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Maryland Casino Revenue Declined Last Month

Casino revenue in Maryland declined by 4 percent last month coming in at $142 million. That’s a $6 million decline compared to June of last year.

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7/16/2019

article MORON ALERT: Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos.
(Maryland) -- State legislative auditors accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants —...

7/10/2019

article MGM National Harbor gaming revenue falls again
(Maryland) -- After posting its first-ever year-over-year decline in gaming revenue in May, MGM National Harbor’s slots and tables in Prince George’s County...

7/9/2019

article Horseshoe’s revenue slides as MD casino earnings drop for second straight month
(Maryland) -- The past few months have not been good to Baltimore’s sole casino, and the bad luck appears to have spread to its peers in June. While generating $...
article Rocky Gap Casino Numbers Up in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that June 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $142,890,570. The total represents a $6,...
article Horseshoe Baltimore revenues take an 18% nosedive in June
(Maryland) -- Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino recorded its lowest monthly revenues in history last month, losing nearly $1 of every $5 it took in a year before.
article Maryland Casino Revenue Declined Last Month
(Maryland) -- Casino revenue in Maryland declined by 4 percent last month coming in at $142 million. That’s a $6 million decline compared to June of last year.

6/23/2019

article Woman found dead inside car in Horseshoe Casino garage
(Maryland) -- Baltimore police said a woman was found dead inside a car at the Horseshoe Casino garage Sunday afternoon. Detective Chakia Fennoy, a police department...

6/22/2019

article Rocky Gap Casino brings in close to $5 million in May
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming this week announced that May gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $152.3 million. The total represents a $4.2...

6/5/2019

article Horseshoe sees another revenue slide in the month of May
(Maryland) -- Though 2019 started out on a good note, Horseshoe Casino once again saw its year-over-year revenue slide, according to new figures released by the Maryland...
article Del. Nick Mosby guarantees Preakness will stay in Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Del. Nick Mosby guaranteed black business leaders Wednesday that the Preakness Stakes will continue to be run at Pimlico Race Course in northwest Baltimore...
article MGM, Horseshoe casinos report year-over-year revenue decline in May
(Maryland) -- Maryland's six privately owned casinos brought in a combined revenue of $152.3 million in May, down 2.7 percent from the same month a year prior. The...

5/30/2019

article Slot machines at Riverboat Restaurant could pay for rural broadband
(Maryland) -- For Charles County the Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement expired in June 2017 and for the Town of La Plata in March 2018. Comcast has been allowed to...

5/29/2019

article Baltimore legislators seek to spur Maryland Racing Commission to examine Stronach Group's operation of Pimlico
(Maryland) -- The leaders of Baltimore’s General Assembly delegation are calling on the Maryland Racing Commission to investigate The Stronach Group’s...

5/20/2019

article At Pimlico or Laurel, Core Racing Fans Deserve Better
(Maryland) -- I went down to Old Hilltop this year because I was worried this might be the last Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. We know now that it is not...

5/17/2019

article The largest casinos within a three-hour drive from Baltimore
(Maryland) -- A stiff mid-Atlantic gaming market didn't stop Maryland casinos from increasing total revenue by more than 8 percent to $1.75 billion in 2018. Across...

5/8/2019

article MGM-goers not paying off for Gaylord National Harbor
(Maryland) -- Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor has stopped targeting MGM National Harbor casino-goers, choosing instead to focus on other...

5/7/2019

article Maryland Casinos Generate $145.2 Million In April
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming reported the April 2019 revenues for the state’s six casinos amounted to $145,236,133. Officials said the total is a 1.2...
article Maryland casinos generate $145.2 million in revenue in April, their second-best month ever
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos generated a combined $145.2 million in revenue in April, a 1.2% increase from the same month last year, state lottery and...
article Maryland casinos had a good April, with 2 exceptions
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos generated $145.2 million in gaming revenue last month, up 1.2% from a year ago, with four of the six reporting year-over-year...

4/25/2019

article Horseshoe Casino to add $15M second-floor patio bar with gaming
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will become the next Maryland casino to open a patio bar with gaming, its latest push to remain competitive in a crowded...

4/24/2019

article Baltimore lawmakers demand Pimlico owner release report justifying Preakness seat closure
(Maryland) -- Baltimore building inspectors visited Pimlico Race Course this week and confirmed the deterioration in the Old Grandstand that led the Maryland Jockey Club...

4/14/2019

article New March Revenue Records for Maryland Casinos
(Maryland) -- According to the Maryland Lottery & Gaming regulatory agency, six casino operators can boast of a new gaming revenue record in the state for the month...

4/13/2019

article Pimlico Race Course to close nearly 7,000 seats a month before thousands arrive for Preakness Stakes
(Maryland) -- The last remaining historic section of Pimlico Race Course is being shut down a month before the upcoming Preakness Stakes after an engineering firm...

4/9/2019

article Maryland casinos surge to new revenue record in March
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos set a new gaming revenue record in March, and even the struggling Horseshoe Casino Baltimore got in on the fun for a change....

4/8/2019

article Maryland Casinos Report Record Win, Live! Gains Market Share on MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos won $163.2 million last month in, a record haul in terms of gross gaming revenue (GGR). MGM National Harbor again led the way, with the...

