LETTER: It's a bet Maryland pols will get it wrong on slots
Kudos to Dan Rodricks' hilarious column on gambling at National Harbor ("On slots, a deal's a deal, baby," May 10). Under one-party rule in the city and State House, a deal's good only until an elected official thinks of another way to spend money.
article Maryland Live! Ranks No. 1 Casino , Beating Out Heavy Hitters In Atlantic City
(Maryland) -- One year after opening, Maryland Live! Casino is the number one casino in this region, even beating out the heavy hitters in Atlantic City and that means...
article Maryland Live gaming revenue highest among all mid-Atlantic casinos for May
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino was again the top revenue generating gaming venue in the mid-Atlantic for the month of May, beating out the Borgata in Atlantic City...
article Revenue at Maryland’s casinos reaches $69.2 million in May
(Maryland) -- Revenue at the state's casinos climbed to nearly $69.2 million in May, the first full month of table games at Maryland Live Casino as well as the...
article Prince George's County casino license won't be determined by politics, commission says
(Maryland) -- The man who heads the state commission that will decide who gets the lucrative Prince George’s County casino license said politics won’t be...
article Revenue at Maryland's casinos reaches $69.2 million in May
article Maryland casinos on a roll: State’s 4 venues collected $69 million in May
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s burgeoning casino business is on a roll, generating more revenue than expected, according to figures released Wednesday by the state...
article Problem gambling: Who is at risk?
(Maryland) -- The rate of severe gambling addiction may double within 50 miles of a casino, one study shows. By 2016, nearly everyone in Maryland will live within that...
article Ray's addictive past
(Maryland) -- Ray is a recovering gambling addict who hasn’t played casino craps — the game that broke him — since late 2010. But he doesn’t have...
article Ground Broken on $400 Million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Ground was broken on Wednesday, May 29, on Maryland’s newest casino—the Horseshoe Baltimore. At the groundbreaking ceremony held by CBAC Gaming...
article For Maryland’s gambling addicts, new casinos amplify the ‘siren call’
(Maryland) -- Just hours before the devil’s dice came tumbling into his back yard, Ray set off on an urgent mission: to legally bar himself from stepping inside...
article Horseshoe Baltimore gives city leaders vision of new high-end hotel (Video)
(Maryland) -- High-end hotel rooms have increased in Baltimore over the last five years thanks to the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore and the downtown Hilton.
article Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year
(Maryland) -- Despite pending legal challenges, the developers of Baltimore’s casino formally began construction Wednesday on the planned $400 million gambling...
article Horseshoe Baltimore expectations set high at long-awaited ground breaking
(Maryland) -- The new Horseshoe Baltimore casino will spur future restaurants, hotels and shops around Baltimore’s southern entrance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
article Rocky Gap Casino Resort flush with visitors; 1,000 estimated on first day
(Maryland) -- Nearly 300 people were waiting outside and in the lobby Wednesday when Rocky Gap Casino Resort officials emerged at about 4 p.m. to announce they had...
article A New Casino Opens in Maryland, With More to Come
(Maryland) -- A new 24/7 gambling casino has opened its doors in western Maryland, bringing the number of casinos operating in the state to four. A fifth is scheduled to...
article Gambling commissioner wants close look at Penn National’s corporate plans
(Maryland) -- The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission plans to take a closer look at Penn National Gaming Inc.’s plan to split into two companies.
article Maryland gaming commission to examine Penn National's spin off plans
(Maryland) -- A member of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission said Thursday he wants the commission to take a closer look at plans by Penn National Gaming...
article Maryland doubles down with Rocky Gap Casino Resort
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s fourth casino opened Wednesday at a lakefront lodge in the mountains of Western Maryland, adding live-action craps tables and chiming slot...
article Rocky Gap Casino officially opens to the public
(Maryland) -- Rocky Gap Casino Resort opened to the public Wednesday after state regulators signed an operating license for the Allegany County casino.
article Rocky Gap, state's fourth casino, opens in Western Maryland
(Maryland) -- Gambling started Wednesday afternoon at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort right after the state approved the opening of its fourth casino, one that Western...
article 24 Hour Gamble Pays Off For Employees At Maryland Live Casino
(Maryland) -- Gambling dollars are finding their way into the pockets of the employed. Pat Warren reports–Maryland Live is adding more people to the workforce.
article Maryland Live hiring 200 for new poker room
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino plans to hire more than 200 poker dealers and managers for a new 14,800-square-foot poker room set to open in late summer, the...
