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Maryland table games, if approved, could be live in January

Maryland casinos could have table games up and running as soon as this coming January, if state voters approve a Nov. 6 referendum allowing casinos to add Las Vegas-style games.

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12/7/2016

article MGM lauds hiring and giving record as it readies to open in Prince George’s
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency on Wednesday issued the operating license for MGM National Harbor, clearing the way for the $1.4 billion...
article MGM National Harbor opens amid a perilous casino glut and big shift in gambling culture
(Maryland) -- MGM opens its $1.4 billion casino at National Harbor on Thursday night amid jackpot-level excitement and expectations for Maryland’s final and...
article Good bet MGM casino will spike problem gambling, say doctors
(Maryland) -- There is no such thing as a sure bet, but experts expect to see an increase in problem gambling with Thursday’s opening of the MGM National Harbor...
article OP/ED: Maryland's last casino
(Maryland) -- Maryland's glitziest casino, the MGM National Harbor, is due to open tomorrow , and Maryland officials hope that a bonanza of new tax revenue for the...
article WASHINGTON POST: Ka-ching! Gambling addicts’ problems just got worse.
(Washington D.C.) -- AS THE allure and glitz of Las Vegas arrive at the Potomac on Thursday in the form of MGM’s gigantic $1.4 billion casino at National Harbor,...

12/6/2016

article Fears of traffic gridlock as MGM casino is set to open; officials urge patience and planning
(Maryland) -- The opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino resort will bring more than glitz and glamour to southern Prince George’s County. It will...
article Maryland's casino taxes to change when MGM opens
(Maryland) -- Two Maryland casinos will keep a higher share of slot machine revenue when MGM National Harbor opens this week, in a deal state lawmakers made years ago to...
article MGM National Harbor, new Maryland ‘landmark,’ gambling on region’s casino appetite
(Maryland) -- The MGM National Harbor glows a shiny white at night, rising above the Potomac River like — its architect has suggested — a vast ship sailing...
article MGM poised to premiere property in Washington, D.C.
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International expands its universe to Washington, D.C., with the grand opening of its MGM National Harbor on the eastern banks of the Potomac...
article Washington, D.C. Has a Huge MGM Casino Opening Right Next Door
(Maryland) -- Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation’s...
article Maryland casino revenue up 2.5 percent in November
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos brought in nearly $92 million in state revenue in November, its 12th straight month of year-over-year gains, the Maryland...

12/5/2016

article From Sand to Shimmer: A Casino Resort Rises in Maryland
(Maryland) -- As MGM opens a new resort this week on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River, it will deliver a victory in a long effort to develop a shoreline carved...
article Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington
(Maryland) -- Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation’s...
article Maryland casino revenue rises 2.5 percent in November
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos collected $92 million in gaming revenue in November, a 2.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
article Thousands of Gamblers Ejected From Maryland Casinos Since 2010
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos have evicted 3,600 players since casinos began operation in the state in 2010, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. Almost...
article Hansen: Susan La Flesche Picotte, first Native American doctor, turned down fame but earned place in history
(Nebraska) -- The 8-year-old girl sat and watched the old woman dying. She watched as the sun went down and the old woman grew weaker and the doctor did not come. She...

12/2/2016

article MGM Casino opening soon with an expected 20,000 people visiting daily
(Maryland) -- The MGM Grand Casino and Resort will be open to the public on Thursday. They are expecting around 20,000 people to come in and out on a daily basis. Many...
article New MGM National Harbor Will Benefit Entire Region, MGM CEO Predicts
(Maryland) -- When the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor opens next week across the river from Alexandria, nearby businesses in the region are hoping to also reap more...
article Poop Problem: Maryland Residents Fear MGM Casino Will Worsen Sewage Issues
(Maryland) -- Residents who live near the new MGM National Harbor say they're concerned sewage system problems in their neighborhood could get worse when the casino...

12/1/2016

article MGM National Harbor’s casino and resort opens on Dec. 8.
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor’s new luxury gaming resort in Maryland is in its final countdown, with opening day a week away on Dec. 8. The opening promises to...

11/30/2016

article Chesley: Maryland will reap millions from Virginians with opening of MGM casino
(Virginia) -- Sleek and slender, and casting a colossal shadow over the Beltway, the MGM National Harbor casino and resort in Prince George’s County, Md.,...

