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Maryland Gaming

6/21/2016

article DC Area’s New Casino Is Creating Thousands Of Jobs
(Maryland) -- A new casino is opening this fall in Prince George’s County, Maryland just across the river from Washington, D.C. — bringing roughly 3,600 jobs...

6/14/2016

article Maryland Casinos Set New Revenue Record of $104.4 Million in May
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that monthly combined revenues for the state’s casinos reached a new high of $104,351,219 in May 2016....

6/11/2016

article As MGM National Harbor looms, what impact will it have on Maryland Live casino?
(Maryland) -- With the MGM National Harbor Casino slated to be completed in the next few months, there are still looming questions as to whether it will negatively...

6/8/2016

article MGM slot money hasn’t arrived yet, but the fight on how to spend it is on
(Maryland) -- The MGM casino at National Harbor won’t open its doors for six more months, but Prince George’s County officials are already feuding over how...

6/6/2016

article Maryland casinos are on a record roll
(Maryland) -- Rocked by the 2014 closure of four casinos, Atlantic City is on the brink of a financial crisis. Nevada casino revenue has been flat for months. But...
article Maryland casinos set second straight monthly revenue record
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos generated a record of nearly $104.4 million this past May, surpassing the previous record total of $103.9 million set one month...

6/5/2016

article Pappas Restaurant coming to MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- Pappas, the Baltimore-area seafood restaurant, will open a location at MGM National Harbor when the Prince George's County resort and casino opens...

5/27/2016

article Taking a gamble on MGM's blackjack school
(Maryland) -- Before her first day of blackjack class, Stephanie Sizemore straightened her blonde hair, put on hot-pink lipstick and reached for the highest pair of...

5/24/2016

article See Inside MGM National Harbor's Luxury Suites
(Maryland) -- By the fourth quarter of 2016, the $1.3 billion MGM National Harbor casino is expected to open its doors to the public. Before its big opening, two more...

5/20/2016

article Casinos fight fee increase for government oversight
(Maryland) -- During a hearing Tuesday, Republican lawmakers complained that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration was beating the casino industry "like a...
article How a mah-jongg game bust led to legalized home poker games in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Fear not, card game enthusiasts: Maryland's governor has signed a bill that would legalize some home poker games. House Bill 127, one of many bills...

5/18/2016

article Maryland racing, breeding industries enjoy resurgence
(Maryland) -- For the embattled racing industry in Maryland five years ago, there was probably nowhere to go but up. Still, the recent resurgence in numbers posted by...
article Property tax rate for homeowners to drop by a penny in fiscal 2017
(Maryland) -- The Board of Estimates today lowered by one cent the tax rate for owner-occupied properties by adjusting the Targeted Homeowner’s Tax Credit Rate by...

5/17/2016

article Casino dealer school opens up in Prince George's Co.
(Maryland) -- The first 100 people aiming to become casino table games dealers at the MGM National Harbor complex started school today.

5/16/2016

article University Of Maryland Offers Course On 'Gambling In The New Millennium'
(Maryland) -- There's a certain reaction some folks have when they hear the title of the course University of Maryland professor Stephen McDaniel has been offering...
article Pimlico owner Stronach Group to purchase Rosecroft Raceway
(Maryland) -- The Stronach Group has agreed to purchase Prince George's County's Rosecroft Raceway from the Penn National Gaming Inc., growing its number of...

5/14/2016

article Drug use may threaten horse racing's future
(Maryland) -- Former Maryland Jockey Club CEO Joseph A. De Francis watches the Triple Crown races with growing anxiety, worried that an overmedicated horse will collapse...

5/10/2016

article MGM National Harbor offers school for aspiring casino dealers
(Maryland) -- On Tuesday, prospective students learned more about what it takes to be a card dealer at MGM National Harbor. It was a part of a Dealer School Open House....

5/7/2016

article April Sees Maryland Casinos Push Past $100 Million for 17 Percent Jump, Market Now Halfway to Atlantic City
(Maryland) -- The five casinos, Hollywood Casino Perryville, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Ocean Downs, Maryland Live!, and Rocky Gap Resort, generated $103,891,225, their...

5/5/2016

article Maryland casino revenue tops $100 million for first time in April
(Maryland) -- Soaring monthly revenue at Maryland's casinos topped $100 million for the first time in April, the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said Thursday. The...
article Maryland casinos break $100M in revenue for record month in April
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos had their best month ever in April, as the total monthly combined revenues from the state's five casinos reached $103.9 million.
article Md. casinos pull in record amount
(Maryland) -- Maryland casino revenue was $103.9 million in April, a new monthly high. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Thursday that last month...
article Fourth Circuit Decision Highlights Need For Employers To Assess Whether Training Time Should Be Compensated
(Maryland) -- Whether time spent in training is compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is an issue that the courts have addressed in a...

4/28/2016

article Former Casino Trainees Win Appeal Over Unpaid Wages
(Maryland) -- Former Maryland Live Casino trainees will be able to reclaim unpaid wages. The trainees say they should have been paid for attending a casino dealer school...
article Former trainees of Maryland Live Casino win appeal on unpaid wages
(Maryland) -- Former trainees of Maryland Live Casino in Hanover have won an appeal in a case in which the trainees are seeking unpaid wages for their time attending a...