article Maryland gambling exclusion expanded to lottery tickets
(Maryland) -- Maryland has become the third state to offer a voluntary system to restrict the ability to play the lottery, officials announced Tuesday.
article Time to place bets at Maryland's newest casino
(Maryland) -- The flashy jangle of slot machines is a far cry from the stillness of Rocky Gap State Park in western Maryland, but state and local leaders are betting...
article Hollywood Casino Perryville Operator Bids on Prince George's Project
(Maryland) -- Three companies have submitted bids to operate Maryland's sixth casino, slated for Prince George's County, according to reports.
article Marriage of shopping mall, gaming hall
(Maryland) -- Las Vegas has casinos in a desert. Atlantic City has casinos by the ocean. But the operators of Maryland's spectacularly successful casino about 15...
article Rocky Gap Casino offers new deal in western Md.
article Casino dollars available to help local business owners
(Maryland) -- On April 17, the Board of Public Works approved a program that would use revenues from the state’s casinos to establish a loan program for small,...
article Casino license competitors have strengths, weaknesses
(Maryland) -- Although Maryland has handed out five casino operating licenses, the state is entering uncharted territory with the allocation of its sixth.
article Maryland Horse Racing Industry Hopeful Thanks To Brand New Casinos
(Maryland) -- In Maryland, the brick-and-mortar casino industry helps keep horse racing alive. With brand new casinos scheduled to be built in the state, those within...
article Maryland Live! and Hollywood Casino compete for business
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills Mall has been abuzz with action since it opened. The casino introduced Vegas-style table games only a month ago...
article Pennsylvania casino owner makes surprise casino bid in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Greenwood Racing's bid to build a Parx Casino in Fort Washington came as a surprise to many following Maryland's gambling saga, but company...
article Casino-funded loan program targets tech start-ups
(Maryland) -- Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. will reach out to high tech businesses this summer, offering part of a $3.3 million loan program funded by casino...
article COLUMN: For a taste of Maryland’s gaming future, try a weekend in Atlantic City
(Maryland) -- It’s hard to spend a couple of days in Atlantic City and feel anything but alarmed by the explosion of casino gambling in Maryland.
article Is there a favorite for the Prince George's County casino license?
(Maryland) -- I spoke with James Karmel on Monday, who tracks Maryland’s gaming industry, to get his take on the three companies vying for the sole casino license...
article Maryland casino revenue grew at second-fastest rate in 2012
(Maryland) -- Maryland is the second-fastest growing gaming market in the U.S., according to American Gaming Association’s closely watched annual report.
article Penn National Gaming submits $700M proposal for Maryland casino resort
(Maryland) -- Berks County-based Penn National Gaming Inc. has submitted a proposal for a $700 million casino resort at its Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland.
article Penn National says Rosecroft casino would include 3,000 slot machines
(Maryland) -- A spokeswoman for Penn National Gaming said Monday that the company’s vision for a casino at Rosecroft Raceway includes 3,000 slot machines, six...
article Fort Washington Residents Told to Vacate Site of Proposed Casino
(Maryland) -- A Pennsylvania company submitted an $800 million proposal to place a gambling resort in the heart of a community in Fort Washington, Md., and although a...
article Ocean Downs to stay open 24 hours this summer
(Maryland) -- Gamblers will soon be able to try their luck at the Casino at Ocean Downs around the clock every day. Extended summer hours begin Friday and run through...
article Casino developer seeks to calm safety fears
(Washington D.C.) -- As two more casino proposals for Prince George's County came in before Friday's deadline, bringing the total to three, one developer is...
article Casino to go 24-7 in cashing summer tourism dollars
(Maryland) -- The Casino at Ocean Downs will soon offer around-the-clock, seven-day-a-week gambling for the summer season. The extended hours will begin May 17 and...
article Under Armour founder invests in Maryland horse-racing future
(Maryland) -- One local business icon is eyeing an opportunity as horse racing in Maryland starts to see a casino-driven resurgence. Kevin Plank, who founded athletic...
article Parx owner seeks to build Maryland casino
(Maryland) -- Greenwood Racing, the owner of Parx Casino in Bensalem, has applied to build an $800 million gaming, hotel and entertainment complex outside Washington, D....
article Penn National Battles MGM Again With D.C.-Area Casino Plan
(Maryland) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN), operator of 29 casinos and racetracks, proposed building a $700 million casino resort at its Rosecroft Raceway horse...
