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Maryland Gaming

12/18/2014

article Casino advisory panel stages near rebellion over steampipe payments to Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- The Casino Local Development Council (LDC) went to the brink of disapproving Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s decision to use $1.5 million in...

12/16/2014

article Hollywood Casino Perryville to eliminate more than 300 slots
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville won approval Tuesday to eliminate 308 of its 1,158 slot machines. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission voted 4-2...
article MGM seeks clarification for opening of National Harbor casino
(Maryland) -- Operators of a proposed $1.2 billion casino at National Harbor say they need the state to fix a legal conflict that sets the opening date for Maryland...
article As Caesars moves closer to a bankruptcy filing, impact on Horseshoe Casino looms
(Maryland) -- Months of behind-the-scenes talks with creditors have led debt-ridden Caesars Entertainment Corp. to the brink of bankruptcy. Today the company announced...

12/15/2014

article Perryville casino asks state to take away about 300 slot machines
(Maryland) -- The operators of Hollywood Casino Perryville have asked Maryland gaming regulators to take away about 300 slot machines, the second time they have done so...

12/11/2014

article Your property taxes cut because of Horseshoe Casino? Don’t bet on it
(Maryland) -- Besides jobs, the most frequently touted benefit of the Horseshoe Casino is the future flow of gambling revenues to the city that would be used to lower...

12/9/2014

article Gaming Association: Casino Gambling Brings Jobs, Tax Revenue
(Maryland) -- A first-of-its-kind study shows the gaming industry's impact on Maryland's economy. Some of the highlights of the report put out by the American...
article Study says casinos have $1.4 billion impact in Maryland
(Maryland) -- A study conducted for the American Gaming Association says commercial gaming generated about 4,500 Maryland jobs and supported an additional 3,400...

12/8/2014

article Maryland casinos pumped $1.4 billion into the state’s economy, industry study says
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s fast-growing casino industry injected $1.4 billion into the state economy and supported nearly 8,000 jobs in 2013, according to an...
article Study: Maryland casino impact tops $1 billio
(Maryland) -- Casinos pumped $1.38 billion into the Maryland economy last year and supported almost 8,000 jobs, a new gaming industry study found. The American Gaming...
article OP/ED: Horseshoe revenue silver linings
(Maryland) -- It's way too early to panic over reports showing that the new Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore is taking in about a third less money than...

12/6/2014

article Dining and gambling at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- So here I was in the new Horseshoe Casino at 1550 Russell Street in downtown Baltimore playing slots and table games for going on six hours (not really but...

12/5/2014

article After three months, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore revenue is well below forecasts
(Maryland) -- Three months after Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened to big crowds, its revenues are substantially lower than state consultants projected — even as...
article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is not raking in as much cash as state officials expected
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has not pulled in as much cash as expected since it opened in August, revenue figures released Friday by state gaming officials...
article Maryland Live! continues to be a survivor in casino wars
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! is holding on to its status as the state's most lucrative casino, posting $53.8 million in revenues last month, the state gaming agency...

12/4/2014

article Casino wants dealer school lawsuit dismissed
(Maryland) -- Lawyers for Maryland Live! Casino are asking a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit accusing its operators of using a dealer school as a prop for job...

12/3/2014

article Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland stakes its future on familiarity
(Maryland) -- When Hollywood Casino Perryville opened its doors four years ago, local and state officials in Maryland were practically giddy. The casino was the first to...

11/25/2014

article Maryland Live is weathering storm of new competition
(Maryland) -- The president and general manager of Maryland's largest casino delivered a bit of unexpected news Monday to state gambling regulators. "November...

11/11/2014

article The Addiction Side Effect of Legalized Gambling
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen, an admitted gambling addict, is well-acquainted with the danger of proximity to temptation. Twice during substantial periods of abstinence,...

11/10/2014

article Caesars' revenue rises with help from Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore gave parent company Caesars Growth Partners LLC a revenue boost in the third quarter.

11/7/2014

article Behind the Scenes in the Surveillance Room at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
(Maryland) -- In this surveillance room deep inside the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore—the second gaming house within easy reach of Washington to open in the past...