4/7/2019

article Late push could boost Laurel, Bowie projects — but cloud Pimlico’s racing future
(Maryland) -- The amended racing-related legislation possibly galloping through the Maryland General Assembly seems to have multiple purposes, one — but only one...

4/6/2019

article Legislators Offer Compromise On Maryland Racetrack Funding Bill
(Maryland) -- A compromise breathed new life into Maryland legislation that would permit The Stronach Group to use state bonds to fund $120 million in improvements to...
article Maryland casino revenues set monthly record in March
(Maryland) -- Revenues from Maryland’s six casinos set a new single-month record in March, hitting $163.2 million, state officials said Friday. The total was a 3.4...

4/5/2019

article Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Setting $163.3 Million During March
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced that March 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos set a single-month record of $163,262,848.
article VIDEO: Maryland Casinos Set Revenue Record For March
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced that March 2019 gaming revenues for the state's six casinos set a single-month record of $163,262,848.

4/3/2019

article As lawmakers table sports gambling bills, support rises
(Maryland) -- Reggie Cliff considers himself a horse racing gambling professional. The 40-year-old said he has been going to horse tracks at an early age and since the...

3/29/2019

article Horseshoe Casino Will House First Top Golf’s ‘Swing Suites’ In Maryland
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino announced the opening of Maryland’s first Top Golf Swing Suites. The swing suites, which will be located just outside the poker room...
article VIDEO: Horseshoe Casino Will House First Top Golf Swing Suites In Maryland
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino announced the opening of Maryland's first Top Golf Swing Suites.

3/22/2019

article Four Baltimore mayors press black caucus to help keep Preakness in city, block bill benefiting Laurel Park
(Maryland) -- Baltimore continued its full-court press Thursday to preserve Pimlico Race Course and keep the Preakness Stakes in the city, as current and former mayors...

3/20/2019

article Baltimore mayor sues Stronach Group to seize Pimlico, block move of Preakness to Laurel
(Maryland) -- Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course in hopes of blocking them from moving the Preakness Stakes or using state bonds to...
article Hogan Talks To Bryan Nehman About Sports Betting, Marijuana, Preakness
(Maryland) -- Gov. Larry Hogan, despite top lawmakers saying otherwise, is optimistic about sports betting passing during this legislative session. Such a bill wouldn...

3/18/2019

article Need a drink? Live! Casino has an app for that
(Maryland) -- Live! Casino & Hotel says it is the first casino in the industry to roll out an “Uber for drinks” feature on its mobile app. Want a drink...

3/15/2019

article Maryland lawmakers: sports betting bill stalled this year
(Maryland) -- A key Maryland lawmaker says measures to allow sports betting in the state are "not going to happen this year." State Sen. Nancy King, who chairs...

3/12/2019

article Moving Preakness “won’t have effect” Pimlico advocates claim, Ritvo says
(Maryland) -- The future of Maryland racing will be at Laurel Park – but even if the Preakness were to move there, a forthcoming study indicates that Baltimore...

3/6/2019

article Live, Horseshoe casinos report February's only year-over-year revenue decline
(Maryland) -- Maryland's two Baltimore-area casinos saw their year-over-year revenues drop last month, as the overall industry registered a barely perceptible...

3/5/2019

article A New Game of Thrones Brunch Will Serve “Scrambled Dragon Eggs” and “Theon’s Sausage”
(Maryland) -- How does one pregame for Game of Thrones‘ final season on April 14? If you like puns, slot machines, and “Flea-Bottomless mimosas” the...

3/4/2019

article MGM Tells Maryland Its Table Games Could Be Growing Target For Cheats
(Maryland) -- Are casino cheats eyeing the Old Line State? That could be happening, MGM said in upping the stakes in its efforts to convince the state of Maryland to...

2/28/2019

article Maryland county executives testify in support of bill to boost school construction funds
(Maryland) -- Maryland county leaders, including Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., testified Wednesday in Annapolis in support of a bill that could add $1...

2/27/2019

article How to save Pimlico? Put a full casino inside it
(Maryland) -- To keep the Preakness in Baltimore, have the Maryland General Assembly introduce legislation to grant The Stronach Group slots and table games at the...

2/26/2019

article Another nail in the coffin for keeping The Preakess at Pimlico?
(Maryland) -- The owners of the Pimlico and Laurel race tracks have spent nearly 90 percent of the $22.5 million in state money they received to support Maryland racing...
article High stakes at Laurel: As officials ponder Pimlico's future, Stronach focuses on Laurel Park's racing role
(Maryland) -- Officials in Annapolis are wrestling with a proposal by the owner of Maryland’s two largest horse racing tracks to turn Laurel Park into a “...

2/24/2019

article State, owners beginning the battle for Pimlico’s soul
(Maryland) -- Ten weeks after a study recommended that the city, state and Pimlico Race Course owner negotiate over the track’s future, the dialogue has become...

2/22/2019

article Bowie Man Turns $5 Into $686,000 at Live! Casino & Hotel
(Maryland) -- Wendell Holmes, of Bowie, turned a $5 wager into a $686,142 win at the casino on Feb. 15, 2019, after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot.

2/20/2019

article Preakness Future Uncertain As Race Is Possibly Moved To Laurel
(Maryland) -- Fog may have obscured last year’s Preakness but the future of the race is clear to the track’s owner. The Stronach Group is planning to move...