4/25/2016

article 4th Circuit says Maryland casino may owe trainees minimum wage
(Maryland) -- A Maryland casino may have violated wage-and-hour laws by refusing to pay job applicants who attended an intensive "dealer school" designed to...

4/19/2016

article Timonium fairgrounds parlor that caused uproar now a 'nicer' place to bet
(Maryland) -- A few minutes after noon at the new off-track betting emporium at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Baltimore County, Gus "Tiger" Papa, 86, sits...

4/13/2016

article Maryland Jockey Club Opens Fourth Off-Track Betting Facility
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Jockey Club opened its fourth off-track betting facility Wednesday when the doors to its 2,000-square-foot facility in this historic town were...

4/12/2016

article Maryland Fails To Pass Fantasy Sports Bill, And Why That Could Mean Trouble
(Maryland) -- After the Maryland state legislature did not pass legislation dealing with daily fantasy sports before it adjourned on Monday night, the legal status of...

4/7/2016

article Immense Project Planned Beside MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- Plans are in store to create a 1.28 million-square-foot mixed-use development surrounding the upcoming Prince George's County casino, MGM National...

4/6/2016

article Maryland casinos are on a roll, reporting gains for fourth straight month
(Maryland) -- Revenue at Maryland's casinos increased for the fourth straight month in March, according to figures released Tuesday by the Lottery and Gaming Control...

4/5/2016

article Baltimore County Council votes to ban casino in Timonium
(Maryland) -- The Baltimore County Council unanimously passed a bill Monday night that bans a potential casino at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
article Maryland casinos have second largest month ever with $97.8M in revenue
(Maryland) -- Maryland's gaming industry had its second biggest month ever, bringing in $97.85 million in revenue in March. The strong showing trailed only July 2015...
article Maryland Live, state casinos see near-record revenue in March
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos saw nearly $98 million in revenue in March, the second highest number in the state's history. According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming...

4/4/2016

article Council approves bill banning casinos at fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- The Baltimore County Council on Monday passed a bill that allows a controversial off-track betting facility at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, in Timonium...

4/3/2016

article Eight years after opening, National Harbor anticipates new life after MGM
(Maryland) -- National Harbor opened eight years ago in the middle of a recession. Today, it’s an economic and entertainment center for Prince George’s...

4/1/2016

article Liquor board seeks $75,000 in fees from Horseshoe Casino, vendors
(Maryland) -- The city's Board of Liquor License Commissioners is seeking $60,000 in fees and back payment from vendors at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore that it...

3/28/2016

article MGM as competitor and partner? Alexandria has options for dealing with the coming monster resort
(Maryland) -- For Alexandria, the soon-to-open MGM National Harbor will be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the resort will be a “new well-marketed, high...

3/26/2016

article Five Minutes with William Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- The nature of casino gambling has changed since William Boasberg started as an executive with Bally's in New Orleans in 1995. The casino experience...

3/25/2016

article Horseshoe Casino's economic impact
(Maryland) -- The recent televised mayoral debate — and The Sun's analysis of selected candidates' remarks — underscored the need to clarify the...

3/18/2016

article Community, state fair reach deal on off-track betting at fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- The Maryland State Fair is promising not to seek gambling beyond the off-track betting that's in the works in Timonium, and community leaders are...
article Officials reach agreement on off-track betting
(Maryland) -- Maryland State Fair officials signed an agreement with surrounding neighborhoods, pledging not to seek gambling or assist others in applying for gaming,...
article Timonium fairgrounds off-track betting dispute resolved
(Maryland) -- The dispute over allowing slots or a casino to open at the Timonium fairgrounds is now resolved. Baltimore County Delegate Susan Auman described it as a...

3/16/2016

article MGM's Maryland Casino To Open By Year's End
(Maryland) -- The most expensive casino in Maryland’s history won’t be opening by August as once planned, but it should still open by the end of 2016.

3/12/2016

article Casino Revenue Is Already Built Into Prince George's Education Budget, Baker Says
(Maryland) -- The MGM National Harbor casino hasn't opened yet, but Prince George's County's top official is already banking on revenues from gaming and...

3/9/2016

article New OTBs being developed in Maryland
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Jockey Club offtrack betting parlor at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore, which opened in 2015, was estimated to handle $10 million a...

3/8/2016

article Baltimore County Council bill would ban casino at state fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- A bill to prohibit casino gambling at the state fairgrounds in Timonium by changing Baltimore County's zoning law has been filed with the Baltimore...
article House committee questions slots parity bill
(Maryland) -- Of the several Cecil County bills heard by House and Senate committees on Tuesday afternoon, one seeking tax parity for Hollywood Casino Perryville drew...
article Lawmakers mull over 2 off-track betting bills
(Maryland) -- The highly contentious debate over year-round off-track betting at the Timonium Fairgrounds was up for discussion again Tuesday as state lawmakers in...