11/6/2014

article Horseshoe Casino’s daily revenues continue to slip in October
(Maryland) -- The disappointing start to the Horseshoe Casino continued this month, with gaming revenues declining to $725,000 a day in October from $746,000 a day in...
article Maryland Casino Revenues See Turbulance
(Maryland) -- The revenue figures are in for Maryland’s casinos. They brought in $86.8 million for October. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said the...
article Maryland casinos generate $86 million last month
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos raked in more than $86 million last month, but that figure is down by 3 percent from the same month last year. That figure...
article Maryland casinos generate $86.8 million in revenue in October
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos raked in $86.8 million in gaming revenue in October, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Wednesday. Excluding...
article Mayor defends police presence around the casino
(Maryland) -- Describing Horseshoe Casino as a future “anchor institution” of Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake yesterday defended the beefed-up...

11/5/2014

article Maryland casino revenue rises 30%, hits new record in October
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos brought in $86.8 million in revenue during October, a 30 percent increase over the same month last year and a new record.
article Maryland Live! bounces back
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! in Hanover is holding its own two months after Horseshoe Casino opened 12 miles away in Baltimore. Gaming experts predicted revenue at...
article A Horseshoe Up My Ass: 24 Hours at Baltimore's shiny new casino
(Maryland) -- Since it is open 24 hours, I proposed to The Editors of City Paper that I would occupy the new Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street for 24 hours straight as...
article Police are “donating” officers on overtime to watch over new casino
(Maryland) -- Police Commissioner Batts has doubled the number of officers assigned to the Horseshoe Casino mini-district. Costs for medics, CitiWatch and traffic...

10/31/2014

article City projects much lower community revenues from Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Baltimore’s Finance Department has lowered its estimate of community impact revenues generated by the Horseshoe Casino, throwing a monkey wrench into...

10/29/2014

article Maryland’s Gaming Czar Looks To Strike Lottery-Casino Balance [sub req]
(Maryland) -- With a fifth casino now open for business, the director of Maryland’s gaming agency is looking to increase the state’s gambling dollars without...

10/28/2014

article Card counting: Cheating or civil right?
(Maryland) -- For some successful gamblers, getting ejected for being too good is an occupational hazard. One second, they’re pulling up to a casino in a...
article Man Kicked Out Of Md. Casino For Counting Cards
(Maryland) -- A permanent ban. A Silver Spring man was kicked out of a Maryland casino after he was accused of counting cards. Now he and his attorney are considering...

10/27/2014

article Tussle between casinos, card counters claims state as battleground
(Maryland) -- A high-rolling blackjack player, Justin Mills, said a driver in a luxury car hired by Maryland Live picked him up from his Silver Spring home on Feb. 20 to...

10/21/2014

article Maryland Live! employees want minimum wage for training course
(Maryland) -- Employees are suing PPE Casino Resorts Maryland LLC for failing to pay them minimum wage during a 12-week training course that they say was disguised as a...

10/16/2014

article MD Continues to Pay for Slot Machine Upkeep in MD
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a contract renewal for the state to spend up to $200 million to lease and maintain slot machines over five...

10/15/2014

article BLOG: Maryland Casinos: Digging Deeper into the Revenue Data for Sept. 2014
(Maryland) -- The good news for the state treasury and the state’s gaming industry is the dramatic growth in Maryland casino revenue between September 2013 and...
article Rival casinos invade each other's turf as competition heats up
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live's billboards went up even as the rival Horseshoe Casino Baltimore rose in the gritty Carroll-Camden area near M&T Bank Stadium....

10/13/2014

article Md. casinos see region's biggest revenue gains
(Maryland) -- Maryland was the only state in the mid-Atlantic region that saw casino revenues increase significantly between 2012 and 2013, and the trend has continued...

10/12/2014

article Maryland casinos post the Mid-Atlantic’s only big revenue gains. But for how long?
(Maryland) -- Maryland was the only state in the Mid-Atlantic whose casino revenue increased significantly between 2012 and 2013, as it cashed in on gamblers who had...