2/16/2019

article Bill seeks to allow sports wagering this year
(Maryland) -- The future of sports betting in Maryland was sure to be a looming topic in the 2019 legislature, and Delegate Kevin Hornberger is now squarely amidst the...

2/14/2019

article Hanover casino targeting March 19 for soft opening
(Maryland) -- Hanover council members were invited to take a hard-hat tour of the expansion progress of the Gateway Casinos Hanover site on Feb. 6 and were told the...

2/12/2019

article MGM Wants Maryland To Criminalize Cheating At Casino Table Games
(Maryland) -- Is Maryland the Wild Wild West of U.S. casino gambling? At least one of the state’s casinos thinks so. Under a piece of legislation introduced on...

2/5/2019

article OP/ED: Does Maryland need any more land-based casinos?
(Maryland) -- It’s no surprise that a country that has been built on the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit should have a long-standing relationship with...

1/22/2019

article How many casinos are too many for Maryland?
(Maryland) -- There are only eight states smaller than Maryland, yet the Old Line State gets a big chunk of change ($57.4 million a year) from casino revenues. On...
article Md. legislators looking to legalize sports betting
(Maryland) -- One hot topic in Annapolis right now is legalizing sports betting. Now that Maryland’s neighboring states, Delaware and New jersey along with DC,...

1/21/2019

article Maryland General Assembly Faces Complex Issues In New Sports Gambling Quest
(Maryland) -- Potential action by the Maryland General Assembly in the current legislative regarding sports wagering is, frankly, amusing. After previously failing to do...

1/18/2019

article Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting
(Maryland) -- Maryland lawmakers are exploring a faster way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter...

1/15/2019

press release Live! Casino & Hotel Executives Carmen E. Gonzales And Jennifer Kearns Earn Top Industry Honors
(Maryland) -- Live! Casino & Hotel today announced that two members of its executive leadership team earned top professional honors from noted industry publications.

1/12/2019

article Woman wins thousands at slot machine, but can’t claim it after casino writes down wrong Social Security number
(Maryland) -- Americans pour millions of dollars each year into slot machines in the hopes of hitting the big jackpot. So you’d think that if a jackpot winner...

1/11/2019

article Latest Maryland casino data shows continued growth, MGM's huge impact and how slots remain king
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casino industry continued to grow strongly last year as revenue swelled 8.2 percent to nearly $1.75 billion, according to data compiled by...

1/9/2019

article Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino posts only revenue decline among Maryland casinos in December
(Maryland) -- Among Maryland's six casinos, Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore was the only one to record a year-over-year dip in its revenue last month. Collectively,...
article DC woman wins thousands at MGM, and loses it all over casino typo
(Maryland) -- After a mix-up at MGM National Harbor, one jackpot winner had to leave without her cash. Cynthia Obie won thousands on a slot machine at the Prince George...

1/8/2019

article Casino gaming revenue contributes $61m to Maryland coffers
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission has published December 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos. During the month they totalled $...
article Jimmy DeButts: Maryland's road to sports betting needs leadership
(Maryland) -- Lace up those sneakers boys and girls, this General Assembly better get off to a running start. Playing catchup is a taxing game. Maryland lawmakers yawned...

1/7/2019

article MD Casinos See Revenue Increase in December, Generate $148.4 Million
(Maryland) -- Revenue is up at casinos in Maryland after the state's Lottery and Gaming said it saw an increase in December 2018. According to the agency, revenue...
article Maryland Voters Warming To Legalized Sports Betting, Marijuana
(Maryland) -- A plurality of Maryland voters support legalizing sports betting in Maryland, while more than half favor legalizing marijuana in the state. That's...

12/29/2018

article A story, a casino lockbox and $4.4 billion more for Maryland school students
(Maryland) -- We were at the old Baltimore Sun offices on Calvert Street in early 2017 when then-Sun education reporter Erica L. Green yelled across the desk: “...

12/28/2018

article Pimlico: a dead horse
(Maryland) -- At a Town Hall meeting recently with Baltimore City’s state Senate delegation, Mayor Catherine Pugh dropped in hurriedly and spent a few minutes ticking...

12/27/2018

article Slots Reluctance in Winter Has Nothing To Do With Depression
(Maryland) -- Seasons of the year are quite powerful in affecting our mood patterns. There are activities, behaviors, food, and drinks which are just perfect for the...

12/26/2018

article Year in Review 2018: Maryland casinos break new records
(Maryland) -- This year the casino industry in Maryland soared to new heights, even as Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino was unable to match past revenues. Each month...
article Live Casino looks to hire sports betting executive ahead of legalization in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Although wagering on sports is not yet legal in Maryland, Live Casino & Hotel is looking to hire an executive to manage sports betting. The Anne...

12/24/2018

article Odds are good for sports betting in Maryland
(Maryland) -- The odds are pretty good that Maryland will try to cash in on sports betting in the new year. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan; House Speaker Michael Busch, D-...

12/20/2018

article Hogan announces 'Building Opportunity Fund' school construction initiative
(Maryland) -- Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a major initiative to make a historic investment in school construction projects across the state.