article Prince George's County has three casino contenders
(Maryland) -- A total of three companies submitted bids for a license for a casino in Prince George’s County by Friday’s 2 p.m. deadline, the Maryland...
article Two More Apply For Casino License Near Washington
(Maryland) -- Two more casino companies applied for a license Friday to build a casino in Maryland near the nation's capital, bringing the number of applicants to...
article Casino-funded loan program targets high tech start-ups
article Five questions with ... Chad Barnhill
(Maryland) -- Moving to Maryland has been a learning experience for Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino that will fill the sweeping vacant...
article Md. sees horse-racing renaissance as casino cash pours into tracks
(Maryland) -- With the 138th Preakness Stakes set to run on Saturday, Maryland casino revenue is keeping the state's once-flagging horse racing industry afloat the...
article 3 bids entered for Prince George's casino site
(Maryland) -- Two more bidders emerged Friday — one a surprise — to compete against MGM Resorts International for the right to build a casino in Prince...
article Three companies compete for right to operate Prince George’s casino
(Maryland) -- Three companies put in bids to build a Prince George’s County casino by Friday’s deadline, leading to a high-stakes competition to operate what...
article The state busts: How Maryland is losing money on table games
(Maryland) -- In November, voters approved a major expansion of Maryland's gambling program on the promise that allowing table games and eventually building a sixth...
article Maryland casino revenue rose slightly to $59M in April
(Maryland) -- Maryland's three casinos generated a record $59 million in April, reflecting a 1.6 percent increase from the month before.
article Maryland casino revenues $59M in April, led by $46.6M from Maryland Live in Anne Arundel
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s three casinos pulled in approximately $59 million in April. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Monday that Maryland...
article Maryland Live sees slot revenue fall as table games start
(Maryland) -- Table games at Maryland Live Casino generated $8.4 million in revenue in their first month at the Anne Arundel County facility, on top of $38.2 million...
article Penn National says it will bid to build a casino at Rosecroft Raceway in Pr. George’s
(Maryland) -- Penn National Gaming says in a federal filing that it plans to offer a bid this week to operate a casino at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s...
article Rocky Gap Casino GM outlines strategy
(Maryland) -- The general manager of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort told me Friday the casino’s core market will be folks living within a 90-minute drive of the...
article Penn National plans to bid for Prince George's casino license
(Maryland) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. said in a federal filing Friday it intends to submit a bid for a casino in Prince George’s County.
article Casinos reap benefits as Maryland Lottery revenues drop
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery is losing ground thanks largely to the rise of casino gambling in the Free State. Lottery revenue in fiscal 2013 totaled about $435...
article Passed Gaming Bill Leaves Out Live Table Games
(Maryland) -- Lawmakers early Saturday morning approved legislation aimed at helping the state’s gaming facilities face compete against other states. The gaming...
article Prostitution led by growth of area gambling, police say
(Maryland) -- Police have a growing fear about the spread of human trafficking in a big part of the region. Police sources say the reason for this, in part, centers...
article Ocean Downs casino to begin seasonal 24/7 gaming
(Maryland) -- Casino at Ocean Downs outside Ocean City will start seasonal round-the-clock gaming starting May 17.
article Rocky Gap casino could open as early as May 22
(Maryland) -- Maryland's gaming control commission granted Rocky Gap Casino Resort preliminary approval Friday to begin gaming operations on May 22, pending the...
article Maryland Lottery revenue taking a hit from state casinos
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery revenue is down $8.3 million so far this year as some players shift their gaming dollars to the state’s casinos.
article To maximize cash, casinos convince gamblers to sleep over
(Maryland) -- States in the mid-Atlantic region are expected to focus on overnight guests as they gear up to compete with an even more lucrative Maryland casino industry.
article Maryland Live! receives business award
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! Casino has been selected to receive the 2013 Career and Technology Education (CTE) Outstanding Postsecondary Business Partnership Award of...
article Mid-Atlantic states brace for Maryland casino expansion
(Maryland) -- With one Maryland casino raking in a lot of cash and two more major sites on the way, other mid-Atlantic states are fighting back in hopes of a winning...
article Baltimore activists call on Caesar’s Horseshoe Casino to hire local residents
(Maryland) -- Social justice activists staged a spirited rally Saturday in South Baltimore, near the future site of Caesar’s new Horseshoe Casino, (Russell Street...
article Hard grind for would-be casino dealers / At casino school, those who covet jobs need skill, speed, determination
(Maryland) -- There was nothing unusual about the bet that led to Cara DeRosa’s meltdown. It was a standard wager she’d paid out countless times during her...