10/10/2014

article Winners in the latest casino expansion, but for how long?
(Maryland) -- Slot machines don’t differ much from one casino to the next, except for location. The rise of convenience gambling has created a new order of winners...

10/9/2014

article OP/ED: Waiting for the Chips to Fall
(Maryland) -- There’s no such thing as a free lunch, they say, and you don’t need to look further than the city’s Cheswolde neighborhood for proof....

10/6/2014

article Maryland Live! Casino revenue drops in September as Horseshoe debuts
(Maryland) -- Revenue at three of the state’s five casinos fell during September — the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s first full month in business...
article September revenue from Horseshoe casino is 34% below city estimate
(Maryland) -- During its first full month of operation, Horseshoe Baltimore Casino generated 34% fewer revenue dollars than the Rawlings-Blake administration had...
article State's largest casino takes revenue hit as Horseshoe arrives
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore took a bite out of Maryland Live's revenue in September, its first full month of operation, even as it pushed the state...
article Md. casinos generate over $82 million in September
(Maryland) -- Revenue for the state's largest casino dropped by about 10 percent in September compared to the same month last year after the opening of another large...

10/2/2014

article Michael Phelps -- 8-Hour Gambling Binge ... Before DUI
(Maryland) -- Michael Phelps had just finished up an 8-hour gambling session at a Baltimore casino before he was popped for DUI early Tuesday morning ... TMZ Sports has...

9/30/2014

article Maryland Looks at Ending Lifetime Casino Ban
(Maryland) -- The agency that oversees Maryland's casinos is considering eliminating a program that allows gambling addicts to sign up for a lifetime ban from...

9/26/2014

article Incubators are a step toward expanded uses for casinos
(Maryland) -- Atlantic City’s troubled casino industry makes a clear point: Many casinos need to offer more than gaming and entertainment to support a viable...

9/25/2014

article Horseshoe Casino is already slowing Maryland Live's growth
(Maryland) -- In the month since Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened, the new gaming venue is already eating into business at its closest competitor, Maryland Live! Casino.

9/23/2014

article Maryland Live! to get new multi-state slot machine games
(Maryland) -- Maryland has added a new game to its casinos, the MegaHits multi-state, progressive jackpot. Maryland is the fifth state approved by the Multi-State...

9/21/2014

article Maryland Lifetime Casino Bans Scare Gamblers from Sign Ups
(Maryland) -- Maryland is seeking to end a cumbersome self-exclusion policy, regulators say, one that is ironically having the opposite of its desired effect: to get...

9/19/2014

article Construction of $925 million MGM casino is at ‘full speed’ in Prince George’s County
(Maryland) -- There was no ceremonial groundbreaking. No politicians with shovels and hard hats, no speeches to mark the beginning of construction of the $925 million...
article Gamblers snooze and lose, and other misadventures at Maryland casinos
(Maryland) -- Each month, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency puts out a wonky-sounding document called a compliance report that lists incidents that have...

9/18/2014

article Adding Table Games At Casino Expected To Bring 25 New Jobs
(Maryland) -- In its first meeting since January, the Worcester County Local Development Council (LDC) gathered Monday to discuss the Casino at Ocean Downs’ slot...

9/17/2014

article Marylanders go to jail to keep gambling addiction in check
(Maryland) -- You can’t say they didn’t try. In Maryland, as well as several other states, problem gamblers seeking to stave off temptation can voluntarily...

9/16/2014

article Maryland might drop option of lifetime casino ban
(Maryland) -- Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to...
article Some Gamblers Wind Up Signing Their Own Arrest Warrants
(Maryland) -- Orrin Silverman knew he couldn't legally gamble at the Maryland Live Casino outside the city. He had voluntarily banned himself from the state's...

9/12/2014

article When Two Casinos Go To War
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live has been open for two years and shows healthy revenues but the arrival of the Horseshoe casino only 12 miles away might change all that.

9/10/2014

article Part 2: Early signs of Caesars’ financial weakness were ignored
(Maryland) -- Caesars’ failure to turn a profit on its casino empire for five years running was not a topic to be broached at the glitzy grand opening of the...