12/18/2018

article EDITORIAL: The fine print in Maryland's gambling expansion bites us again
(Maryland) -- In November, Marylanders voted overwhelmingly to erase some of the fine print they had missed when they voted 10 years before to legalize slot machine...
article SNEAK PEEK: Wu-Tang Clan's RZA Talks Australia's Indigenous History With Briggs
(Australia) -- Right before kicking off a four-show run at the Sydney Opera House, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA sat down with Aussie artist Briggs inside the iconic venue to...

12/16/2018

article Study calls for demolishing Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, rebuilding at a cost of $424M
(Maryland) -- A new Maryland Stadium Authority study calls for demolishing Pimlico Race Course and rebuilding it at a cost of $424 million, according to a summary of the...

12/14/2018

article Gaming commission recommends tax reductions for three casinos
(Maryland) -- Three casinos could get a reduction in the amount of taxes they pay to the state under a set of recommendations approved by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming...

12/13/2018

article Building on gambling revenue
(Maryland) -- This week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced his plan to increase funding for school construction projects by $1.9 billion over five years through casino revenue...

12/8/2018

article Tumbling dice: Horseshoe Casino Baltimore revenues drop to record low
(Maryland) -- Once hailed as an economic “game changer” and “anchor institution” for Baltimore, Horseshoe Casino continues its slo-mo tumble into...

12/7/2018

article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore takes it on the chin in November
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos failed to maintain their record-smashing pace in the month of November, as one of the state’s former revenue leaders...

12/6/2018

article Horseshoe Casino sees sharp decline in revenue in November
(Maryland) -- Maryland's six casinos grew their monthly revenue by 7.3 percent in November, led by big increases at MGM National Harbor and Live! Casino & Hotel...
article Maryland Casinos Generate $140 Million In November
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced Thursday that November 2018 gaming revenues for the state's six casinos totaled $140,072,189, an increase of $9,...

12/2/2018

article Md. lawmakers to take another pass at sports betting
(Maryland) -- Legislative leaders in the Maryland General Assembly say the odds on passing legislation to legalize sports betting are improving. Maryland lawmakers...

11/13/2018

article Maryland Voters Support Sports Betting, But Their Voices Won’t Be Heard Until 2020
(Maryland) -- Maryland voters want sports betting legalized, but state law, which requires any form of gambling expansion to be approved through a ballot referendum,...

11/12/2018

article Maryland poll results show slim majority would legalise sports betting
(Maryland) -- A narrow majority of poll voters said they would vote in favour of legalised sports betting in Maryland. The lottery, as well as horse racing betting, has...
article Poll: Majority of Maryland voters favor legalizing sports betting
(Maryland) -- While Maryland voters likely will have to wait at least two years to decide whether to legalize sports gambling, a narrow majority of the state’s...
article Poll: Most Maryland Voters Want Sports Betting, Will Have to Wait
(Maryland) -- A Washington Post poll conducted in Sept. 2017 showed that 55 percent of respondents approved of legalizing sports betting with only 33 percent...

11/7/2018

article Maryland overwhelmingly votes to funnel casino money into public schools
(Maryland) -- Education funding may have been the biggest winner of Election Day for Maryland taxpayers. Close to 90 percent of voters approved Question 1, the...
article Maryland Casinos Generate Record $158 Million in Revenue During October
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that October 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled a new single-month record of $157,...

11/6/2018

article Amendment that would create education 'lockbox' for casino money in Maryland passes
(Maryland) -- An amendment that would create an education lockbox, requiring the state to provide gambling money for school funding, passes on Tuesday night. Question 1...
article Maryland Casinos Enjoy Record Win, Could Give Virginia Lawmakers More Reason to Legalize Gambling
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos won $157.96 million last month to mark a new monthly all-time record haul in state gaming history.
article All-time record for Maryland casinos
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos generated a record $158 million in gaming revenue in October, and business was booming at MGM National Harbor. MGM National Harbor,...
article Maryland Casinos Enjoy Record Win, Could Give Virginia Lawmakers More Reason to Legalize Gambling
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos won $157.96 million last month to mark a new monthly all-time record haul in state gaming history.

11/5/2018

article After 6-year-old girl electrocuted at MGM casino, head of PG Co. permitting stepping down
(Maryland) -- Following investigations into the electrocution of a 6-year-old girl at MGM National Harbor in June, Dr. Haitham Hijazi the agency head under fire for...
article Maryland casinos set new record in October
(Maryland) -- Maryland's six casinos set a new record in October, led by a 41 percent year-over-year increase at MGM National Harbor. In total, the casinos generated...

11/4/2018

article DeButts: Sports wagering fiasco exemplifies Maryland leadership failings
(Maryland) -- Orlando Cottman shakes his head. Betting slips line the high-top table. The Fruitland resident reviews NBA and NHL schedules. He traveled about an hour to...

10/30/2018

article WASHINGTON POST: Vote ‘no’ on Maryland’s Question 1
(Maryland) -- THE MOST basic job of state elected officials is to set priorities, including budgetary ones. Yet Maryland’s state lawmakers, plus Gov. Larry Hogan, are...

10/29/2018

article Ballot Question Proposes Using Casino Tax Revenue To Bolster State Education Funding
(Maryland) -- Backed by several key educational stakeholders, a Maryland constitutional amendment proposal on the Nov. 6 general election ballot would ensure tax funds...