3/7/2016

article Senate bill would establish gambling casino in Potomac
(Maryland) -- A bill aimed at establishing a gambling outlet off the shores of Colonial Beach, Virginia has been introduced in the Maryland Senate. SB 907 would allow...
article Robbers tracked Maryland casino patron to his home by putting GPS on his car, police say
(Maryland) -- On a Tuesday night four months ago, two armed men, wearing ski masks, showed up at a home in Montgomery County, tied up two of the residents and demanded...

3/5/2016

article New bill would block slots and table games at Maryland State Fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- Republican Baltimore County Delegate Chris West has proposed a measure that places a new twist on the controversy of gambling at the Maryland State...

3/4/2016

article Gambling stats for February
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated $25 million from both slot machines and table games in February. This was $2 million, or 8.8%, more than the revenue...
article Maryland casinos' revenue surge continues in February
(Maryland) -- Revenue at Maryland's casinos was up for the third straight month in February, led by double-digit gains at Maryland Live, Casino at Ocean Downs and...
article Bill would ban slots, table games at fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- The controversy over off-track betting at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium took a new twist Friday in Annapolis.
article State fair considers moving amid anti-gambling legislation
(Maryland) -- With state lawmakers and Baltimore County Council members considering bills to limit gambling at the state fairgrounds in Timonium, the organization is...

3/3/2016

article Maryland Live! Casino offering trips to outer space
(Maryland) -- A Baltimore-area casino is offering the chance of a lifetime. Throughout March, Maryland Live! Casino is giving away $400,000 in prizes, including four...

3/2/2016

article Controversy Continues Over Off-Track Betting At Timonium Fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- The battle over a high stakes plan to bring off-track betting to the Timonium Fairgrounds continues. Neighbors say they’re concerned the new facility...
article Cordish Companies wins Business Partner Of The Year award [sub req'd]
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live Casino has been named Business Partner Of The Year by the West County Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the...

3/1/2016

article Kach says he'll pull off-track betting bill if casino is off the table
(Maryland) -- Baltimore County Council member Wade Kach said Tuesday he'll consider withdrawing a county bill he sponsored to ban off-track betting at the Maryland...
article Off-track betting worries residents about possible casino in Timonium
(Maryland) -- Off-track horse betting is a done deal at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. While the business community is applauding the move, those who live...

2/25/2016

article Maryland House votes to OK some small-stakes gambling in home
(Maryland) -- The House of Delegates unanimously voted Thursday to legalize small-stakes card games in homes and senior-living facilities, sending the bill to the Senate...
article MGM Is Commissioning Work by Local Artists for Its National Harbor Casino
(Maryland) -- Despite months of construction left before its slated opening at the end of 2016, MGM Resorts has already settled on one of its main suppliers of décor at...
article Maryland Live Casino Offering Free Trips To Outer Space
(Maryland) -- It’s an out of this world experience that could be yours–a trip to outer space. Maryland Live Casino is making it possible. Tracey Leong...

2/24/2016

article Maryland Live offering trips to outer space
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live casino in Hanover is launching a contest in which patrons can enter to win a trip to outer space. Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk...

2/23/2016

article Jockey club's approval of off-track betting upsets residents
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Racing Commission approved Monday night off-track betting at the Timonium Fairgrounds despite strong pushback from residents.

2/22/2016

article Off-track betting approved at state fairgrounds despite opposition
(Maryland) -- Over significant community opposition, the Maryland Racing Commission approved a proposal Monday allowing the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium to...
article LETTER: Who should have the power to legalize gambling?
(Maryland) -- Recently, Michael Hopkins and other members of the Maryland Racing Commission held a public meeting on a proposal to open an off-track betting facility at...
article Senate committee to hear multistate lottery bill
(Maryland) -- A state Senate committee is scheduled to hear a bill Wednesday that would allow the state to participate in multistate lottery games such as Mega Millions...

2/17/2016

article County Councilman urges further delay of Timonium off-track betting vote
(Maryland) -- Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach said Wednesday he is urging the Maryland Racing Commission not to proceed with its plan to vote this week on whether...

2/16/2016

article Racing commission delays vote on Timonium off-track betting
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday postponed a vote on permitting year-round off-track betting at the Timonium fairgrounds until later this week,...

2/14/2016

article MGM National Harbor Casino Tops Off
(Maryland) -- Once built, there will be no more cramped-leg, red-eye flights to Vegas, or harrowing road trips up I-95 in the middle of the night for table action at...
article Plan for Timonium OTB Parlor Causes a Stir
(Maryland) -- A combative crowd that topped 300 and overflowed the Mosner Miller Building at the Maryland State Fairgrounds turned out Feb. 10 for a Maryland Racing...

2/10/2016

article Plan Could Bring Off-Track Betting To Md. State Fairgrounds
(Maryland) -- It’s a high-stakes plan that could bring in big money. The Maryland Jockey Club is trying to bring a new off-track betting facility to the Maryland...