11/29/2016

article The biggest gamble at MGM National Harbor may be on the traffic getting there
(Maryland) -- With a luxury resort and casino about to open in Prince George’s County, you’d think council member Obie Patterson would be in a celebratory...
article Horseshoe Casino is Hiring New Staff on the Spot Tomorrow
(Maryland) -- Baltimore’s sole casino is looking to bolster its ranks at a hiring event this week, and not just for positions specific to the gambling trade. While...

11/28/2016

article MGM National Harbor Casino Must Pass Tests Before Opening
(Maryland) -- The billion-dollar MGM Grand National Harbor casino must pass two “controlled demonstration” tests before it is permitted to open its doors Dec...
article MGM National Harbor Opening Day Details Announced
(Maryland) -- New details are being released as the countdown begins for the grand opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort on Thursday, Dec. 8...
article Maryland Seeing Uptick In Horse Racing Business
(Maryland) -- Maryland started seeing a decline in its coveted horse-racing industry in the 90s as neighboring states introduced casino gambling. Now, after several...

11/26/2016

article Sens. Surovell and Lucas: Gaming will soon shift $300 million a year from Virginia to Maryland
(Virginia) -- Next month, Virginians will hear a large sucking sound coming from our northern border. It won’t be our tax dollars going to Washington, D.C., but...
article Casinos help Maryland horseracing renaissance
(Maryland) -- In Maryland, a new report has found that casinos in the eastern state have helped the local horseracing industry to increase its economic impact over the...

11/23/2016

article Creditors jockey for position as subcontractor on MGM casino works through Chapter 11 restructuring
(Maryland) -- A battle for position has emerged between the two largest creditors in the bankruptcy restructuring case of Upper Marlboro-based Essex Construction LLC,...

11/21/2016

article Study says Maryland horse industry is rebounding, 'still healing'
(Maryland) -- Maryland's horse industry hasn't recovered fully from years of decline but has regained its footing and is generating more than $1 billion a year...

11/8/2016

article How much does just 1 slot machine make for Md.?
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five existing casinos generated about $95.5 million in revenue for the state in October, up 0.8 percent from a year ago. But all that...
article MGM National Harbor To Hold Hire 100 Workers at Nov. 9 Event
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor will hold a hiring event for bartenders and banquet servers from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to Prince George's...

11/7/2016

article Small subcontractor working on MGM National Harbor seeks bankruptcy protection
(Maryland) -- An Upper Marlboro-based contractor that is part of the team building the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

11/6/2016

article Maryland Casino Revenue Up Slightly in October
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos generated collective revenue of $95.5 million in October, up 0.8% year-on-year. Revenue at local gambling venues has been...

11/4/2016

article Maryland casino October revenue up just slightly over last year
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos continued a trend of revenue growth year over year in October, although not by as big a margin as other months this year.
article Maryland casinos extend revenue winning streak, but just barely
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos maintained their streak of year-on-year gaming revenue increases in October, but only by the slimmest of margins.
article Radio One Ready For Name Change, Casino Opening
(Maryland) -- The company will officially change its name to Urban One in January with the slugline, “Representing Black America.” Radio One, TV One and...

11/1/2016

article North County tour to highlight growth, investment in area
(Maryland) -- A regional bus tour Thursday will highlight various areas of growth and investment in northern Anne Arundel County. Hosted by the Northern Anne Arundel...

10/29/2016

article Huge Casino Threatens Small Blues Club For Using The Word 'Live' In Its Name
(Maryland) -- When I drop dead of a massive heart attack, it will be because some huge company has bullied some small company over a ridiculous trademark that never...

10/27/2016

article Hollywood Casino Perryville seeks outdoor slots area
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville is seeking state regulators' permission to expand its gaming floor to include an outside area where smoking is permitted....
article MGM National Harbor foes fear oversaturation of casinos in Maryland
(Maryland) -- The Dec. 8 grand opening of the MGM National Harbor’s casino heralds new jobs and revenue in Prince George’s County amid concerns that it will...

10/25/2016

article Bethesda Club Battles Maryland Live! Casino Over New Name
(Maryland) -- A family-owned business in Bethesda, Maryland, and a multibillion dollar casino complex in Hanover, Maryland, are fighting over who gets to use the word...
article Hollywood Casino Perryville seeks outdoor slots area
(Maryland) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville is seeking state regulators' permission to expand its gaming floor to include an outside area where smoking is permitted.