10/25/2018

article FBI investigates possible corruption at MGM Harbor
(Maryland) -- Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said a system-wide failure may have led to the serious...

10/24/2018

article Baltimore Ravens Team Up With Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- The Baltimore Ravens are rolling the dice on a new partnership with Horseshoe casino. "We're just excited about now that finally the league has...
article Horseshoe Casino And Baltimore Ravens Forge A Multi-Year Partnership
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and the Baltimore Ravens have become the latest in a string of gaming and professional sports team partnerships. The deal is a...

10/23/2018

article Voters to decide amendment to 'lock box' casino money for schools
(Maryland) -- Do we need a Constitutional Amendment to keep politician’s hands off the casino money that was supposed to go to our schools? That’s one of the...

10/19/2018

article Inspector who oversaw area where girl was electrocuted at MGM felt pressure to approve work that didn’t meet code, court document says
(Maryland) -- A third-party electrical inspector at MGM National Harbor, where a 6-year-old girl was electrocuted, told county officials he reluctantly accepted work...

10/9/2018

article $143.8 million revenue generated by Maryland Casinos in September
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming has released figures for September 2018 from the state’s six casinos, announcing revenues of $143.8m. Revenue grew by $9....

10/8/2018

article Gambling revenues continue to soar in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Casino revenues continued its upward trend in the Maryland gambling market for the fourth straight month in September. According to the new data from...
article Maryland Casinos Win $143M Off Gamblers
(Maryland) -- Even without sports betting, Maryland casinos had an excellent showing in September. Per figures from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming agency, the state...

10/5/2018

article Maryland marks fourth best month for casino revenue in September
(Maryland) -- Maryland marked its fourth best month for casino revenue in September, according to the latest numbers from Maryland Lottery and Gaming. The state's...

9/23/2018

article Crooked Dealer Helped Players Cheat Casino for $1Million by Photographing Cards
(Maryland) -- If Phil Ivey’s infamous Baccarat edge-sorting schemes can be considered a bit unethical at best, then the dealer who helped scam a Maryland Casino...

9/20/2018

article Uprooted by hurricane in Puerto Rico, new Horseshoe Casino dealers hope better fortune is in the cards
(Maryland) -- Raymond Perez Jr. is a year and 1,500 miles removed from the howling winds and torrential rain of the hurricane that ravaged Puerto Rico and plunged the...

9/16/2018

article DeButts: Verifying Live Casino's community benefits for taxpayer-subsidized event center is critical
(Maryland) -- Upper Marlboro is the odds-on favorite to host most of Anne Arundel County’s Class of 2019 graduations. Show Place Arena at Prince George’s...

9/13/2018

article Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino posts only year-over-year revenue decline in August
(Maryland) -- Five of Maryland's six casinos saw gains last month, boosting gaming revenue statewide to $146.3 million — a 6.4 percent increase over August 2017. Only...
article Horseshoe is only Maryland casino with a gaming revenue drop
(Maryland) -- Five of Maryland’s six casinos turned in higher gaming revenue numbers in August 2018 compared to a year ago, and MGM National Harbor continued to...

9/12/2018

article Md. Racing Commission approves OTB at MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- In a meeting attended by a dozen or two members of the community around Rosecroft Raceway, where the meeting was held, the Maryland Racing Commission on...

9/11/2018

article Maryland casinos August gains; MGM baccarat dealer conspiracy
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos reported an overall modest gaming revenue increase in August, while the state’s biggest casino dealt with a case of...
article Dealer pleads guilty to helping cheat casino out of $1M
(Maryland) -- A man who worked as a baccarat dealer at a Maryland casino pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping players cheat the casino out of just over $1 million in...

9/10/2018

article Maryland Casinos Generate $146.3 Million in Revenue During August
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced that August 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,291,028, an increase of $8,810,997 (6...
article Baccarat Dealer Accused of Cheating Conspiracy at MGM National Harbor Casino
(Maryland) -- Federal prosecutors charged a baccarat dealer at MGM National Harbor Casino with being part of a cheating conspiracy, the News4 I-Team has learned. Ming...

9/7/2018

article Maryland, uncertain on sports betting regulation
(Maryland) -- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against PASPA and allowed states all around the country to legalise sports betting. However, and despite...

9/4/2018

article Maryland remains without firm plan to implement sports betting
(Maryland) -- Maryland, a major casino gambling state, remains without a firm plan to implement sports betting, despite nearby states that include New Jersey, West...

9/2/2018

article Waterloo native, casino developer wins award for minority business support
(Maryland) -- Waterloo native and former casino executive Lorenzo Creighton has been honored for his efforts to employ minority-owned businesses in the construction of a...

8/31/2018

article Maryland Still Doesn’t Have Legalized Sports Betting, Will That Change?
(Maryland) -- Maryland does not have legalized sports betting at the state’s casinos, but the debate is on again after West Virginia just approved it. Delaware...
article Maryland Education Association Calls For State’s Casino Revenue To Help Underfunded Public Schools
(Maryland) -- A number of advocacy groups and education advocates rallied in Towson, Maryland, on Thursday in support of a constitutional amendment that would ensure the...

8/30/2018

article Education advocates launch campaign to lock Maryland casino funds into public schools
(Maryland) -- Led by the Maryland State Education Association, educators and advocates from around the state gathered in Towson on Thursday to call on Marylanders to...

