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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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8/31/2015

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

8/28/2015

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

8/27/2015

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

8/26/2015

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

8/23/2015

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

8/20/2015

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

8/19/2015

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

8/18/2015

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

8/17/2015

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

8/12/2015

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

8/11/2015

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

8/10/2015

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

8/9/2015

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

8/7/2015

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

8/6/2015

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

8/5/2015

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

8/4/2015

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

8/3/2015

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

7/31/2015

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

7/30/2015

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

7/28/2015

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

7/27/2015

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

7/25/2015

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

7/24/2015

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

7/20/2015

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

7/16/2015

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

7/15/2015

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

7/7/2015

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

7/6/2015

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

6/20/2015

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

6/19/2015

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

6/18/2015

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

6/17/2015

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

6/16/2015

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

6/15/2015

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

6/14/2015

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

6/13/2015

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

6/12/2015

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

6/11/2015

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

6/7/2015

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

6/6/2015

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

6/5/2015

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

6/3/2015

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

6/1/2015

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

5/20/2015

article Maryland Live bets on new jackpots to promote slots
(Maryland) -- Despite promises of six-figure jackpots made in bright flashing colors, gamblers have a better chance of winning at table games than slot machines. "...
article With future of Preakness foggy, commission focuses on improving Maryland horse racing
(Maryland) -- To hear Preakness organizers and the owners of Maryland's Pimlico and Laurel Park racetracks tell it, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown is only one...

5/14/2015

article Maryland Casinos: Monthly Revenues [PDF]
(Maryland) -- Since its 2010 casino debut, Maryland has developed one of the most talked-about gaming markets on the East Coast. This report, using data from the...

5/13/2015

article A New Pimlico Is Needed To Lead Maryland Racing
(Maryland) -- Pimlico Race Course has always been a survivor. It survived the 1904 Great Fire of Baltimore, Great Depression and Prohibition. It fought anti-gambling...

5/12/2015

article Preakness' future at Pimlico is called into question
(Maryland) -- Even those who love the place, who can rattle off the names of all-time greats that glided across the hallowed dirt of Pimlico Race Course and would not...
article Anne Arundel could shift share of lottery funds toward new projects
(Maryland) -- The stadium at Meade High School is the only school stadium without bathrooms. Athletes, sports fans and community members have to use portable toilets....

5/5/2015

article Hogan names Maryland lottery and gaming director
(Maryland) -- Gov. Larry Hogan named former New York State Lottery chief Gordon Medenica to head the Maryland agency overseeing the state's casinos and lottery...
article Hogan names new Maryland lottery and gaming director
(Maryland) -- Former New York State Lottery chief Gordon Medenica has been named by Gov. Larry Hogan to head the Maryland agency overseeing five casinos and the state...
article State ready to expand $21M slots monitoring system
(Maryland) -- Sliding dollar bill after dollar bill into a slot machine often seems futile. The machine is always hungry; its bright lights and warm colors fail to line...
article Maryland casinos raked in $89 million in April; Horseshoe revenue declined amid curfew
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos generated $88.9 million last month. Including the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which opened in August, the state's casino...

5/4/2015

article Giant MGM National Harbor casino is looking beyond Maryland
(Maryland) -- Unlike Maryland's five existing casinos, the $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor will be a "destination" resort projected to attract more than...

4/30/2015

article Caesars Horseshoe in Baltimore curtailing hours for curfew
(Maryland) -- Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore is closing overnight to meet the city’s 10 p.m. curfew prompted by riots related to the...

4/24/2015

article In varying amounts, casinos dole out millions on 'free play'
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos have been collectively giving away tens of millions of dollars a year — as much as 20 percent of their revenue in one case —...

4/23/2015

article Four Maryland casinos accused of admitting underage customers
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would pay $8,000 and Maryland Live $1,000 in sanctions to settle allegations they allowed underage customers inside.

4/22/2015

article Four Maryland casinos accused of allowing underage customers
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would pay $8,000 and Maryland Live $1,000 in sanctions to settle allegations they allowed underage customers inside.

4/13/2015

article It’s now official: sagging casino revenues equal no property tax cut this year
(Maryland) -- During her 2011 election campaign, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promised that ground-lease revenues from a proposed casino would bankroll property tax...

4/12/2015

article Former Maryland Lottery director Buddy Roogow dies
(Maryland) -- Buddy Roogow, the longtime Maryland Lottery director who left to run the DC Lottery in 2009, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday...

4/7/2015

article Overall revenues up, but Md. casinos underperforming
(Maryland) -- Is the luck starting to run out on Maryland's casinos? New numbers out show five casinos brought in a record $91 million in March, but monthly revenue...