10/22/2016

article MGM National Harbor releases more information on amenities before December 8 opening
(Maryland) -- The MGM National Harbor casino is scheduled to have its grand opening on December 8 and once opened, will become the sixth casino to operate in the state...

10/20/2016

article MGM National Harbor, state's sixth casino, releases details on amenities
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor, the $1.4 billion casino and hotel scheduled to open Dec. 8, released details about its features — including a chocolate fountain...

10/12/2016

article Md. police readies for onslaught of casino traffic
(Maryland) -- The grand opening of MGM National Harbor is eight weeks away. While residents of Oxon Hill and Fort Washington have raised concerns about the traffic that...
article Officials hold meeting to discuss transportation plan for new MGM National Harbor casino
(Maryland) -- In less than two months, the MGM National Harbor casino will open its doors. But the new attraction will also open up the floodgates for a potential...
article Maryland Live Casino hosting series of celebrity chef events during 'Cheftober'
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino is hosting a series of celebrity chef appearances and giveaways throughout the month in a series the Hanover casino has dubbed "...

10/10/2016

article Maryland's Newest Casino Comes With A Concert Hall — And Bruno Mars
(Maryland) -- The newest major music venue to open in the D.C. area comes packaged with a casino and a hotel — and for one night, pop star Bruno Mars. The $1.4...

10/7/2016

article Maryland Poker Rooms Rake $2.7M In September
(Maryland) -- The state of Maryland’s brick-and-mortar poker rooms had revenue of $2.7 million in September, according to figures released this week by gaming...

10/6/2016

article Maryland Casino Revenue Rises 11% in September
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming published information about the state’s five casinos’ financial performance in September 2016. Overall casino...
article Maryland casinos report September gaming revenues of over $97 million
(Maryland) -- After posting total gaming revenues of just over $100.3 million for August, the five casinos in Maryland have now reported takings of almost $97.1 million...

10/5/2016

article Maryland Casinos Generate $97.1 Million in Revenue During September
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced September 2016 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos – Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil...
article Maryland casinos generated $97.1 million in September
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos brought in more than $97 million in state revenue last month, rising year-over-year for the 10th month in a row, according to...

10/4/2016

article Losing bidder on lottery contract files second protest
(Maryland) -- One of the losing bidders for a $262 million pact to operate the Maryland Lottery computer system filed a complaint alleging a memo sent by the agency'...
article MGM National Harbor casino confirms official opening for December 8, 2016
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts confirmed that it will open its MGM National Harbor casino in Prince George’s county, Maryland on December 8, 2016 and will become the...

10/3/2016

article MGM National Harbor casino announces Dec. 8 grand opening
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor will have its grand opening Dec. 8, officials announced Monday. The $1.4 billion casino resort will debut just in time for the holiday...
article MGM National Harbor To Open December 8
(Maryland) -- Bringing the first luxury gaming resort experience to the Capital Region, the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor will make its highly anticipated debut...

10/1/2016

article Maryland Lottery defends selection of Scientific Games Corporation
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery is defending its recent decision to award an eight-year supply contract to Scientific Games Corporation despite allegations from a...

9/26/2016

article Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs
(Maryland) -- Money from Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino has helped 300 residents find jobs, the mayor's office said Monday. The Employment Connection Center in...

9/22/2016

article Here’s a look at the 16 road projects around MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- The developers of National Harbor on Wednesday announced that $10 million in road improvements are underway in preparation for the MGM National Harbor...

9/21/2016

article Cordish Cos. buys Hanover hotel near Maryland Live
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. announced Wednesday it has bought a hotel near its Maryland Live Casino and rebranded it as Live! Lofts, jumping ahead with a plan to...
article Maryland Live! expands with hotel rooms, says it remains ‘the big boy in town’
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live’s 17-story flagship hotel won’t open until 2018, but players won’t have to wait that long to make lodging part of their...
article MGM National Harbor could more than double traffic in southern Prince George’s
(Maryland) -- Vehicle traffic to National Harbor could more than double when MGM National Harbor opens later this year, according to projections, exacerbating a growing...
article The lottery of the future?
(Maryland) -- Among the most interesting details exposed by the dispute over the $263 million contract to run the operations of Maryland's lottery is one buried on...