8/28/2018

article Maryland Democrats say Hogan is taking credit for their work with ad on sending casino revenues to schools
(Maryland) -- A new digital ad released this week by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan calling on voters this fall to approve a so-called “lockbox” to ensure...

8/24/2018

article D.C.-Baltimore region surpasses New York to become nation’s fourth-largest casino market
(Maryland) -- The Washington-Baltimore region has leaped past New York City to become the fourth-largest casino market in the country, according to a new industry report...

8/23/2018

article Baltimore-Washington casino market is now the fourth-largest in the U.S.
(Maryland) -- Local gamblers are putting a lot of chips on the table. The Baltimore-Washington region has become fourth-largest casino market, bringing in $1.77 billion...

8/9/2018

article Maryland casinos see 5.6 percent increase in gaming revenues
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming has announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031. That’s an increase...

8/8/2018

article MGM gambling soars, record year for Maryland gambling
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor Casino is still packing the gamblers in, and last month accounted for 42 percent of gaming revenue from all six Maryland casinos. For...
article Two-month growth streak for all 6 Maryland casinos ends in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland saw year-over-year gains in cumulative casino revenue in July, but a two-month growth streak for all six of the state’s casinos came to an...

8/7/2018

article Two-month growth streak for all 6 Maryland casinos ends in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland saw year-over-year gains in cumulative casino revenue last month, but a two-month growth streak for all six of the state's casinos came to an...

7/25/2018

article Maryland casinos generate $148.9 million in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming has announced June gambling revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $148,904,017 — an increase of 14.1 percent...
article Maryland Remains Behind Neighbors For Sports Betting
(Maryland) -- Maryland seemed like it would be among the first states with legalized sports betting. Instead, the Old Line State watched four neighboring jurisdictions...

7/23/2018

article Maryland trails neighboring states in sports betting after SCOTUS ruling
(Maryland) -- It's been two months since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, clearing the way for legalized sports...

7/21/2018

article Maryland Casinos Hit Jackpot, Win Gamble On Growth
(Maryland) -- Casinos in Maryland are gambling on growth – and winning. The boom is paying off in more ways than one. When casinos compete for your cash, Maryland...

7/15/2018

article MGM National Harbor unveils $48 million expansion
(Maryland) -- Maryland's biggest casino is getting even bigger. MGM National Harbor opened a $48 million expansion Sunday, less than two years after opening its...
article MGM National Harbor unveils $48 million expansion of gambling spaces
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor, the Prince George’s County casino, hotel and entertainment complex, opens a $48 million expansion Sunday in response to strong...

7/11/2018

article The Live Hotel, attached to the Live Casino, marks its grand opening
(Maryland) -- The new 310-room hotel atop the Live Casino in Hanover held its grand opening Wednesday evening, a milestone in the development that also marks the opening...

7/9/2018

article Maryland Casinos Generate $148.9 Million in Revenue During June
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that June 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $148,904,017, an increase of 14.1%...

7/7/2018

article Md. Casino Revenue Jumps 14 Percent; Second Straight Month Of Gains
(Maryland) -- All of Maryland’s casinos reported increases for the second consecutive month. Last month, the casinos generated almost $149 million — an...

7/6/2018

article Horseshoe Casino posts revenue gain for second straight month
(Maryland) -- After almost a year and a half of sliding revenue, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s luck appears to be turning around. The latest monthly report from...
article Maryland casino revenue grows 14% in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland casino revenue rose 14.1 percent in June, as all six of the state's gaming venues posted increases for the second straight month. The state...

6/27/2018

article Live Casino & Hotel appoints former MGM exec as CFO
(Maryland) -- Live Casino & Hotel has named a former MGM Resorts International executive as chief financial officer. Yvonne Mrha joins the Hanover, Maryland, gaming...

6/16/2018

article Gaming compact amended to add ‘ball-and-dice’ gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors on June 11 unanimously passed a gaming compact supplement with Oklahoma to allow Cherokee Nation’s casinos to begin offering Las Vegas-...

6/12/2018

article Are cartoon characters on lottery scratch-off tickets a way to lure young gamblers?
(Maryland) -- Fernando Laguarda was on Metro not long ago when he saw an ad for scratch-off lottery tickets. The theme of the DC Lottery scratchers was the Racing...

6/11/2018

article Cordish predicts 'It will take a long time' before sports betting is legalized in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Live Casino & Hotel owner David Cordish sees a long road ahead for legalization of sports wagering in Maryland. "If I were a typical Maryland...
article Governor Hogan on sports betting in MD: "There's certainly a possibility"
(Maryland) -- Governor Larry Hogan has kicked off his re-election bid for the state of Maryland. Since the economy is his main focus, the possibility of sports gambling...

6/7/2018

article Cordish sports bar concept to replace Live Casino concert venue
(Maryland) -- A sports bar will take the place of a concert venue at the Live Casino as the Hanover attraction shifts its focus to a larger performance area at a newly...

6/6/2018

article Live! Hotel opens next to casino at Arundel Mills
(Maryland) -- One of Maryland's top tourist destinations now has a place for visitors to stay. The grand opening of the Live! Hotel isn't until Monday, but it...

6/5/2018

article All six of Maryland's casinos post revenue increase for first time since MGM National Harbor's opening
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos set a new revenue record in May, just two months after March's record-breaking numbers. The state's six casinos cumulatively...