4/6/2015

article As Horseshoe grows, revenue declines at Maryland's other 4 casinos
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos brought in a record $91 million in March, but monthly revenue declined at all but one. Year-over-year, statewide casino...
article Horseshoe revenues stay the course
(Maryland) -- March revenues are the highest monthly total for the casino, but are below the daily take in February. Property tax relief from casino fades further.
article Maryland casino revenues reach $91 million
(Maryland) -- Maryland's casinos reported that revenue in March reached $91 million, a 10 percent increase over February when operators blamed sluggish business on...

4/5/2015

article STUTZ: Despite high taxes, MGM National Harbor offers huge potential
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International had a busy March. And that’s without the unsolicited offer from a minor shareholder to convert the casino giant into a real...

3/30/2015

article Card counters, casinos battle to tilt the odds
(Maryland) -- The Montgomery County mortgage lender arrived at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore with money clips holding 50 neatly folded $100 bills. B

3/29/2015

article A racetrack model to improve racing - right here in the US
(Maryland) -- On Tuesday, Karen Johnson wrote on promising recent developments at The Stronach Group’s (TSG) Gulfstream Park property, and exciting plans for the...
article Chip-stealing, drunkenness and a kid on the loose: Maryland casinos’ February 2015 crime report
(Maryland) -- A quick rundown of some of the notable entries from the February crime report issued by the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency:

3/26/2015

article At casino progress event, MGM says it’s meeting local contracting goals
(Maryland) -- The top executive at MGM Resorts International stood before Maryland leaders Wednesday, hailing the 1,000 workers on the site where a luxury casino is...
article MGM National Harbor 'breaks ground' ... after excavating 500,000 cubic yards of soil
(Maryland) -- Contractors have excavated more than 500,000 cubic yards of soil, driven more than 6,000 foundation piles, installed four tower cranes and poured the first...

3/25/2015

article Horseshoe Casino will pay only $4 million in lease revenues this year
(Maryland) -- More disappointing news from the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. Ground-lease revenues from the casino will amount to $4 million in the current budget year...

3/22/2015

article Martino: Lawmakers Should "Take A Breather" On Gambling Expansion
(Maryland) -- For five years, Stephen Martino has been the director of the Maryland Lottery, which is now known as the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. He not...

3/19/2015

article Five Questions with Horseshoe poker room manager Anthony Chester
(Maryland) -- Anthony Chester has seen poker as a player, dealer, tournament coordinator and, now, manager of the poker room at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

3/15/2015

article Maryland Senator Proposes Casino Tax Increase
(Maryland) -- A bill that would increase taxes imposed on Maryland casinos was proposed by Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore) in February and was backed by 20 more...

3/14/2015

article Md. casinos resist bid to raise taxes
(Maryland) -- Shortsighted, and a step in the wrong direction. That’s how the gambling industry is characterizing an effort by some Maryland state legislators to...

3/11/2015

article GameAccount and Maryland Live! to launch Simulated Gaming
(Maryland) -- Online gaming systems and software provider GameAccount Network has entered into a partnership with US land-based property Maryland Live! Casino to launch...
article Maryland Live! ink free-play online gaming deal with GameAccount Network
(Maryland) -- The new Simulated Gaming offering is expected to launch sometime in Q2 of this year via MarylandLiveCasino.com. The system will be integrated with the...

3/10/2015

article Maryland lottery director Stephen Martino to step down at end of March
(Maryland) -- The director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency is stepping down from the position and taking his gaming expertise to the private sector.
article State lottery and gaming chief stepping down
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency director Stephen Martino, who oversaw the launch and rapid expansion of casino gambling in the state, is...

3/6/2015

article MGM May Soon Open The Biggest Regional Casino In The U.S.
(Maryland) -- Stifel analysts recently had an opportunity to visit MGM Resorts International's MGM National Harbor development site in Oxen, Maryland. Stifel...

3/5/2015

article Maryland casinos brought in $82.8 million in February
(Maryland) -- Maryland's casino industry raked in $82.8 million in February, but revenue fell at all but one of the state's casinos compared with last year....
article Maryland Live! revenues slide in February
(Maryland) -- Gaming at Maryland Live! was down 10 percent in February, the second month in a row with revenues below $50 million. The casino in Hanover generated $47...
article Revenues from state casinos decline for third straight month
(Maryland) -- Three months after generating a record $90.2 million, Maryland's casinos saw combined revenues decrease in February for the third straight month,...
article Surge in slots boosts Horseshoe’s otherwise ho-hum results
(Maryland) -- While management is gambling on more table games to boost revenues, it was standard-issue slot machines that added some luster to Horseshoe Baltimore...
article Proposal to Bring Slot Machines to BWI Airport Gaining Momentum?
(Maryland) -- Air travelers who frequent Baltimore-Washington International Airport may soon be able to gamble while they await their flight. According to Erin Cox of...