2/5/2016

article Casinos weather the winter storm; revenues are modestly up
(Maryland) -- Maryland's casinos reported another month of revenue gains in January, but the increases were slowed by the massive weekend snowstorm, according to...

1/28/2016

article FYIDC: MGM Casino Tops Off
(Maryland) -- Once built, there will be no more cramped-leg, red-eye flights to Vegas, or harrowing road trips up I-95 in the middle of the night for table action at...

1/20/2016

article 'Topping off' ceremony held at site of MGM Grand Casino at the National Harbor
(Maryland) -- An evergreen tree was hoisted to the roof of the MGM Grand Casino currently under construction at the National Harbor. The tree lifting ceremony atop the...
article MGM Says Its National Harbor Resort Will “Blow Away” Donald Trump’s DC Hotel
(Maryland) -- Jackie Wilson’s “Higher and Higher” cut through the bitterly cold waterfront air at National Harbor as the crane on top of MGM Resorts...
article Plan for simulcast racing at state fairgrounds draws opposition
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Jockey Club plans to open a horse racing simulcasting and off-track betting facility at the state fairgrounds in Timonium next week, angering...

1/5/2016

article Baltimore Horseshoe Casino hit with federal lawsuit
(Maryland) -- A federal lawsuit filed against Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore claims contracts for the construction of the casino were not sufficiently awarded to minority...
article Revenue at Maryland casinos up 11 percent in December 2015
(Maryland) -- Maryland gaming officials say December's revenue at the state's five casinos was up 11 percent over December 2014. The casinos generated more than...

12/26/2015

article Guest Column: A Requiem to Balmoral Park
(Maryland) -- As a baby boomer in the 50’s dear old dad would wake me up in the wee hours of the morning to go fishing on the Kankakee River and we’d travel...

12/5/2015

article Maryland casino revenue decreases slightly
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live generated $51.6 million from slot machines and table games in November, a 4 percent decrease from this time last year, Maryland Lottery and...
article Maryland Posts Slight Drop in November Casino Revenue
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming reported on Friday the combined gambling revenue generated by the state’s five casinos in November.

12/4/2015

article Md. casinos see slight drop in overall revenue since last year
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos took in $89.7 million in revenue in November, down a half percent from November a year ago. The Casino at Ocean Downs, near...
article Horseshoe shows revenue gains; other casinos' results are mixed
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore reported a revenue increase for the second straight month in November, continuing to rebound from the fallout of the city's...

12/3/2015

article Maryland Live! to launch Simulated Gaming with GAN
(Maryland) -- GameAccount Network (GAN) has launched its Simulated Gaming online product for the Maryland Live! Casino. Under the agreement, Maryland Live! Casino, based...

11/30/2015

article MGM brings all-star culinary team to new National Harbor resort
(Maryland) -- When MGM National Harbor opens in 2016, its culinary program will include a combination of new and familiar faces. It was announced today that chefs José...
article MGM National Harbor casino will feature restaurants by the Voltaggio brothers, José Andrés and Marcus Samuelsson
(Maryland) -- When it debuts in the second half of 2016, the MGM National Harbor casino will be home to a quartet of culinary headliners. José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson...

11/26/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's new GM: Protecting customer base is a top priority
(Maryland) -- Erin Chamberlin will have her work cut out for her when she takes over as the general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Chamberlin, 40, expects to...

11/21/2015

article Quade: 'Maryland Racing's Best Days Are Yet To Come'
(Maryland) -- Nearly 400 industry leaders, horsemen, government officials and fans attended a Town Hall meeting Friday evening at Laurel Park to discuss the future of...

11/6/2015

article Maryland Casino Revenue Up
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced that all five Maryland casinos reported revenue gains in October. The agency announced Thursday that...

11/5/2015

article Maryland casino revenue jumps by 9.2 percent in October
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos pushed their collective monthly take close to $100 million in October as the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Anne Arundel County's...
article All five Maryland casinos report revenue gains, reflecting market strength
(Maryland) -- All five Maryland casinos posted revenue gains in October, reflecting the market's significant growth since the newest venue — Horseshoe Casino...

11/4/2015

article Magazine readers vote Maryland Live best Md. casino
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Companies has received the Best Casino in Maryland award for its Maryland Live Casino property from Casino Player Magazine, the leading...

11/2/2015

article Maryland Casinos Want to Lower Slot Machine Payouts
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos are asking permission to lower the average payouts of their slot machines by as much as 3 percent. Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission...

10/28/2015

article Casino seeks local support for slots tax parity
(Maryland) -- When the Maryland General Assembly convenes in January for its 90-day session, it may be considering legislation to cut Hollywood Casino Perryville’s...

10/24/2015

article Some casino compliance information no longer in reports
(Maryland) -- At its August meeting, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission was presented by staff with the usual, publiclyavailable monthly report...

10/21/2015

article A look at the history of gambling in Southern Maryland
(Maryland) -- It may seem hard to believe today, but 60 years ago, Nevada and four Southern Maryland counties were the only locations in the nation where slot machines...