article Big Boom At Md. Live Casino Means Good News For Taxpayers
(Maryland) -- There’s news that Maryland’s largest casino is generating even more cash. For the first time, it’s bringing in the highest slots revenue...
article Maryland Live! leads mid-Atlantic in March slots revenue
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! Casino's $44.6 million slots haul in March left mid-Atlantic competitors struggling to keep up. How the Anne Arundel County's brand-...
article Maryland Live dominates on slots, but has little competition
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live officials often tout the Hanover facility's standing as the highest-grossing casino in the Mid-Atlantic when only slots revenue is taken...
article Maryland Live Introduces Dealer Staffed Table Games
(Maryland) -- The largest and most successful casino in Maryland, Maryland Live, has introduced dealer-staffed table games. Not only has this created a huge number of...
article Maryland casino's upgrades could pose threat here
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live, the largest and most successful of the state's three operating casinos, introduced dealer-staffed table games late last week, doubling...
article ‘Tough Bill’ Ends Liquor Monopoly Two Years Early
(Maryland) -- Compromise legislation that will allow the Casino at Ocean Downs to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. while moving up the sunset provision in the county’s...
article Roll those dice! Maryland Live Casino table games open
(Maryland) -- Roll the dice and deal those cards. Live table games have officially begun operating at Hanover's Maryland Live Casino. The casino opened its table...
article Maryland Live! Casino table games to open at 12:01 a.m. Thursday
(Maryland) -- The long wait for table games at Maryland's newest casino will end at precisely 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
article Maryland Live Casino to open 122 table games Thursday
(Maryland) -- The state's largest casino plans to open 122 table games to the public at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Maryland Live, in Hanover, will become the second of the...
article Maryland ready to invest $7.8M in casino revenue to small businesses
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s economic development agency has selected three fund managers to invest a portion of the revenue generated from state slot machines into...
article Maryland Live! expects increased revenue with table games
(Maryland) -- When people walk through the shiny doors of Maryland Live! at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, they’ll crowd around new felt gaming tables in hopes that the next...
article Casino Owner Bilked — Cordish Cos. swindled out of $12 million by N.Y. hedge fund manager
(Maryland) -- The Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, whose slot machines and table games at casinos such as Maryland Live! regularly entice gamblers, as well as tourists...
article Maryland casino recruits get ready for the roll
article Our say: Will O'Malley's wins pay off – or backfire?
(Maryland) -- On Monday at midnight, as the General Assembly adjourns and he prepares for the spate of bill-signings that will follow, Gov. Martin O’Malley will...
article Maryland Live leads state's casinos to record March
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos generated a record $58 million in revenue in March, and if weren’t for Maryland Live, March would likely have been a crapshoot.
article Maryland’s March casino revenue hit $58M
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s three casinos generated $58,048,394 in March, with more than 75 percent of total revenue coming from Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, the...
article Revenue at Maryland Live! Jumps 16 Percent
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live! casino in Hanover saw revenue increase by more than 16 percent in March, while the two other casinos in the state saw similar gains.
article Casino Table Games Go Live! April 11
(Maryland) -- In March, Maryland Live! Casino accepted delivery of 122 tables to be used for live gambling. The tables came in on tractor trailers from Las Vegas, and...
article P.G. casino could quadruple flights to Charles’ Maryland Airport
(Maryland) -- The prospect of a Las Vegas-style casino at National Harbor in Oxon Hill presents a number of economic opportunities in Charles County, but perhaps none...
article Casino Could Help Charles, Airport
(Maryland) -- The plan to build a gambling casino in Prince George’s County could be an economic bonanza for neighboring Charles County, local officials reported.
article Measure to open casino jobs to criminal offenders wins final passage in Md.
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Senate sent a measure to the governor Wednesday that would stop automatically disqualifying applicants for casino jobs who have committed...
article Hope for horse racing in Maryland [commentary]
(Maryland) -- That the Orioles could be turned around and have a winning season in 2012 and then open the 2013 season with a victory possibly is reason to hope that...
article Assembly passes bill to open casino jobs to some ex-offenders
(Maryland) -- In a move to open thousands of middle-class jobs to former offenders, the General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would allow...
article Ex-offenders could work at Maryland Live casino
(Maryland) -- The General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow some ex-offenders to work at state casinos like Maryland Live.
article Casino wars heat up between Maryland neighbors
(Maryland) -- The introduction of table games in Maryland is positioning the state to win back gamblers after they spent millions of dollars in West Virginia and...
article Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions
(Maryland) -- The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around...
article Maryland raising stakes in casino wars with Delaware and West Virginia
(Maryland) -- For years, casinos in West Virginia and Delaware siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling revenue from Marylanders. Now Maryland is poised to...
article Maryland Live to hold sneak preview of table games
(Maryland) -- Gamblers wishing to play high-stakes poker at Maryland Live will get a sneak preview of the casino’s new table games next month before the high...
article Tidbits from Maryland gaming commission meeting
(Maryland) -- Thursday’s meeting of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission was relateivly quiet, as far as commission meetings go. Maryland Live...
article Judge throws out motion blocking construction of city casino
(Maryland) -- Construction can proceed on a casino planned for the Baltimore waterfront after a circuit court judge on Thursday threw out an attempt by opponents to halt...
article House approves letting casinos give away cash to play table games
(Maryland) -- Casinos could give free cash to table game players under a bill passed by the House of Delegates Thursday. The measure now heads to the state Senate.
article City says injunction for casino construction not warranted
(Maryland) -- Lawyers for Baltimore say a group of Westport residents seeking an injunction to stop construction of the Horseshoe Casino along Russell Street have no...
article Laurel Park: Breakdown spate has Maryland commission seeking reasons
(Maryland) -- Horses at Laurel Park in Maryland have been suffering catastrophic injuries this year at a greater rate than the well-publicized series of breakdowns at...
article Lakes reports on Rocky Gap earnings
(Maryland) -- The owners of the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort are already seeing benefits from owning the property. Lakes Entertainment Inc. acquired the property Aug...
article Judge temporarily blocks Baltimore casino construction
(Maryland) -- A Baltimore Circuit Court judge ordered a halt Monday to construction work on the city's planned casino until a hearing Friday on a lawsuit by Westport...
article Place your bets: Craps and more expected in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Penn National Gaming has received approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to operate 20 table games at its Hollywood Casino in...
article Blackjack, roulette, other games debut at Maryland casino
(Maryland) -- The ace was dealt first, and then came the king. “There’s a blackjack!” the dealer said. “There it is,” Tom Truffer confirmed.
article Table Games With Live Dealers Debut In Maryland
(Maryland) -- Maryland gamblers can finally play table games with live dealers. On Wednesday, Hollywood Casino in Perryville had permission to run games such as...
article Environmental worries linger as NWT set to control resources
(North Canada) -- The Northwest Territories is about to take control of its own land, resources and water for the first time in its history, but a former premier of the...
article Our Say: Long-term goals needed for casino funds
(Maryland) -- Figuring out what to do with $15 million — now there’s the sort of problem you want. That’s how much Maryland’s casinos will...
article Black jack, poker OK’d at Hollywood Casino
(Maryland) -- The first games of black jack, poker and roulette will be played at Hollywood Casino Perryville on Wednesday.
article Hollywood Casino Perryville 1st with table games
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville is the first casino in Maryland to have table games like blackjack. Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Stephen...
article Play starts at Maryland's first table games
(Maryland) -- Many were off work because of a snowstorm that never came, so they went to Hollywood Casino, tucked off Interstate 95, in search of games they thought they...
article Maryland casino revenue rose 8% in February to $47.8M
(Maryland) -- The state’s three casinos all reported a rise in revenue during February, just ahead of the debut of table games at Maryland’s gaming venues.
article Maryland Casinos generate $47 million in February
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! took in $38.3 million in February, according to figures released Tuesday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
article Maryland casinos generate $47.8 million in February
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live brought in more than $38.3 million in revenue in February — a new record by $2 million — despite a shortened month and the...
article Table Games Roll Out at Hollywood Casino Perryville
(Maryland) -- On Tuesday, Hollywood Casino Perryville became the first Maryland casino to offer live table games. Maryland voters approved the expansion of gambling in...
article Casino to roll out Maryland's first table games
(Maryland) -- Gamblers can start playing table games for the first time in Maryland beginning this week. Hollywood Casino Perryville is rolling out the first table games...
article Casino Developer Postpones Public Meeting on Slots Parlor
(Maryland) -- There will not be a public meeting this week to hear more from the Maryland-based developer that has eyed Liberty Tree Mall as a possible location for a...
article Martin O’Malley’s Maryland Mess
(Maryland) -- Legal Insurrection gave a lot of coverage to the Dan Bongino Maryland Senate race, but has not delved much into Maryland state politics.