3/3/2015

article Casino At BWI Marshall Airport Looking More Like A Possibility
(Maryland) -- A casino could be heading to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Tracey Leong explains why it’s looking more like a possibility. For the first time in six...
article Slots at BWI? Idea moves from impossible to merely a long shot
(Maryland) -- A proposal to put slot machines at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has moved from just plain impossible to a nearly impossible...

3/2/2015

article MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening
(Maryland) -- Last week’s frigid conditions didn’t stop about 100 workers from drilling on icy ground, removing dirt and pouring concrete on what will be the first of...
article Should there be slot machines at BWI?
(Maryland) -- A group of Maryland lawmakers are again pushing to add as many as 2,500 slot machines to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. A House committee will hear a bill...
article Back-to-back tournaments at Baltimore-area casinos signal hot competition for poker players
(Maryland) -- As competition heats up to draw poker players to Baltimore-area casinos, the state's two largest gaming venues are hosting back-to-back poker...

2/23/2015

article Bill proposes decriminalization of gambling at home
(Maryland) -- Maryland residents may soon be able to legally host poker nights. A bill heard Thursday in the state legislature and sponsored by Del. Kirill Reznik, D-...

2/22/2015

article Bill proposes decriminalization of gambling at home
(Maryland) -- Maryland residents may soon be able to legally host poker nights. A bill heard Thursday in the state legislature and sponsored by Del. Kirill Reznik, D-...

2/20/2015

article Casino gambling on big payoff from Asian community
(Maryland) -- Maryland's largest casino is gambling on a big payoff from the state's growing Asian American community. It is the start of the Chinese Lunar New...
article Poker royalty to join unknowns at Maryland's first World Series of Poker circuit event
(Maryland) -- When his wife had twins in October, it was the second life-changing event of the last 10 years for Severn accountant Steve Dannenmann, who famously scraped...

2/17/2015

article Poll: Marylanders Object Growing Casino Industry
(Maryland) -- Marylanders are making up their minds about casino gambling after a new poll suggests some cooling off on the idea. Yet as Pat Warren reports the casinos...
article Series of Car Thefts at Maryland Live!
(Maryland) -- Anne Arundel County Police have investigated a series of car thefts at Maryland Live! Casino since early 2013, including at least one bold theft caught on...

2/15/2015

article In Maryland, more voters object to growing casino industry, poll finds
(Maryland) -- Maryland has gone all in on gambling. But with its sixth casino set to open next year, more voters are voicing opposition to the bet. In one of the country...
article Gridlock in Arundel Mills Parking Garage Lasts for Several Hours After Accidents
(Maryland) -- Many people making a Valentine’s Day trip to Arundel Mills and Maryland Live! Casino got more than they bargained for Saturday night after icy road...

2/9/2015

article More drunks and fighting reported at Horseshoe than at other casinos
(Maryland) -- Michael Phelps isn’t the only person who’s indulged in four or five drinks too many at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. A review of compliance...

2/7/2015

article Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra Sal Sinatra
(Maryland) -- If you ask Parx Racing officials about Sal Sinatra, they talk proudly about how he managed to attract Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome...

2/6/2015

article Maryland Casino Revenues Up By 28% In January
(Maryland) -- According to the latest results released by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, the state’s five casinos brought in $84.9 million in...

2/5/2015

article Maryland casino revenue declines for second month
(Maryland) -- After months of setting revenue records, Maryland casinos generated $84.9 million in January, marking the second month in a row the figure declined from...
article Maryland casinos brought in $84.9 million in January
(Maryland) -- Maryland's five casinos generated $84.9 million in revenue in January. Excluding the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, casino revenue at the state's four...

2/4/2015

article No violations found in liquor board's first inspection of Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Five months after Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino opened, city liquor board inspectors conducted their first unannounced inspection of the facility Monday...

1/29/2015

article State approves slots reductions at Maryland Live and Horseshoe
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved requests Thursday by the state's largest casinos — Maryland Live and Horseshoe...
article Two Maryland casinos get permission to reduce slots, add table games
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission unanimously voted Thursday to allow two casinos to ax hundreds of slot machines and add table games in...

1/26/2015

article A closer look at why two casinos want to cut slot machines, add more table games
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission will vote this week whether to allow two local casinos to add more table games in place of slot machines...