9/9/2014

article Wall Street sharks circling the financially bleeding operator of Horseshoe Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Overlooked in all of the hoopla surrounding the opening of Baltimore’s Horseshoe casino is this sobering fact – the chief owner and sole...

9/8/2014

article Maryland casinos broke revenue records in August
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos in August brought in their highest one-month total since gambling was legalized in the state. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control...

9/7/2014

article As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming
(Maryland) -- Sparse crowds greeted Friday's opening day meet for the live horse racing season at Laurel Park. The glass-enclosed grandstand, with aging yellow and...

9/6/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Generates Nearly $6 Million In First 6 Days
(Maryland) -- Record setting numbers. Revenues from Maryland casinos reached a new monthly record in August, topping $80 million for the first time.
article Worcester to see more casino revenue
(Maryland) -- Worcester County is expected to receive close to half a million dollars in additional casino revenue annually following the opening of the Horseshoe Casino...

9/5/2014

article Maryland casinos rake in $80.6 million in August
(Maryland) -- Records were set for revenue at Maryland's casinos in August, and the grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore was a big help.
article Maryland Live! generates $57.3 million in August
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! generated $57.3 million in August, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Friday. The Hanover casino's revenues...
article Rival casinos invade each other's turf as competition heats up
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live's billboards went up even as the rival Horseshoe Casino Baltimore rose in the gritty Carroll-Camden area near M&T Bank Stadium....

9/3/2014

article Gov. O’Malley brought casinos to Maryland, but that doesn’t mean he likes them
(Maryland) -- Confetti was flying and fireworks were exploding, but Gov. Martin O’Malley looked decidedly unenthusiastic as he welcomed VIP guests at the launch of...
article Gamblers happy to catch what Horseshoe is pitching
(Maryland) -- The most surprising thing I saw while taking a long, slow walk through the Horseshoe Casino the day after it opened last week – besides an electric...

9/2/2014

article Gamblers happy to catch what Horseshoe is pitching
(Maryland) -- The most surprising thing I saw while taking a long, slow walk through the Horseshoe Casino the day after it opened last week – besides an electric...
article Horseshoe Casino may be good luck charm for gays
(Maryland) -- The glitzy new Horseshoe Casino, which held its grand opening on Aug. 26 in Baltimore, may be a large, well-heeled ally for LGBT causes. Among the items...
article Horseshoe says casino drew 50,000 in opening weekend
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore says it drew more than 50,000 guests over the three-day Labor Day weekend — its first weekend since attracting about 15,...
article Star chefs lay it on the table at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
(Maryland) -- You can thank Wolfgang Puck. The era of good casino dining is generally traced back to 1992, when the Los Angeles-based chef opened a version of his famed...
article Video shows fight at Baltimore's new Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Video of a fight inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino has surfaced online. According to an online report by the Baltimore Sun, the fight happened during...
article Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City
(Maryland) -- Atlantic City is losing two casinos this week. One factor is competition. There are more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. Maryland...

9/1/2014

article Baltimore adds to urban gambling jackpot with new casino
(Maryland) -- The inside of the new Horseshoe casino looks like any gambling palace on the Las Vegas Strip, filled with blinking slot machines, blackjack tables,...
article Rascovar column: Is Baltimore’s Horseshoe casino a ringer?
(Maryland) -- Baltimore’s first and only casino is open — a decade later than anticipated by city officials. Horseshoe Baltimore, run by Caesar’s...
article Video shows fight on Horseshoe Casino's first weekend
(Maryland) -- A fight broke out inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino on the first weekend after its grand opening. A video of the incident shows security guards...

8/31/2014

article INSIDE PITCH — Will casinos be Martin O’Malley’s lasting legacy?
(Maryland) -- While wondering years from now how the usually preaching and sermonizing Gov. Martin O’Malley is going to feel about his legacy closely connected to...
article Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint
(Maryland) -- Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate...

8/30/2014

article Opinion: Local casinos won't cure economic woes
(Maryland) -- In wheelchairs and on walkers, Baltimore’s big plan for the future shuffled into the Horseshoe casino last week to begin the city’s renaissance...

