argued to the Maryland gambling authorities Thursday that the ultimate conclusions of a study analyzing three gaming license...
article State’s consultants reaffirm Prince George’s County casino report
(Maryland) -- The consultants hired to study the three proposals for a Prince George’s County casino responded Thursday to complaints and concerns from one of the...

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