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MGM National Harbor leads state casinos in revenue; Ocean Downs prepares for table games

MGM National Harbor topped $50 million in monthly revenue for the seventh time in November and three Maryland casinos reported revenue increases — including Ocean Downs, which is undergoing an expansion and wants to add table gaming.

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6/11/2018

article Cordish predicts 'It will take a long time' before sports betting is legalized in Maryland
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6/7/2018

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6/6/2018

article Live! Hotel opens next to casino at Arundel Mills
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6/5/2018

article All six of Maryland's casinos post revenue increase for first time since MGM National Harbor's opening
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6/4/2018

article Cordish Companies to open Live Hotel, adding to casino complex in Hanover
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6/3/2018

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

6/2/2018

article Maryland Ranks As 13th Most Gambling-Addicted State
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5/23/2018

article Live branded hotel to open soon at Live Casino in Anne Arundel County
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5/22/2018

article Live branded hotel to open soon at Live Casino in Anne Arundel County
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5/21/2018

article The State of Affairs of the Maryland Gambling Industry
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5/17/2018

article How to keep Preakness at Pimlico
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article OP/ED: Maryland needs a General Assembly special session to clear the way for sports betting
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5/14/2018

article Supreme Court clears way for sports betting and Maryland casinos want in
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5/12/2018

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5/10/2018

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5/8/2018

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5/5/2018

article New Restaurant To Open At Horseshoe Casino
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4/26/2018

article Delaware panel approves lowering casino taxes
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4/25/2018

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4/13/2018

article OP/ED: MGM is expanding at National Harbor — but at whose expense?
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4/11/2018

article Horseshoe Casino Evacuated After Kitchen Fire
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4/9/2018

article Voters to decide whether to amend state’s funding formulas
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4/8/2018

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4/7/2018

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4/6/2018

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4/5/2018

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4/4/2018

article As revenue slides, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore buys up nearby land to secure its future
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4/3/2018

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3/26/2018

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3/24/2018

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3/22/2018

article All bets are on: Horseshoe Casino looks to the future amid increased competition [sub req]
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3/20/2018

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3/19/2018

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3/15/2018

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3/5/2018

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3/4/2018

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2/14/2018

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1/31/2018

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1/30/2018

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1/24/2018

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1/10/2018

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1/8/2018

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1/7/2018

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1/6/2018

article Maryland casinos' December figures show second-best revenue month ever
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12/26/2017

article Amendment would put Md. casino revenue in 'lockbox' for education
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12/23/2017

article McIntosh, Conway will push amendment putting Maryland casino revenue in 'lockbox' for education
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12/21/2017

article MGM National Harbor gears up for its second New Year’s Eve
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12/16/2017

article A year after opening, MGM casino resort mostly lives up to expectations
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12/11/2017

article More in Maryland seek help for gambling problems
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12/9/2017

article MGM National Harbor Leads Pack In Anniversary Of Grand Opening
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12/8/2017

article More in Maryland seek help for gambling problems
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12/6/2017

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11/18/2017

article Laurel Park racetrack denied final appeal in long-running fight with Anne Arundel County
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11/8/2017

article National Harbor is Maryland’s best performer
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11/7/2017

article Anne Arundel council approves tax deal for Live hotel and conference center
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11/6/2017

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10/29/2017

article Maryland Casinos Add New Attractions To Draw Crowds, Businesses
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10/28/2017

article Giada De Laurentiis to open restaurant at Horseshoe Casino
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10/20/2017

article Maryland Live rebrands itself and takes other steps to regain ground lost to MGM
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10/19/2017

article Maryland casino hopes to open table games addition by year’s end
(Maryland) -- Table games could be coming to the Casino at Ocean Downs before the end of the year, casino officials confirmed this week. The Casino at Ocean Downs along...

10/17/2017

article Maryland Casino Operator Receives $36 Million Tax Break for New Hotel and Convention Center Project
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10/16/2017

article For Maryland casinos to boost revenues, 'esports' possible new front
(Maryland) -- Maryland may see new forms of gaming such as “esports” or skill-based games after a panel of various gaming corporations presented information...

10/12/2017

article Maryland casinos may see new forms of gaming
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article Maryland Live! Casino Moves Closer To Finishing $200M Hotel Complex
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10/11/2017

article Maryland Casinos Tell Lawmakers to Back Sports Betting
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article Maryland casinos won't see a threat from Virginia anytime soon, gaming director predicts
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10/8/2017

article Maryland Casinos Not Named MGM See Revenues Fall Over 12 Percent
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10/6/2017

article National Harbor leads Maryland’s revenue
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9/27/2017

article Dozens of bodies buried next to MGM casino outside Washington will be moved
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9/13/2017

article At the MGM National Harbor casino, a celebrity chef’s restaurant falls flat
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9/10/2017

article MGM National Harbor in Maryland Is Dominating DC Area Casino Landscape
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9/8/2017

article Maryland Casino Revenue Soars 37% in August
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article MGM National Harbor tops Md.’s other casinos again
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8/23/2017

article Man convicted in armed robbery of two men lured by women at Horseshoe Casino
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8/22/2017

article Maryland Lottery sales rank 9th in nation but everybody is chasing Massachusetts
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8/10/2017

article Maryland reports poker rise
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8/9/2017