8/28/2014

article In Baltimore, new casino will be fueled by pension checks, minimum-wage earnings
(Maryland) -- In wheelchairs and on walkers, Baltimore’s big plan for the future shuffled into the Horseshoe Casino this week to begin the city’s renaissance...

8/27/2014

article Baltimore opens shiny, new Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music.
article Horseshoe Casino fills up fast on opening night
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore finally opened Monday night to fanfare, high rollers, celebrity chefs and a lot of traffic.
article Horseshoe Casino reports 15,000 visitors, no major problems opening night
(Maryland) -- Opening night at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore went off without a major hitch despite larger-than-expected crowds, long lines and some early jitters, casino...
article Horseshoe Casino welcomed more than 15,000 patrons on its first night
(Maryland) -- More than 15,000 patrons turned out to try their luck during the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s first night in action.
article Casino closings like Atlantic City spark national trend
(Maryland) -- At the Horseshoe Casino’s grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood...

8/26/2014

article Baltimore opens shiny, new Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music. So it...
article Baltimore's casino is finally opening: How we got here
(Maryland) -- Tuesday night's grand opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore marks the end of a nearly six-year journey since Baltimore became one of...
article Baltimore, MD casino scheduled to open
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open, marking a new milestone in Maryland's development of casino gambling. The casino set to open...
article Gamblers brave lines for first glimpse of Horseshoe Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Before a well-dressed crowd that included a congressman, a celebrity chef and showgirls, Charm City opened its first casino, Horseshoe Baltimore, Tuesday...
article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Opens Tonight
(Maryland) -- A fifth casino in the state of Maryland is set to open up at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, developed by CBAC Gaming, a group led by Caesars...
article Maryland's gambling industry enters its next phase as Baltimore's first casino opens its doors
(Maryland) -- Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck.
article Does Maryland have enough gambling demand to support casinos?
(Maryland) -- The opening of the new casino in Baltimore raises the stakes on the big question in gambling: Is there enough demand to go around?
article EDITORIAL: Baltimore's casino reality
(Maryland) -- Tonight, Baltimore becomes a casino town. With the opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street, the city enters an era of...
article Hollywood Casino Perryville won't try to keep up with the Horseshoe's marketing
(Maryland) -- As Maryland's newest casino prepares to open its doors Tuesday night, the state’s oldest gaming facility isn't planning to go over the top to...
article Former Maryland Live! Casino Worker Must Return List Of High Rollers
(Maryland) -- A federal judge says a former employee of the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover must return a list of high rollers she allegedly took when she left to work...

8/25/2014

article Horseshoe Casino gets approval for operating license
(Maryland) -- Following two days of controlled demonstrations, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore won state regulators' approval Monday as to open as scheduled Tuesday night.
article Maryland Live! is ready for Horseshoe Casino's competition, GM says
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! has been preparing for the arrival of the new casino on the block, and the president of the Arundel Mills gaming facility said it’s...
article With the Horseshoe casino, Baltimore adds to the urban gambling jackpot
(Maryland) -- The inside of the new Horseshoe casino looks like any gambling palace on the Las Vegas Strip, filled with blinking slot machines, blackjack tables,...
article Neighborhoods Hope For Casino Windfall, But Fear Problems
(Maryland) -- On a summertime Thursday night kids play on Sydney Avenue in Westport, where Richard Harris, sitting on a neighbor’s stoop, reflects on the...
article Woman accused of stealing Maryland Live high-rollers list for rival casino
(Maryland) -- In the casino industry, they are known as "whales." At Maryland Live, they are plied with personal parties, guaranteed seating at concerts, free...
article City documents point to Horseshoe Casino as party responsible for steam line payments
(Maryland) -- Last week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city had explored “all options” to pay for relocating a steam line at Horseshoe Casino...

8/23/2014

article Baltimore finally ready to gamble as casino opens Tuesday
(Maryland) -- Baltimore's first casino could have risen more than a dozen years ago on the faded industrial stretch that is now posh Harbor East.