article Business People: Maryland Live! adds exec team staff
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! casino recently announced several additions and promotions to its executive management team. They are: Mario Maesano was promoted to senior...
article Casino funds lead to tug-of-war
(Maryland) -- Hanover-area community leaders wanted to buy two 31-foot buses to extend service around Arundel Mills mall. A purchase order was drafted. They were ready...
article County all in on casino’s special license
(Maryland) -- Allegany County commissioners threw their support behind a special liquor license designed for the Rocky Gap casino and praised progress in development at...
article Maryland Live Casino set to debut blackjack, craps, other table games in April
(Maryland) -- Let the double downs begin. Maryland Live Casino will begin offering live blackjack, craps, roulette and other table games April 11, marking a milestone in...
article Maryland Live! casino offers table games starting April 11
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! casino announced Wednesday that it would start table games on April 11, pending final approval from state regulators.
article Table games coming to Hollywood Casino in Perryville next week
(Maryland) -- The company that spent $42 million in a failed attempt to block expanded gambling in Maryland will be the first to introduce table games in the state.
article Table games to debut at Hollywood Casino March 7
(Maryland) -- On March 7, Hollywood Casino Perryville will be the first gambling emporium in Maryland to open its table games – pending approval by the state...
article Horseshoe Baltimore plans to add celebrity chef
(Maryland) -- The $400 million Horseshoe Baltimore casino is looking to bring a “celebrity chef” into its kitchen. Chad Barnhill, the casino’s general...
article Maryland Live plans table games for April 11
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live is planning to open 122 table games to the public on April 11, the casino announced Tuesday.
article Hollywood Casino Perryville wins OK to reduce slot machines
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville on Tuesday won approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to shrink the number of slot machines at the...
article AA Outlook: Business growing around west county, Fort Meade
(Maryland) -- There’s no mega casino or Wegmans on the horizon this year, but those 2012 developments continue to pay dividends for Anne Arundel County.
article Construction On Casino Could Start Next Week
(Maryland) -- A green light for design changes to the planned downtown slots and table game casino. The Urban Design And Architecture Review Panel approved plans for the...
article City panel approves new Baltimore casino design
(Maryland) -- Baltimore's Urban Design & Architecture Review Panel gave approval Thursday to a revised design for the casino scheduled to be built near where...
article Group Trying To Say 'Whoa' To Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Residents near the Russell Street location for the planned casino in the city are going to court to stop any building going up on the site. That's...
article Westport residents suing to ensure casino site is properly cleaned
(Maryland) -- Six Baltimore residents financed by an environmental group sued the owner of Baltimore's yet-to-be-built casino, the city and the state, alleging that...
article For casino professionals, a willingness to move on is crucial to moving up
(Maryland) -- It wasn’t you, Delaware. It was him and his itinerant industry. Last November, after Maryland voters approved a dramatic expansion of casino gambling...
article Casinos drawing mostly local crowds
(Maryland) -- Joanne Genevish, 60, of Rockville, made her first trip to Maryland Live! casino in Hanover recently. She’s not likely to be back.
article Hit Me! Table Games Coming To Md. Casinos As Early As March
(Maryland) -- Rolling the dice. Maryland is just weeks away from its first-ever casino table games. Hollywood Casino in Perryville will have craps, poker and blackjack...
article Rocky Gap to hold job fair for 250 casino jobs
(Maryland) -- Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, which will become the state's fourth operating casino when it opens later this year, will hold a job fair Saturday,...
article Hollywood Casino Perryville to get table games in March
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville's owner is hoping table games will help the casino's fortunes. The casino posted Monday on its Facebook page that it...
article Maryland Live! revenue holds steady in January
(Maryland) -- Revenue at the Maryland Live! casino held steady last month at $35.9 million, according to figures released Tuesday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming...
article Bidding opens for a Prince George’s casino
(Maryland) -- Bidding for a Prince George’s County casino officially began on Wednesday. The state of Maryland issued a “request for proposals,”...
article Prince George's casino applicants must have deal with labor union
(Maryland) -- Applicants for a license to operate a casino in Prince George’s County will have to reach a “labor peace agreement” with unions and...
article Prince George's County casino applicants must have deal with labor union
article Republicans push to auction off Maryland casino license
(Maryland) -- Some Maryland lawmakers are pushing for the state to auction off its coveted sixth casino license to the highest bidder. The bill, sponsored by 19...
article Maryland casino revenue drops 2% in January
(Maryland) -- Maryland casino revenue decreased 2 percent in January, with Hollywood Casino Perryville figures continuing to slide. The state's three casinos posted...
article Owner gives update on casino plans in western Md.