9/20/2016

article Losing bidders protest $262 million lottery contract
(Maryland) -- Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to...

9/19/2016

article Losing bidder claims Maryland lottery inflated $262 million contract
(Maryland) -- Maryland lottery officials inflated a $262 million, eight-year information technology contract for monitoring wagers to include kinds of Internet gambling...

9/14/2016

article Maryland Live starts construction on $200M hotel
(Maryland) -- Officials from Maryland Live were joined by local and state officials Tuesday as The Cordish Cos. began construction on a $200 million hotel next to the...

9/13/2016

article Maryland Casinos Post Ninth Straight Monthly Revenue Gain
(Maryland) -- For the ninth straight month, the state’s five casinos posted a gross gaming revenue increase and topped $100 million in total income for the fourth...
article Cordish Cos. to break ground on $200 million hotel at Maryland Live
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. is scheduled to break ground Tuesday on a 17-story hotel at Maryland Live that will become the tallest building in Anne Arundel County and...

9/12/2016

article Growth for Maryland Casinos
(Maryland) -- With five casinos in the state and one more on the way, the casinos’ numbers are looking better than ever. Tracey Leong explains why.

9/9/2016

article Live Nation will book shows at MGM National Harbor’s 3,000-seat theater
(Las Vegas) -- The world’s largest concert promoter, Live Nation, will be in charge of booking events at the future MGM National Harbor theater in Prince George...

9/8/2016

article Maryland casinos top $100m; MGM National Harbor to feature Dylan metalwork
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos have generated over $100m in combined revenue in four of the last five months, although August’s total barely cleared the...

9/7/2016

article Bob Dylan Made an Enormous Iron Gate Sculpture for a Maryland Casino
(Maryland) -- Bob Dylan’s latest release is not an album or a song, but an enormous new sculpture called “Portal.” The 26-by-15-foot iron archway will...
article Maryland casino revenues rise for ninth straight month, top $100 million
(Maryland) -- Revenue at Maryland's casinos rose again in August, topping $100 million in a month for the fourth time since the state's first casino opened in...
article Maryland Live leads as state's casinos see more revenue gains, top $100M overall
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos continued their trend of year-over-year growth in July, reaching the $100 million plateau in combined revenue for the second straight...
article Off-track betting may return to Cecil County
(Maryland) -- Off-track betting may be returning to Cecil County, but this time to Perryville, not North East. The Maryland Jockey Club had previously operated an off-...

9/6/2016

article Construction on $200M Maryland Live hotel begins Sept. 13
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. and Maryland Live casino will break ground on a $200 million hotel project next week that experts and officials hope will boost the county...

9/5/2016

article Horseshoe Casino pays Baltimore nearly $23 million during second year
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore celebrated its second anniversary on August 26 and has continued to experience good success, recording more than 4...

9/3/2016

article Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino Marks Second Anniversary
(Maryland) -- A crowd of Baltimore professionals and residents recently gathered at the Horseshoe Casino to commemorate the establishment’s two years in business.

8/31/2016

article Horseshoe Casino to pay nearly $23 million in city tax payments, local impact grants in second full year
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore saw less guests during its second year compared to its first year, but revenue is up and the casino is giving more back to the...

8/25/2016

article Maryland Live Casino names new SVP to oversee day-to-day operations
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino on Thursday announced the hiring of Robert Tedesco as senior vice president and assistant general manager of the Arundel Mills gaming...

8/22/2016

article MGM National Harbor scales back on slot machines
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor is scaling back on its plans for slot machines in a response to “current market factors,” including increased demand for...

8/19/2016

article MGM National Harbor Casino Scales Back Plan for Slot Machines
(Maryland) -- Months before its expected opening, the MGM National Harbor Casino in Maryland is scaling back its plans for slot machines. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming...

8/12/2016

article County, community groups get $18 million in casino local impact grants
(Maryland) -- Revenue from the Maryland Live casino will fund about $18 million in grants this year to Anne Arundel County government and about a dozen local...

8/11/2016

article Borgata holds Atlantic City job fair for Maryland casino
(Atlantic City) -- The new owner of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has held a job fair in Atlantic City for a casino complex that's under construction in Maryland.