8/22/2014

article Casino finds way to fund politicians
(Maryland) -- Maryland law says it's illegal for casino owners to give money to political campaigns. Yet since that law was passed nearly two years ago, Bill Rickman...

8/21/2014

article City OKs shifting community impact funds to move steam line by casino
(Maryland) -- Baltimore City's spending board on Wednesday approved taking $3 million from expected community impact funds to pay the cost of moving a steam line in...

8/20/2014

article Rawlings-Blake defends plan to divert $3M in casino impact funds
(Maryland) -- The city's spending panel on Wednesday voted unanimously without discussion to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked...
article Maryland casino eyes A.C. job seekers
(Atlantic City) -- Mark Manzoni, a bartender at the doomed Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, has a manila envelope in his hand and a smile on his face. "I just...

8/19/2014

article City to use community gambling impact funds to pay for steam pipeline
(Maryland) -- The Board of Estimates is expected tomorrow to peel off $3 million in gambling impact funds earmarked for South Baltimore communities to pay for a...

8/16/2014

article Revisit formula for casinos aiding schools
(Maryland) -- A story reported recently by Capital News Service in Annapolis is troubling. The 2012 casino referendum in Maryland was passed thanks in part to a line...

8/15/2014

article A first peek inside the Horseshoe
(Maryland) -- A siren sounded loudly Friday inside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, jolting reporters getting a first peek at the vast, $442 million development featuring...
article Maryland Live Readies For Competition
(Maryland) -- This month's opening of Maryland's fifth casino, Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore will mark the first major competition for what has been the largest casino...
article Take A Tour Of Maryland's Newest Casino
(Maryland) -- Maryland's newest casino opens in just eleven days, on August 26. The $442-million Horseshoe Casino will open along Russell Street, just blocks from M...
article Allan Powell: Another casino, another social blight
(Maryland) -- On July 22, there was a story in The Herald-Mail about the Prince George’s County Council approving a plan to build a casino at the cost of $925...
article Pick 4 is 'killing' the Maryland Lottery because so many players are winning
(Maryland) -- Gamblers in Maryland are getting lucky, and that’s bad news for the state lottery. The Maryland Lottery is losing more money than it expected to on...

8/12/2014

article State banks $849M from gambling
(Maryland) -- Maryland's lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year,...
article Maryland Lottery seeks new players as casinos cannibalize sales
(Maryland) -- As casinos draw more customers to slots and table games — and away from lottery tickets — the state’s gaming agency is working to keep...
article Horseshoe set to open as Md. gambling revenue increases
(Maryland) -- The grand opening of Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino is two weeks away. George Lettis has a sneak preview of the big event and how a new report shows...
article Md. gambling revenue at $849M as Horseshoe Casino preps to open
(Maryland) -- Maryland's lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year,...

8/11/2014

article Lottery sales drop for second straight year
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery sales dropped again for a second year in a row as they compete with the state's casinos for the gambler's dollar, the state agency...
article Maryland lottery revenue slides as casinos gobble up disposable income
(Maryland) -- State tax revenue from the lottery and casinos grew overall last year, but traditional lottery sales declined as a result of Maryland’s burgeoning...
article Maryland lottery sales slide as casino revenue surges
(Maryland) -- Before Maryland’s largest casino opened less than two miles away, convenience store manager Chirag Patel was hoping to sell more lottery tickets than...
article Maryland lottery sales slide for second year
(Maryland) -- Maryland lottery sales decreased slightly for the second year in a row, state lottery officials reported Monday. Overall, gambling contributed more to the...
article Penn National’s $225M slot parlor takes shape
(Maryland) -- Plans to open the state’s first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three...
article Maryland Reports Gambling Revenue for Fiscal Year
(Maryland) -- Maryland's lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year,...

8/10/2014

article Md. lottery study finds the poor buy the most tickets
(Maryland) -- Boarded-up homes, crumbling store fronts and police cameras with blue lights line the streets of Park Heights, Maryland. It's an area where the median...