10/19/2015

article Baltimore police investigating Horseshoe Casino knockout video
(Maryland) -- Baltimore police said they are investigating an incident caught on tape that shows a man punching out a security worker at Horseshoe Casino. The video...

10/17/2015

article Laurel Park’s $20 million improvements showcased at Maryland Million
(Maryland) -- Despite the fact that the Maryland Million is scheduled to take place today, just three days ago ladders and boxes of new flooring crammed the terrace...

10/13/2015

article How would the new casino affect property values in Prince George’s and Alexandria?
(Maryland) -- As a homeowner, there are certain things you can do to protect and improve your home’s value – things like routine maintenance, renovations and...

10/11/2015

article All But 1 Maryland Casino Sees Increase In Revenue
(Maryland) -- The numbers are in—all but one of Maryland’s casinos are seeing a boost in their bottom line. But, as Gigi Barnett reports, altogether, the...

10/7/2015

article 4 Maryland casinos post revenue increases in September
(Maryland) -- Four of Maryland's five casinos posted revenue gains of at least 5 percent in September. The figures, which were released Tuesday by the Maryland...
article Maryland Casino Revenue is Up
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos raked in around $87 million last month. That’s a nearly 6 percent increase over the same month last year. In Anne Arundel County...

10/6/2015

article Four casinos post gains as Horseshoe revenue dips slightly
(Maryland) -- Four of Maryland's five casinos posted revenue gains of at least 5 percent in September, reflecting growth in the casino market over the past year,...
article Maryland casinos pulled in $87.5 million in September
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos brought in $87.5 million in revenue in September, up 6 percent from a year ago, state officials reported. Monthly revenue...

10/3/2015

article Column: The difference between casinos and casino nights
(Maryland) -- Gambling has never been a sound way of balancing a budget. It's not a good idea with family finances and it's certainly not good public policy.
article Maryland Live! Casino Receives Top Award For Philanthropy
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! Casino has been awarded the ‘Don Riddle Corporate Citizenship Award’ just a day after its inaugural World Poker Tour event...

9/28/2015

article Hollywood Casino celebrates five-year anniversary
(Maryland) -- Showgirls in feathered hats, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra reincarnates, and many regular patrons and local political figures lined...

9/26/2015

article Maryland Casino Plans $150M Expansion
(Maryland) -- Members of Anne Arundel County Council voted to approve The Cordish Companies plans for a major $150 million plus expansion to Maryland Live! Casino,...

9/25/2015

article How the coming MGM resort casino could help energize Radio One
(Maryland) -- Close watchers of Radio One, the national network of radio and television stations aimed at black and urban consumers, knows the company has had a rocky...

9/22/2015

article Arundel bond approval advances plan for Maryland Live expansion
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. soon will be able to proceed with a $150 million hotel it's planning to add at Maryland Live, the state's largest casino. The Anne Arundel...

9/21/2015

article Cordish wins approval for $150M expansion of Maryland Live Casino
(Maryland) -- The Anne Arundel County Council approved on Monday evening a $150 million expansion of Maryland Live Casino. The Cordish Cos., owner and operator of the...
article Man pleads guilty to robbing Maryland Live casino patrons
(Maryland) -- Jose Hector Laguerre, 47, pleaded guilty Monday in federal district court in Baltimore to conspiring to commit several robberies of patrons of the Maryland...

9/17/2015

article Maryland Live! targets young people for 200 positions
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! has turned its attention to college towns and social media in anticipation of a state law that will drop the minimum age for casino workers...

9/14/2015

article New projects suggest sports and entertainment zone is taking root
(Maryland) -- Jimmy Trujillo had two chances to walk away from Warner Street. First, the Washington investors who drafted the nightclub consultant and designer to find a...
article Gambling Addiction In Maryland Growing
(Maryland) -- A recent report in the Washington Post says that while gambling addiction is growing in Maryland – treatment options are not. These growing social...

9/13/2015

article Maryland’s gamblers struggle to find help
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen listens to the wreckage that the $1bn gambling industry has wrought in Maryland. He listens to the man, $400,000 in debt, whose wife threw...

9/8/2015

article In Maryland, gambling addiction is growing, but treatment options are not
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen listens to the wreckage that the $1 billion gambling industry has wrought in Maryland. He listens to the man, $400,000 in debt, whose wife...
article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore visitor tries to bring gun on-site
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is a gaming location in Maryland that sees a lot of foot traffic, especially on the weekends. This past weekend an unusual...
article State's No. 1 lottery retailer has the winning ticket
(Maryland) -- The regulars at the Soda Pop Shop Mart had heard the story before — how Bill Jenkins accidentally played the same set of Keno numbers twice in 2012,...

9/7/2015

article State's No. 1 lottery retailer has the winning ticket
(Maryland) -- The regulars at the Soda Pop Shop Mart had heard the story before — how Bill Jenkins accidentally played the same set of Keno numbers twice in 2012,...
article In Maryland, gambling addiction is growing, but treatment options are not
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen listens to the wreckage that the $1 billion gambling industry has wrought in Maryland. He listens to the man, $400,000 in debt, whose wife...