8/10/2016

article Man Hit By Errant Roulette Ball Loses $300K Casino Lawsuit
(Maryland) -- A man reportedly hit in the face by an errant roulette wheel ball has lost his $300,000 lawsuit against Maryland Live Casino for injuries he reportedly...
article Maryland Lottery reports record yearly sales, aided by Powerball and scratch-offs
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery today reported record sales during the 2016 fiscal year, buoyed by the increased popularity of scratch-off tickets and a $1.6 billion...

8/9/2016

article Maryland Live comes out on top in roulette ball lawsuit
(Maryland) -- A man struck by a roulette ball at the Maryland Live casino in 2013 will receive no monetary compensation, a federal jury decided last week. Leander Stocks...

8/6/2016

article Maryland Casino Revenue Up 5% in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming posted on Friday the traditional monthly report on the financial performance of the state’s five operational casinos.
article Maryland casinos gain again, top $100M in revenue in July
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos reported combined revenue gains for the eighth straight month in July, again topping $100 million. Revenues at the five casinos rose to $...

8/4/2016

article Atlantic City casino employees flocking to MGM National Harbor for work
(Maryland) -- Atlantic City’s collapse may be MGM National Harbor’s gain. MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) CEO James Murren told CNBC’s “...
article Maryland Lottery and Gaming Participates in Responsible Gaming Education Week
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming (ML&G) is proud to participate in the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) 19th Annual Responsible Gaming Education...

8/3/2016

article Ocean Downs sold to 2 venerable horse-racing firms
(Maryland) -- Ocean Downs is trading its orange crushes for mint juleps. The company that runs the Kentucky Derby is partnering with a New York racetrack and casino to...

8/2/2016

article Churchill Downs enters joint venture to acquire ownership of casino, racetrack
(Maryland) -- Churchill Downs Inc. has entered into a joint venture to claim the equity interests in a Berlin, Md., racetrack and casino operation. The Louisville-based...
article Churchill Downs Inc. buying Maryland racino, harness track with partner
(Maryland) -- Churchill Downs Inc. and Saratoga Casino Holdings announced Tuesday a joint venture to buy Ocean Downs harness track and casino near Ocean City, Md., for...

8/1/2016

article Maryland Live sues MGM over VIP list
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live Casino has started legal proceedings against MGM National Harbor over claims its rival surreptitiously obtained its high-roller list....
article LETTER: It's the state that's hooked on gambling
(Maryland) -- Ever since the states decided to go into the gaming business (aside from horse and auto racing, of course), I've wondered at the hypocrisy. The state,...

7/30/2016

article Gamblers banned from Maryland casinos risk arrest as well as money
(Maryland) -- In the early hours of April 1, a slots player at Hollywood Casino Perryville hit it big — a $1,200 jackpot. But the gambler wasn't handed a stack...

7/29/2016

article Has Boom In Gaming Industry Increased Gambling Addiction?
(Maryland) -- A new study will be looking into the booming casino business and the impact it has on people living in Maryland. Since 2010, the state has seen a rapid...

7/28/2016

article Maryland wants to know if problem gambling increased amid casino growth
(Maryland) -- The state wants to know whether the rapid expansion of casinos in the last five years has led to an increase in problem gamblers. With five Maryland...

7/26/2016

article Maryland Live accuse former VIP hosts of given stolen client info to MGM Resorts
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s leading casino operator has sued its newest competitor before it even opened over an allegedly pilfered list of high-rolling gamblers.

7/25/2016

article Maryland Live casino sues MGM over high-roller lists
(Maryland) -- A Maryland casino is suing MGM Resorts International over lists of high-rollers. The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2a8PAud ) that the Maryland Live...

7/20/2016

article Casino Expected to Make National Harbor Traffic Even Worse
(Maryland) -- Traffic around National Harbor has only slowed over the years, and it could get even worse. A new casino, MGM National Harbor, is set to open, but AAA said...

7/19/2016

article Boonsboro's off-track betting site is doing better than expected
(Maryland) -- In Washington County G Boone's at the Boonsboro Event Center's off track betting site has been open for just three months, but is already exceeding...