(Maryland) -- The owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in western Maryland said Thursday that the company hopes to have a casino open in late May and new...
article Prince George's to release request for casino plans
(Washington D.C.) -- Maryland will take the next step toward opening a casino in Prince George's County this week when the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission...
article Fire and rescue leader concerned about casino’s impact on paper gaming
(Maryland) -- How the opening of the Rocky Gap casino will impact Allegany County’s already declining paper gaming revenues is a concern to volunteer fire and...
article Maryland casino panel puts finishing touches on request for proposals
(Maryland) -- National Harbor, the $4 billion resort and mixed-use development in Oxon Hill, has long been considered the leading contender to host Maryland’s...
article Casino owner targets May opening
(Maryland) -- The owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort hopes to have a casino open in late May with 558 slot machines and 10 table games.
article Not quite the Prime Rib
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino has opened its version of the Prime Rib, the iconic Baltimore steakhouse that has flourished almost from the second of its founding in...
article Maryland set to take bids for Prince George’s casino operator
(Maryland) -- Maryland plans to invite bids next week from companies interested in operating a Prince George’s County casino, the next step in a contentious...
article Maryland Momentum / Will table games and new casinos seize the opportunity of a potentially lucrative market?
(Maryland) -- Five years ago, there was a new breeze in the Eastern gaming market. As established markets like Las Vegas and Atlantic City were sinking in the muck of...
article Fowler resigns from Maryland Lottery Commission
(Maryland) -- Kirby Fowler, who has served as chairman of the Maryland Lottery and Gamming Control Commission for the past 3 1/2 years, has resigned from the board, he...
article Fowler says conflict of interest forced resignation from gaming commission
(Maryland) -- J. Kirby Fowler resigned from the state's gaming commission Thursday, saying that his role as a regulator for Baltimore's downtown casino...
article Free course trains Maryland casino dealers
(Maryland) -- When jockey Mark Rosenthal won, so did those who bet on his horse. The Eldersburg resident is considering a different occupation, one where he will still...
article Maryland casino dealer school offers real-world challenges to students
(Maryland) -- Nine thousand people applied to Maryland Live Casino Dealer School. Eight hundred and sixty were accepted — and scores have already dropped out.
article Casino expansion challenge rejected
(Maryland) -- An Anne Arundel County judge threw out a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the referendum last November in which Maryland voters approved an expansion of casino...
article Maryland judge upholds casino gambling vote
(Maryland) -- There was never much doubt about it, but now it’s official: Maryland voters in November lawfully decided to expand casino gambling.
article Bidding for Maryland’s 6th casino kicks off next week
(Maryland) -- Maryland has awarded five slots licenses, but the bidding process for the sixth gambling establishment, in Prince George’s County, could be more...
article Judge nixes Question 7 challenge / Standard for passage was clear, Silkworth writes
(Maryland) -- An Anne Arundel County judge has denied a legal challenge to the results of last year’s ballot question allowing expanded gambling in Maryland.
article Judge Rejects Lawsuit Opposing Expanded Md. Gambling
(Maryland) -- A Maryland judge has rejected a lawsuit seeking to overturn gambling expansion in Maryland. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth released his...
article Would-be dealers see Md. casino job as jackpot
(Maryland) -- William Godwin practices his chip handling under the watchful eyes of his children. Shannon Dadds gets card tips from her son. When Claudia Harbourt has...
article Bidding likely to open later this month on Pr. George’s casino
(Maryland) -- Maryland is likely to launch the bidding process for a Prince George’s County casino on Jan. 31, state officials said Wednesday.
article Maryland Task Force Faces Uphill Climb
(Maryland) -- A task force recently formed to address the struggling Maryland Thoroughbred breeding industry suggested several measures Tuesday, Jan. 15, to reverse...
article Maryland Senator proposes gambling revenue be used for expanding pre-K programs
(Maryland) -- State Sen. Bill Ferguson knows what he wants to do with a portion of the revenue Maryland will receive from an expansion of casino gambling in the state.
article Lawsuit seeks to upend Md. gambling
(Maryland) -- A lawsuit designed to upend the expansion of casino gambling that Maryland voters approved in November got its day in court Tuesday.
article Rocky Gap Casino Hiring 250 Workers
(Maryland) -- Work is underway on the new Rocky Gap Casino in Allegany County, and the resort has just announced a new jackpot. They're now hiring for 250 new jobs.