9/5/2015

article Maryland August Casino Revenue Up 20%
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission posted on Friday information about the revenue generated by the state’s five casinos in August.
article Horseshoe Casino posts its best revenue month
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which just celebrated its first anniversary, recorded its best month for revenue in August, according to figures released...

9/4/2015

article A good month for Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated $27.6 million from slot machines and table games last month in its best performance since opening a year ago. After a...
article Look how far MGM National Harbor has come (Video)
(Maryland) -- On the site of MGM National Harbor, scheduled to open its doors in roughly 12 to 15 months, some 1,000 men and women are at work in shifts that round the...
article State casinos generate close to $100M revenue in August
(Maryland) -- Combined revenue for the state's five casinos was $96.7 million in August, a 20 percent increase over the same month in 2014, Maryland Lottery and...

9/3/2015

article Man arrested after children found in car at casino
(Maryland) -- Two children were found in a car unattended inside a parking garage Wednesday night at a south Baltimore casino. Authorities said they received a call...

9/2/2015

article The Horseshoe's successful first year
(Maryland) -- In gambling, there are winners and losers. In the case of Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, the big...

8/31/2015

article Hollywood Casino Perryville, Maryland's oldest, plans fifth anniversary celebration during September
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville will celebrate during September five years of being what its general manager calls "your neighborhood bar of a casino....

8/28/2015

article Horseshoe still finding place in crowded market
(Maryland) -- Everything about the gleaming, $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary, seems outsized — including the...

8/27/2015

article New Lottery game, Cash4Life, approved for Maryland
(Maryland) -- Maryland gambling officials approved a new lottery drawing game Thursday. The regulators also voted to lower the minimum average annual payout that casinos...

8/26/2015

article Regulators endorse lower slots payout requirements
(Maryland) -- State gambling regulators are recommending that Maryland's five casinos be permitted to reduce required average annual payouts from their slot machines...
article Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino marks first anniversary
(Maryland) -- This time last year, the buzz in Baltimore centered around the Horseshoe Casino, which opened one year ago Wednesday. To celebrate, the casino is hosting...
article Horseshoe celebrates first anniversary
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is marking its first anniversary with a $111,111 giveaway. The Caesars property said it has attracted more than 5 million guests...
article Despite influx of casino jobs, CCBC struggles to fill dealer training classes
(Maryland) -- Despite high demand for table game dealers at Baltimore-area casinos, a new dealer training program at the Community College of Baltimore County is having...

8/23/2015

article AUDIO: Delegate Lierman On Casino Anniversary & Meeting With Sec. Holt
(Maryland) -- This Wednesday, will mark one year since the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore opened, becoming Maryland's fifth casino. The casino on Russell Street is in...
article Game on, with new Md. arcade rules in the works
(Maryland) -- Ocean City Boardwalk arcade owners still have concerns a year later about regulations that could affect their businesses. Last summer, regulations from The...

8/20/2015

article Horseshoe Casino wants to build a hotel in South Baltimore
(Maryland) -- One year after opening, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore executives are hoping to see more development along the Warner Street corridor in South Baltimore. And...

8/19/2015

article What Horseshoe Casino learned during its first year in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Fights and forced closures. Poker tournaments and tailgates. Dealer training and turnover. One year and 5 million guests later, the Horseshoe Casino...

8/18/2015

article MGM National Harbor makes a college connection
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor announced a $100,000 donation to Prince George's Community College Monday as part of its efforts to recruit employees for its new...

8/17/2015

article Maryland Lottery & Casino Both See Record Increases
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s lottery and gaming are bringing in more than ever before. Tracey Leong explains the spike and why it will only continue to rise. Maryland...

8/12/2015

article Maryland Gaming Continues to Rise; Rocky Gap Increases Over 2014
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened in this fiscal year, which ended in June. “I mean, the goal is to get it up over 50 percent”, Medenica said....

8/11/2015

article Betting the House: Five years later, Maryland's casinos have left addiction, crime, and half-filled promises in their wake
(Maryland) -- By the time Jim Calabrese moved to Maryland in 2001, gambling had already taken a huge toll. The hours he spent and the money he lost playing the slots and...
article Horseshoe’s Baltimore bet not paying off as predicted
(Maryland) -- There were great expectations for Horseshoe Casino when it opened in Baltimore last August. Crowds surged, music blasted, festivity reigned. Big-dollar...
article Maryland gaming revenue expected to continue growing after topping $1 billion
(Maryland) -- The state's new gaming chief predicted at least several more years of significant casino revenue growth on Monday, the same day the state announced...
article Maryland Lottery eyes new game with lifetime jackpot
(Maryland) -- Lottery players could soon have a new game with a lifetime payout, according to the head of the state Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. State Lottery...

8/10/2015

article Lottery sales, casino revenue a billon-dollar boon for Maryland
(Maryland) -- Maryland raked in more than $1 billion from casino revenue and lottery sales, marking a record haul for the fiscal year that ended June 30, state officials...
article Maryland fiscal year gaming revenue tops $1 billion
(Maryland) -- Maryland officials say lottery sales and casino revenues contributed over a billion dollars to the state in the 2015 fiscal year, the first time the number...
article Maryland lottery, casino revenue tops $1 billion for first time
(Maryland) -- Maryland's revenue from lottery sales and casinos rose 19 .1 percent in the fiscal year ending June 30, topping $1 billion for the first time, the...