1/25/2015

article Md. Casinos Want To Swap Slots For Table Games
(Maryland) -- The state’s two largest casinos say they have a plan to make more money: switch out some slots for table games. But Gigi Barnett reports, the move...

1/24/2015

article Horseshoe Casino seeks more table games
(Maryland) -- Casino officials are gambling that they can make more money with fewer slot machines and more table games, but that isn't a move they can make on their...

1/23/2015

article Proposal to reduce slots, add table games at 2 casinos draws skepticism from state legislators
(Maryland) -- A proposal to reduce the number of slot machines and add table games at two of the state's casinos has state legislators worried the move will lower...

1/22/2015

article Decision on casino slot machine reduction postponed
(Maryland) -- State casino regulators postponed a decision on whether Maryland Live Casino and Horseshoe Baltimore Casino can eliminate some slot machines and add more...

1/20/2015

article Horseshoe, Maryland Live casinos want to reduce slot machines and add table games
(Maryland) -- The state's two largest casinos — Maryland Live and Horseshoe Baltimore — each proposed eliminating 300 slot machines and adding additional...

1/16/2015

article Maryland Live! Revenue Sees Minimal Decrease After Horseshoe Casino's Opening
(Maryland) -- Forecasting casino revenues appears to be a science that is as inexact as, say, picking football games against the point spread.

1/10/2015

article Outrage as breastfeeding mom kicked out of Md. casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The story of a breastfeeding mom who was kicked out of Maryland’s Casino at Ocean Downs for nursing her seven-week old baby there has gone...

1/8/2015

article Maryland casino figures drop in December
(Maryland) -- After months of gains, overall revenue of the state’s five casinos dropped to $85.6 million in December from $90.2 million the previous month,...

1/7/2015

article Mechanicsburg mom booted from Maryland casino for breastfeeding baby: 'I have the right'
(Maryland) -- Seven-week-old Lilly was hungry. So her mom, Alanna Panas of Mechanicsburg, felt she had to do her best to feed the baby, despite the fact that the family...
article Mom says Ocean Downs casino kicked her out for breast-feeding
(Maryland) -- A 24-year-old Pennsylvania mother said she was told by security personnel to leave the Casino at Ocean Downs in Ocean City when she began to breast-feed...

1/6/2015

article Maryland casinos see revenues drop in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland's casinos generated $85.6 million in December, down from last month's revenues. State revenue totals released Monday show that excluding...
article Maryland Live casino opens new restaurant
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live casino has opened a new restaurant – a New York-style deli – to go with its half-dozen other restaurants and its buffet. The 84-...

1/5/2015

article The end of a hot streak for Maryland casinos?
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos closed out 2014 with $85.6 billion in total monthly revenue, up more than an eye popping 31 percent compared to December 2013...
article Maryland casinos bring in $85.6M in December; Horseshoe still short of estimates
(Maryland) -- The state's five casinos generated $85.6 million in December as revenue fell at three of the four casinos open at least a year. With the Horseshoe...
article Maryland Live ends 2014 with another $50M month
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! posted another $50 million month in December, more than doubling the results from its nearest competitor in Baltimore. The Maryland Lottery...
article Horseshoe security chief departs four months after casino opens
(Maryland) -- Anthony Barksdale, the city's former acting police commissioner, is leaving his post as Horseshoe Baltimore's security director four months after...

12/23/2014

article State watching as corporate structure above Horseshoe Casino shifts
(Maryland) -- State gambling regulators said Tuesday that they are closely monitoring a corporate restructuring at debt-hobbled Caesars Entertainment Corp. that would...

12/22/2014

article Poor Communities Surrounding Baltimore Casino Getting Less Revenue Than Anticipated
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s fifth casino, Horseshoe, debuted in Baltimore in August under a flurry of bells, whistles, and high expectations that it would create jobs...

12/20/2014

article Schuh shaking up Maryland Live! casino fund committee
(Maryland) -- County Executive Steve Schuh has changed the leadership of a panel that will advise him on how to spend millions of dollars in impact fees generated every...

12/18/2014

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

12/16/2014

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

12/15/2014

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

12/11/2014

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

12/9/2014

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

12/8/2014

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

12/6/2014

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

12/5/2014

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

12/4/2014

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

12/3/2014

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

11/25/2014

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

11/11/2014

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

11/10/2014

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

11/7/2014

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

11/6/2014

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

11/5/2014

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

10/31/2014

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

10/29/2014

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

10/28/2014

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

10/27/2014

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

10/21/2014

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

10/16/2014

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

10/15/2014

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

10/13/2014

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

10/12/2014

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

10/10/2014

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

10/9/2014

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

10/6/2014

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

10/2/2014

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

9/30/2014

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

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