8/9/2014

article Maryland Live! casino unveils $1 million slot machine
(Maryland) -- Maryland's most popular casino will unveil a $1 million slot machine. Maryland Live is poised to present a slot machine that invites gamblers to bet $...
article Opinion: Nobody asked me (about casinos or Ray Rice), but . . .
(Maryland) -- Nobody asked me, but … the fans who gave Ray Rice a standing ovation before Thursday's preseason game apparently have not read the Ravens'...

8/8/2014

article New slot machine offers $1 million jackpot – for $500 a bet
(Maryland) -- Joan Mainhart had wrapped up a moderately successful day playing the slots at Maryland Live — walking in with $100, stepping out with $150 —...

8/7/2014

article Baltimore neighborhood looks forward to funds from new Horseshoe casino
(Maryland) -- The residents of Westport, a worn-down Baltimore neighborhood dwarfed by the elevated highways that run over it, say they’ve always felt ignored....
article Casino crowds overshadow dwindling racing fans
(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...
article For Baltimore, Horseshoe casino is a rare chance to employ hundreds
(Maryland) -- Ryan Griffin, 24, loves his job at the Maryland Live! casino in Anne Arundel County. He works Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight at a casino...

8/6/2014

article Maryland casino revenues rise 10 percent in a year
(Maryland) -- Maryland's four casinos brought in $75.9 million in July, a jump of nearly 10 percent from the same month a year earlier, with the bulk of the increase...

8/5/2014

article Despite campaign promises, casinos, not schools, are big winners from gaming 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...
article Maryland casino revenue rises nearly 10% in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos generated $76 million in July, up 10 percent from the same month last year. Maryland Live brought in $58.2 million, according to the state...
article Maryland casinos generate $76 million in revenue in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos generated $76 million in revenue in July, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, the Maryland Lottery and...
article Game machine industry loses round in rules fight
(Maryland) -- Representatives of Maryland's game machine businesses lost a round in their fight against proposed state regulations they say could cripple the...
article Lottery revenues suffer as players begin spending at casinos
(Maryland) -- Joe Thomas is trying his luck on a slot machine at the Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills. He explains that he used to stand in line for state lottery...
article Lottery revenues suffer as players begin spending at casinos
(Maryland) -- Joe Thomas is trying his luck on a slot machine at the Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills. He explains that he used to stand in line for state lottery...
article Ocean Downs casino money goes to politicians
(Maryland) -- 11 companies owned or affiliated with William Rickman Jr., who owns the Ocean Downs casino on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, have contributed more than $...

8/4/2014

article Despite 2012 law, casino cash finds its way to candidates in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Maryland lawmakers made it illegal in 2012 for casino owners to make donations to political candidates, a move intended to curb the influence of a deep-...
article Gambling in Md. Part 1: Low-income players drive lottery sales, big source of state revenues
(Maryland) -- Boarded-up homes, crumbling store fronts and police cameras with blue lights line the streets of Park Heights. It’s in one of Baltimore’s...
article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has filled 1,900 of its 2,200 jobs
(Maryland) -- With less than a month until the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens, the South Baltimore gaming facility has filled about 1,900 of up to 2,200 positions.

7/31/2014

article Maryland Live! shopping for workers in AC
(Maryland) -- Despite the imminent arrival of new competition in its own back yard, Maryland Live! - the biggest casino by revenue in the Mid-Atlantic region with $654...

7/30/2014

article Jones wants more oversight of leftover casino money
(Maryland) -- A community advisory panel would get more control over unused impact funds from Maryland Live! under a bill proposed by County Councilman Daryl Jones...

7/29/2014

article Baltimore Mayor Welcomes Horseshoe Casino With Big Reveal
(Maryland) -- The stage has been set for one of the newest additions to downtown Baltimore. Marcus Washington reports Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a big reveal in...

7/28/2014

article 1,000 Horseshoe Casino Employees Report For First Day
(Maryland) -- All along, the Horseshoe Casino said its business would bring jobs to Baltimore. Well, 1,000 employees started Monday. Mike Schuh reports that’s more...

7/26/2014

article St. John Properties makes play for casinos
(Maryland) -- Known for suburban office parks, St. John Properties is in the market for a few used casinos. Nothing too flashy, nothing on the scale of the Revel...

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...

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