8/9/2015

article Has the bet on casino gambling in Baltimore been a bust?
(Maryland) -- There were great expectations for Horseshoe Casino when it opened in Baltimore last August. Crowds surged, music blasted, festivity reigned.

8/7/2015

article Has the bet on casino gambling in Baltimore been a bust?
(Maryland) -- There were great expectations for Horseshoe Casino when it opened in Baltimore last August. Crowds surged, music blasted, festivity reigned. Big-dollar...

8/6/2015

article Md. Casinos Generate Nearly $100M In Revenue During July
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos generated nearly $100-million during last month. Officials say during the month of July all five casinos generated a combined...

8/5/2015

article Horseshoe Casino recovering from post-riot slump
(Maryland) -- Revenues generated by gamblers at the Horseshoe Casino regained much of the ground lost after the Baltimore riot and curfew, according to figures released...
article Maryland gambling revenues hit nearly $100 million
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos produced nearly $100 million in combined revenue in July, with vacationers on the Eastern Shore and in Western Maryland helping...
article Maryland's casinos brought in a record $99 million in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos generated $99 million in July, a new record for the state’s casino industry. Year-over-year, total casino revenue...

8/4/2015

article Casino OTB Parlor in Maryland Proves Popular
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Jockey Club's first casino off-track betting parlor has been doing pretty good business since it opened in late April, officials said Aug...
article Transit hub at Maryland Live axed
(Maryland) -- A proposal to create a transit hub near Maryland Live has been axed, according to recent development plans. A site plan now shows a parking lot with 650...
article Man wins replica DeLorean time machine at Maryland Live casino
(Maryland) -- A Virginia man won a time machine Friday night at Hanover's Maryland Live Casino. The casino held a promotional contest throughout July in which...

8/3/2015

article New owner plans 'patient' approach to Rocky Gap casino
(Maryland) -- The new owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland is in no hurry to make changes. Golden Entertainment Inc. Chairman Blake Sartini said...

7/31/2015

article House of cards: Seven guys in a poker crash pad play Texas Hold’em for a living
(Maryland) -- At the poker house, it’s always breakfast time. It was nearly 2 p.m. on a recent afternoon when Chris Brand sleepily schmeared his morning bagel in a...
article MGM making progress with $1.3 billion National Harbor casino in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Construction has commenced at the MGM National Harbor casino in Prince George's County in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C., and MGM Resorts...
article Five Minutes with Maryland Live marketing executive Mario Maesano
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live gave away a licensed replica of the Batmobile from the '60s-era "Batman" television series this spring. At 10:40 p.m. Friday, it held a...

7/30/2015

article Here's your first look at the MGM National Harbor hotel rooms
(Maryland) -- After running — countless times, really — renderings of the MGM National Harbor exterior, we finally have our first look inside the $1.3...

7/28/2015

article Lawsuit: Man says he was struck by runaway roulette ball at Maryland Live
(Maryland) -- A man is suing The Cordish Cos. for injuries he said he received after being struck by a roulette ball at Maryland Live casino in 2013. Leander Stocks...

7/27/2015

article Did a roulette ball take flight? $150K lawsuit against Maryland Live! claims injury
(Maryland) -- A visit to a casino is all fun and games until someone almost loses an eye. A D.C. man is suing the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. Inc., developer of...

7/25/2015

article Maryland Live plans reveal 18-story hotel proposal
(Maryland) -- Developers of Maryland Live want to build an 18-story hotel at the Hanover casino, possibly making the tallest building in Anne Arundel County.

7/24/2015

article Newfangled machines will aim to hook younger casino players
(Maryland) -- Many slot machines on casino floors bear images of faded but recognizable movies or TV shows such as "Sex and the City," "Ghostbusters...
press release Maryland Live! casino generates over $67 Million in local impact grants in its first three years
(Maryland) -- Since opening on June 6, 2012, revenue from The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino has generated over $67 million in local impact grants to...
article Our say: Maryland Live plan an opportunity for area
(Maryland) -- A visual image can be more eloquent than words. If The Cordish Cos. gets a go-ahead to supplement its Maryland Live casino with a 14,000-square-foot...

7/20/2015

article MGM National Harbor is their charge. Meet the two men leading this $1.3B project.
(Washington D.C.) -- It was 1980 when Lorenzo Creighton first stepped foot in a Las Vegas casino, The Flamingo. The graduate of Decorah, Iowa's Luther College, with...

7/16/2015

article Watch David Cordish hand out $100 bills to Maryland Live Casino customers
(Maryland) -- David Cordish was doling out the dolla bills last weekend as part of a new promotion to thank customers at Maryland Live Casino. The Cordish Cos. president...