6/4/2018

article Cordish Companies to open Live Hotel, adding to casino complex in Hanover
(Maryland) -- With 17 floors of plush rooms, the new Live Hotel built to complement the Live Casino in Hanover offers a towering glass spectacle from the outside and a...

6/3/2018

article Cordish Companies to open Live Hotel, adding to casino complex in Hanover
(Maryland) -- With 17 floors of plush rooms, the new Live Hotel built to complement the Live Casino in Hanover offers a towering glass spectacle from the outside and a...

6/2/2018

article Maryland Ranks As 13th Most Gambling-Addicted State
(Maryland) -- The personal finance website WalletHub released a new report ranking the most gambling-addicted states. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nevada — home to Las...

5/23/2018

article Live branded hotel to open soon at Live Casino in Anne Arundel County
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Companies will open the 310-room luxury hotel at the Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County on June 6, the Cordish Companies announced. The...

5/22/2018

article Live branded hotel to open soon at Live Casino in Anne Arundel County
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Companies will open the 310-room luxury hotel at the Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County on June 6, the Cordish Companies announced. The...

5/21/2018

article The State of Affairs of the Maryland Gambling Industry
(Maryland) -- In the U.S. at large, gambling is dominated by powerhouses like Las Vegas and Atlantic City that have long drawn visitors to their sprawling casinos...

5/17/2018

article How to keep Preakness at Pimlico
(Maryland) -- Saturday’s race won’t be the last time the Preakness Stakes is run at Pimlico, but it could be the second to last unless Maryland’s...
article OP/ED: Maryland needs a General Assembly special session to clear the way for sports betting
(Maryland) -- On Monday we learned of an important decision on gambling in our country. New Jersey had brought a case to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the...

5/14/2018

article Supreme Court clears way for sports betting and Maryland casinos want in
(Maryland) -- The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an anticipated boom in legalized sports betting across the nation — an outcome sought by Maryland’...

5/12/2018

article Horseshoe Casino Gives West Baltimore School A Face-lift
(Maryland) -- Some preschoolers in West Baltimore will return to a brighter, “blue-er” classroom on Monday morning. Employees from Horseshoe Casino spent the...

5/10/2018

article Maryland casino revenue rises to $143m in April
(Maryland) -- The six casinos in the State of Maryland performed well during April with revenues rising 5.7% year-on-year for the month, according to Maryland Lottery...

5/8/2018

article Maryland Gambling Market Grows 5.7 Percent In April
(Maryland) -- Maryland gaming regulators announced that the state’s six casinos won a combined $143.5 million from gamblers last month, an increase of nearly six...
article Topgolf aims to open in Baltimore in 2020 near Horseshoe casino
(Maryland) -- A Topgolf entertainment complex is set to open in 2020, filling a vast swath of asphalt in South Baltimore between M&T Bank Stadium and the Horseshoe...

5/5/2018

article New Restaurant To Open At Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Executive Chef Brian Drosenos from GDL by Giada Italian Restaurant to show off some of the signatures dishes you will find at the restaurant.

4/26/2018

article Delaware panel approves lowering casino taxes
(Maryland) -- A Delaware Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce taxes and fees at the state's casinos. The Delaware State News reports that the...

4/25/2018

article Will Maryland Follow New Jersey and Legalize Online Gambling?
(Maryland) -- Gambling has a long history in Maryland, mainly in regards to horse racing. In recent times gambling in the way of casinos in the state has really taken...
article Giada de Laurentiis restaurant at Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino to open in May
(Maryland) -- Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis’ restaurant at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino will make its debut next month. GDL Italian by Giada will be...

4/13/2018

article OP/ED: MGM is expanding at National Harbor — but at whose expense?
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor casino in Oxon Hill is now Maryland’s largest casino by gross revenue and total taxes paid.

4/11/2018

article Horseshoe Casino Evacuated After Kitchen Fire
(Maryland) -- A small fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a restaurant in the Horseshoe Casino. Fire officials say the fire broke out in the kitchen at Guy Fieri's...

4/9/2018

article Voters to decide whether to amend state’s funding formulas
(Maryland) -- On Friday evening, the Maryland House voted to pass a constitutional amendment that will see the voters decide how casino revenues will be used for schools...
article Maryland Casinos Hit Record $150m Revenues in March
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos generated combined revenues of $150 million in March, beating the previous monthly record of $141.1 million set in March of...

4/8/2018

article Casino Revenue for Schools Going on Maryland Ballot
(Maryland) -- Maryland voters will decide whether casino revenue set aside for schools must be used to enhance education funding above the amount now required in state...

4/7/2018

article Maryland Casinos Post Revenue Record in March, But Horseshoe Baltimore Struggles Continue
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos have set a new monthly gross gaming revenue win record at $150,073,958. The March 2018 number represents a 6.3 percent increase on the...
article Maryland voters to decide on plan to reserve casino revenue for improving education
(Maryland) -- Voters in November will get to decide whether to approve a mechanism to prohibit the state from spending casino revenues on anything other than K-12...

4/6/2018

article Maryland voters to decide on plan to reserve casino revenue for improving education
(Maryland) -- Voters in November will get to decide whether to approve a mechanism to prohibit the state from spending casino revenues on anything other than K-12...