7/18/2016

article Your chance to own a piece of MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International is offering a few well-heeled individual investors and minority business owners a chance at taking a stake in the MGM National...
press release MGM National Harbor Announces the Establishment of a New Investment Opportunity for the Maryland Community
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor, the $1.3 billion luxury resort on the Potomac River being developed by MGM Resorts International (MGM), announces the establishment of...

7/17/2016

article MGM Resorts Is Spending $1.3 Billion on National Harbor -- Worth the Bet?
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is preparing to open its newest mega-development later this year -- a $1.3 billion resort and casino just 10 miles...

7/11/2016

article Horseshoe adds continuous shuffle machines, stirring industry debate
(Maryland) -- Gambling novices might not notice the continuous shuffle machines sitting next to the green felt at three dozen Horseshoe Casino Baltimore blackjack tables...

7/10/2016

article Md. Casino Revenue Is Up From Last Year
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos are cashing in, as last month’s combined revenue is up compared to the same time last year. Marcus Washington has more.

7/7/2016

article Maryland casino revenue grows yet again in June
(Maryland) -- The Maryland casinos didn't set another all-time monthly revenue record in June, but the five casinos continued to see year-over-year improvement in...

7/6/2016

article Maryland casinos continued revenue roll in June
(Maryland) -- Combined revenue at Maryland's five casinos increased year-over-year for the seventh straight month in June, continuing a record roll. Revenues reached...

7/5/2016

article Rocky Gap Casino completes expansion of games, parking
(Maryland) -- Golden Entertainment Inc. says it has completed an expansion of gambling opportunities and parking spaces at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland....

7/4/2016

article Eight years and one casino later, a bus line from Alexandria to National Harbor
(Virginia) -- A new Metrobus line that will connect the growing National Harbor community to Alexandria is launching this fall — the culmination of years-long...

6/30/2016

article Washington, DC Casinos Battle for Market Share, Maryland Live! Plans $200 Million Expansion as MGM National Harbor Prepares to Open
(Maryland) -- The Washington, DC, casino power players are flexing their muscles. In anticipation of the opening of the $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor later this year...

6/28/2016

article Cordish Cos. to break ground in fall for hotel beside casino
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. plans to break ground this fall on a hotel next to its Maryland Live Casino. Media outlets report that the real estate developer announced...

6/27/2016

article Cordish to build $200 million hotel for Live casino
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. will break ground this fall on a $200 million hotel that aims to solidify the position of its Maryland Live Casino, the state's...
article Maryland Live Casino invests in expansion plans to prepare for MGM competition
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live Casino is the biggest casino in Maryland and is currently investing $200 million to expand its operations in an effort to not lose any...
article Maryland Live! casino has big expansion plans
(Maryland) -- The expansion plans at Maryland Live! will include a 17-story hotel. The addition will include 310 hotel rooms, an event center, meeting spaces, new...

6/26/2016

article Construction booms at Maryland Live casino as competitor MGM readies to open
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s largest casino is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar expansion, an effort to reinvent itself and maintain its footing in one of the...

6/21/2016

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

6/14/2016

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

6/11/2016

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

6/8/2016

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

6/6/2016

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

6/5/2016

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

5/27/2016

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

5/24/2016

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

5/20/2016

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

5/18/2016

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

5/17/2016

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

5/16/2016

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

5/14/2016

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

5/10/2016

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

5/7/2016

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

5/5/2016

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

4/28/2016

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

4/25/2016

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

4/19/2016

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

4/13/2016

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

4/12/2016

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

4/7/2016

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

4/6/2016

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

4/5/2016

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

4/4/2016

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

4/3/2016

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

4/1/2016

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

3/28/2016

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

3/26/2016

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

3/25/2016

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

3/18/2016

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

3/16/2016

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

3/12/2016

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

3/9/2016

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

3/8/2016

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

3/7/2016

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

3/5/2016

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

3/4/2016

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

3/3/2016

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

3/2/2016

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

3/1/2016

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

2/25/2016

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

2/24/2016

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

2/23/2016

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

2/22/2016

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

2/17/2016

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

2/16/2016

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

2/14/2016

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

2/10/2016

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

2/5/2016

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

1/28/2016

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

1/20/2016

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

1/5/2016

article Baltimore Horseshoe Casino hit with federal lawsuit
(Maryland) -- A federal lawsuit filed against Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore claims contracts for the construction of the casino were not sufficiently awarded to minority...

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