article Ruling Expected On Maryland Casino Lawsuit [sub req'd]
(Maryland) -- A Maryland judge is expected to issue a ruling this month on a lawsuit challenging a gambling referendum which opened the door for MGM Resorts to develop...
article Downs Casino Revenue Figures Climb 11%
(Maryland) -- The December revenue figures for Maryland’s three operating casinos were released this week, while resort business leaders discussed what the next...
article Anne Arundel court hears gambling referendum lawsuit
(Maryland) -- A lawsuit described as pitting “kittens against lions” seeks sweeping changes to the state’s gambling industry and a halt to the...
article Hearing Begins For Lawsuit Targeting Expanded Gambling
(Maryland) -- Expanded gambling in Maryland may be law, but a challenge in court Tuesday could make the referendum results null and void.
article Maryland's Question 7 gaming bill challenged in court
(Maryland) -- After a hugely expensive campaign few will soon forget, Maryland voters on election day back in November narrowly approved an expansion of gambling in the...
article Gambling debate finished… for now
(Maryland) -- This may be the last time you read about casino gambling on this blog for a while. State lawmakers seem convinced that the issue can be put aside in the...
article Maryland casino revenue rises to $45.2M in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland casino revenue rose 5 percent in December, reaching the highest monthly total since July.
article Revenue Up at Casinos in December
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live! casino pulled in $229 million in revenue in 2012, comprising more than 60 percent of all gambling revenue statewide, despite opening in...
article 2013 Newsmaker: Maryland Live!
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live! casino, the state’s largest gaming destination, is expected to make headlines again in 2013 as casino officials open Las Vegas-...
article Casinos Draw Business Away from Local Bingo
(Maryland) -- In the 27 months since casinos opened in Maryland, bingo halls have been suffering, with slot machines taking a bite out of gamblers' wallets, and...
article In casino expansion, revenue promises often fall short of reality
article Maryland casino industry has much to prove in 2013
(Maryland) -- The odds that Maryland’s economy will see a boost from expanded casino gambling are better than the chance of hitting the big jackpot at one of the...
article Jobs, competition seen from expansion in gaming
(Maryland) -- The implementation of table games and 24-hour gaming in Maryland will create employment opportunities, but competition from Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore...
article Gambling companies doubled down on lobbying Md. lawmakers over past year
(Maryland) -- Casino companies and other gambling interests dominate a new list of the top spenders on lobbying services in Maryland during the past year.
article Gambling Interests Spent Millions in Lobbying in Md.
(Maryland) -- Gambling interests are high up on a list for spending on lobbyists in Maryland this year. The State Ethics Commission has released a list of employers who...
article Despite Gambling Options in State, Some Marylanders Still Prefer Trips to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Every morning, Donald Alcorn misses Michigan. He misses his house and the quiet. He misses fishing. He misses the life he had before his daughter...
article 24 Hour Casino Gambling Starts Today
(Maryland) -- When the Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills opens at 8 a.m. today, its general manager plans to keep the doors open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
article Casino promises often short of reality
article Maryland's gambling expansion is no sure bet, experts warn
(Maryland) -- As Maryland increases its reliance on gambling revenue, questions linger about how long a budget built on slot machines, poker chips and scratch cards can...
article National Harbor casino could make Virginia rethink gambling policy
(Maryland) -- Virginia's lack of casino gambling is a sharp contrast with neighboring Maryland, where the number of casinos will double in the next four years.
article OP/ED: Gambling bonanza? Don’t bet on it
(Maryland) -- Much of the big sell that gambling interests and government have subjected the public to involves revenue that can be used for education, property tax...
article Study: More casinos don't mean more money for state
(Maryland) -- More casinos do not necessarily mean more casino-goers, according to a study released by the University of Iowa. It's a finding Maryland may have to...
article Gambling revenue promises often fall short of reality
article Introduction of casinos leaves Maryland’s bingo halls hurting
(Maryland) -- In the 27 months since casinos opened in Maryland, bingo halls have been suffering, with slot machines taking a bite out of gamblers’ wallets and...
article Table games, 24-hour gaming expected to bring jobs to Maryland
(Washington D.C.) -- The implementation of table games and 24-hour gaming in Maryland will create employment opportunities, but competition from Horseshoe Casino in...
article Think tanks recommend $500 million casino license
(Maryland) -- Two Maryland think tanks are proposing that the state charge a license fee as high as $500 million for new National Harbor Casino, saying anything less,...
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