4/5/2018

article Maryland casinos set revenue record in March
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos combined to set a monthly revenue record in March, topping $150 million for the first time, according to the state’s...

4/4/2018

article As revenue slides, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore buys up nearby land to secure its future
(Maryland) -- Caesars Entertainment, losing business at Horseshoe Casino to increased competition and Baltimore’s image problems, is doubling down on its bet on...

4/3/2018

article Rocky Gap Casino Resort wins 9 gaming publication awards
(Maryland) -- Rocky Gap Casino Resort, owned and operated by Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment Inc., earned nine first place honors from Casino Player Magazine in the...
article Council Takes Testimony On Off Track Betting Bill
(Maryland) -- Public Testimony was taken Tuesday night by the Frederick County Council on a bill to allow satellite simulcast betting in areas zoned limited industrial....
article Off-track betting bill draws support from Frederick's agricultural community
(Maryland) -- Horse racing bettors aren't the only ones who could win big if Frederick County opens an off-track betting site. Odds favor farmers, horse breeders,...

3/26/2018

article Horseshoe Baltimore Spending Millions of Dollars Buying Nearby Property
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Baltimore is spending millions of dollars in purchasing nearby property, as the Caesars-owned casino looks to create a more appealing...

3/24/2018

article As revenue slides, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore buys up nearby land to secure its future
(Maryland) -- Caesars, losing business at Horseshoe Casino to increased competition and Baltimore’s image problems, is doubling down on its bet on the city. State...
article Formula changes mean more casino money to city even as Horseshoe revenue declines
(Maryland) -- While Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has seen revenue fall since the December 2016 opening of MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, the City of...

3/22/2018

article All bets are on: Horseshoe Casino looks to the future amid increased competition [sub req]
(Maryland) -- It’s no secret the competition among Maryland’s casinos is fierce. Just take it from the billboards posted right across the street from...

3/20/2018

article Bill to ensure casino money boosts school funding passes Md. Senate
(Maryland) -- Hundreds of teachers, parents, staff and students rallied in front of the Maryland State House to demand casino revenue is used to increase funding for...

3/19/2018

article Is Maryland On The Verge Of Overtaking New Jersey's Poker Market?
(Maryland) -- In terms of poker, New Jersey and Maryland were on about equal footing last month. That has not been the case historically.

3/15/2018

article Guest Commentary: Fulfill Promise, Guarantee Gaming Revenue Goes to Education
(Maryland) -- For more than three decades, I proudly served as a Baltimore City public school special educator where I, alongside my colleagues, played an active role in...

3/5/2018

article Maryland Casinos Rake In $136M In February
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos generated $136.6 million in revenue in February — a nearly $8 million increase from February 2017. Maryland Lottery and...

3/4/2018

article Laurel man bets $5, wins $1M at Maryland casino
(Maryland) -- A man who bet just $5 is now a millionaire after winning over $1 million at a Maryland casino on Saturday. Manuel Ortiz, of Laurel, Maryland, scooped $1,...

2/14/2018

article Hogan seeks 'lockbox' to guarantee casino revenue goes to schools
(Maryland) -- Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill that would put the state's casino gambling revenue in a so-called "lockbox,"...

1/31/2018

article Maryland bill: Casino money must be used for school funding
(Maryland) -- Maryland lawmakers rolled out plans Tuesday to change the state constitution to require that taxes on casino revenue set aside for schools must be used to...

1/30/2018

article Bill would make casino money enhance school funding formulas in Md.
(Maryland) -- Maryland lawmakers want to change the state constitution to require money raised by the state's casinos for education to enhance schools funding above...
article Legislation would put gambling funds into lockbox for education
(Maryland) -- State House Democrats want to use gambling money to beef up spending on education -- but some are wondering isn't that being done already? Legislators are...

1/24/2018

article Live Hotel and Casino recruiting for 500 new jobs in Anne Arundel
(Maryland) -- Live Casino and Hotel will open a recruiting center next week to help fill 500 jobs it anticipates at the hotel and conference facility once it opens this...

1/10/2018

article Maryland’s six casinos took in $141 million in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos took in $141 million in December, the second-best revenue month ever. The first Maryland casino opened in in 2010. MGM...

1/8/2018

article Maryland casinos report strong revenues in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland's six casinos had one of their best months ever in December, generating a little over $141 million. That's the second-best month since...
article MGM National Harbor’s dominance eating into other Md. casinos
(Maryland) -- Maryland's newest casino continues to expand the state's gaming revenue pie while simultaneously cannibalizing market share from the state's...
article You’re gambling. Maryland casinos experience 2nd-best month
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos generated just over $141 million in December, the second-best month since casino gaming in the state began in September 2010....
article Horseracing’s Maryland renaissance is moving full speed ahead
(Maryland) -- Horseracing’s Maryland renaissance is moving full speed ahead with the announcement by The Maryland Jockey Club that total handle on races at Laurel...
article Maryland Casinos Report Strong Revenues in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland's six casinos had one of their best months ever in December, generating a little over $141 million. That's the second-best month since...

1/7/2018

article Casinos In Maryland Flourishing, Giving Major Boost To Local Economy
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s gaming industry is booming, with the state’s six casinos raking in a total of $141 million in December. December was the second-best...

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