7/15/2015

article Half of MGM casino revenue to fund schools and libraries in Pr. George’s
(Maryland) -- The Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reserve half of all taxes from gaming revenue generated by the billion-dollar MGM...

7/7/2015

article Md. casinos generate $91.4M revenue in June
(Maryland) -- State officials said this week that Maryland's five casinos generated $91.4 million in revenue in June. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency...

7/6/2015

article Horseshoe rebounding from riots, but state casino revenues drop to $91.4 million
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos reported a 5 percent drop in revenue in June to $91.4 million, though the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore had its strongest month since before...

6/20/2015

article Md. regulators approve more slots for Rocky Gap casino
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission has agreed to allow the Rocky Gap Casino Resort to add 54 slot machines and create a new outdoor...

6/19/2015

article More Slots For Maryland
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission says the Rocky Gap Casino Resort can add 54 slot machines and create a new outdoor gambling area. The...

6/18/2015

article Md. regulators approve more slots for Rocky Gap casino
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission says the Rocky Gap Casino Resort can add 54 slot machines and create a new outdoor gambling area.
article Radio One To Invest In Maryland Casino
(Maryland) -- RADIO ONE CEO ALFRED LIGGINS believes a MARYLAND casino is a good bet for the company. He made his thoughts known during a recent conference call with...
article Commission says blackjack dealers can 'hit' on 17
(Maryland) -- The house would pick up some more wins in blackjack at Maryland casinos under a pending rule change approved Thursday. State regulators approved casinos...
article Group targets more money from casino revenue for community grants
(Maryland) -- The group that oversees the county's share of Maryland Live casino revenues voted Wednesday to increase community grants from $250,000 to $300,000. The...

6/17/2015

article OP/ED: The latest game from the casinos
(Maryland) -- Three years ago, when Maryland voters were being asked to expand the number of casinos in the state and legalize table games, the CEO of Caesars...
article Rocky Gap proposes new slot machines, outdoor gambling; casino operator planning to merge
(Maryland) -- Cumberland's Rocky Gap Casino Resort is seeking Maryland regulators' approval to add 54 slot machines and create a new outdoor gaming area.

6/16/2015

article Rocky Gap proposes new slots, outdoor gambling
(Maryland) -- Rocky Gap Casino Resort, whose owner and operator plans to merge with a Nevada company, is seeking Maryland regulators' approval to add 54 slot...

6/15/2015

article All Maryland casinos seek to lower return to player percentage to 85%
(Maryland) -- In an effort to move more money to the Maryland casinos, gaming operators of the state have requested a reduced payout to be required for slot machine...
article Maryland Live casino remains strong despite Horseshoe’s competition in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casino industry has been growing at a double digit pace since casino table gaming was legalized in 2012. But for casino operators,...

6/14/2015

article Maryland Casinos Call for Lower Slots Payouts
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos have recently submitted their annual recommendations to the state Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, suggesting a number of...

6/13/2015

article Casinos seek to lower minimum slots payouts
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos have asked the state to let them reduce required payouts on slot machines — a move that could shift tens of millions of...

6/12/2015

article Maryland Live remains strong player among fierce casino competition
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casino industry has been growing at a double-digit pace since casino table gaming was legalized in 2012. But for casino operators,...

6/11/2015

press release Q&A with Horseshow Baltimore Vice President of Marketing Noah Hirsch
(Maryland) -- Sponsored Post from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore: It’s been two years since Caesars broke ground on Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Vice President of...

6/7/2015

article Casinos bet on growth in table games, removing slot machines to make room
(Maryland) -- Slot machines, long the reliable soldier of gambling, are losing ground in Maryland’s casinos as younger gamblers seek out table games and older...

6/6/2015

article Baltimore casino continues to see revenue drop in May
(Maryland) -- New figures show revenue continues to drop at downtown Baltimore's new casino in the aftermath of April's riot. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming...
article Maryland casino revenue reaches new record in May; Horseshoe falls to monthly low
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos generated $96.3 million in May, surpassing a previous monthly record set in March. But revenue at the Horseshoe Casino...

6/5/2015

article Horseshoe Casino is losing business over 'the perception rather than the reality' of Baltimore
(Maryland) -- The perception surrounding Baltimore after last month’s riots is taking a toll on the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. The casino reported revenue of $21....

6/3/2015

article Baltimore casino: Business decline driven by riots, killings
(Maryland) -- The operators of Baltimore's only casino say they are feeling the effects of the city's recent riots and a month punctuated by a large number of...
article Megaclub Invades the Vegas of the East
(Macau) -- The recent announcement that Pacha, famous for its nightclubs in Ibiza and New York, will open in October 2016 at entertainment-themed Studio City resort in...

6/1/2015

article With jackpot games down, lottery seeks winning formula
(Maryland) -- The state's lottery chief stood up and promoted rising sales of instant tickets, those wildly colorful scratch-off cards full of dollar signs and...

5/20/2015

article Maryland Live bets on new jackpots to promote slots
(Maryland) -- Despite promises of six-figure jackpots made in bright flashing colors, gamblers have a better chance of winning at table games than slot machines. "...

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