article Maryland Lottery and Casinos Shatter Fiscal Year Records
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article MGM National Harbor surpasses $50m again in monthly earnings; other Maryland casinos see decrease
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8/8/2017

article MGM National Harbor Hurting Maryland’s Five Other Casinos
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8/7/2017

article Maryland casinos raked in $138.8 million in July
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8/6/2017

article Yes, Shaq Really Had A Free Throw Contest With A 77-Year-Old Casino Owner
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8/1/2017

article Shaquille O'Neal to battle Maryland casino owner in free-throw contest
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7/31/2017

article The sweet scent of the suburban American casino
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7/25/2017

article Maryland casinos up the ante with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Todd English
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7/15/2017

article Maryland Casinos Betting On Culinary Flair To Bring In Customers
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7/12/2017

article Table Games Reign Supreme at MGM National Harbor
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7/8/2017

article Md. Delegate to Propose Stronger Voluntary Casino Ban for Gambling Addicts
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7/7/2017

article Maryland Casinos Up 40% to $130.5M in June
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7/6/2017

article MGM National Harbor is Maryland’s gaming cash cow
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7/5/2017

article MGM National Harbor's monthly revenue tops $50 million to lead state casinos
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6/27/2017

article After National Harbor opening, Hollywood Casino sees revenue decline
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6/17/2017

article Md. casino revenue has jumped since MGM opened, but nearby venues took a hit
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor has helped boost the state’s overall gaming revenue since it opened Dec. 8, but the newcomer appears to be eating into the...

6/7/2017

article MGM’s new Maryland casino leads the way in May
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article Md. Delegate to Propose Stronger Voluntary Casino Ban for Gambling Addicts
(Maryland) -- The Maryland State Legislature is expected to consider changes to a state program to keep problem gamblers out of casinos. Del. Nick Mosby (D-Baltimore)...

6/6/2017

article Tumbling dice: Baltimore area casinos still struggle against MGM onslaught
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article Rocky Gap Casino revenue up 7.4% in May
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6/5/2017

article Live Casino & Hotel — formerly Maryland Live — is in transition after five years
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article MGM National Harbor continues to lead Md. casino revenue
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5/17/2017

article Preakness at Laurel? The New Coke of horse racing
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5/16/2017

article Hogan says he wants to keep the Preakness in Baltimore, signals willingness to discuss state investment in Pimlico
(Maryland) -- Gov. Larry Hogan opened the door Tuesday to discussion of a state investment in rebuilding Pimlico Race Course, saying he wants to keep the Preakness...

5/15/2017

article Pimlico likely needs 'complete rebuild' to preserve Preakness, owner says
(Maryland) -- Preserving the 147-year-old Pimlico Race Course as the home of the Preakness likely would require rebuilding the track at a cost of $300 million to $500...

5/7/2017

article Maryland casinos have second best revenue month in April
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s newest casino held on to the state’s gaming revenue crown in April, in which overall revenue was the second highest on record....

5/6/2017

article MGM generating 1 out of every 3 Md. gaming revenue dollars
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5/5/2017

press release The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel Wins 14 "Best Of Dining & Nightlife" Awards From Casino Player Magazine
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel is the recipient of 14 "Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards" from Casino Player Magazine,...

4/27/2017

article Maryland comptroller: Casino money for schools was a 'lie'
(Maryland) -- Maryland Casinos are on pace to have a record year in 2017, generating nearly $2 billion in revenue. Maryland voters approved casinos thinking much of the...

4/10/2017

article Gambling Addicts Find Voluntary Maryland Casino Ban Unhelpful
(Maryland) -- A program through which people voluntarily ban themselves from Maryland’s six casino is being criticized as toothless and unhelpful by local gambling...

4/9/2017

article Maryland Casinos Win Record Monthly Total, MGM National Harbor Back on Top
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos generated $141.2 million in revenue during March, the state’s best monthly performance since gambling was legalized back in 2008....

4/7/2017

article MGM helps Maryland casino revenue reach record heights
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos have set yet another revenue record in March with the market growing around 20% year-on-year. Maryland Lottery and Gaming...

4/6/2017

article Maryland's six casinos generate $141.2M revenue in March
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos generated $141,166,114 in total revenue during March, Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced on Wednesday.

4/5/2017

article Cordish Says He Isn't Worried About MGM National Harbor Competition
(Maryland) -- Developer David Cordish says he's not worried too much about the MGM casino in National Harbor eating into revenues at his Maryland Live! Casino in...
article Inside one county's big casino bet: economic boom or Atlantic City bust?
(Maryland) -- When Toya Mitchell first learned MGM Resorts International had won a contract to build a new casino down the street from her house in Prince George’s...
article Maryland casino revenue hits new record in March
(Maryland) -- A record revenue month for MGM National Harbor led the way for the strongest month yet for all six of Maryland's casinos, which brought in $141.2...
article MGM National Harbor back on top as Maryland casinos set another revenue record
(Maryland) -- Four-month-old MGM National Harbor reclaimed the state's top revenue-producing spot during a record-breaking March for Maryland's six casinos. MGM...

3/29/2017

article Owner, state and city should restore shine to Pimlico
(Maryland) -- Less than a half-hour from Owings Mills and Reisterstown sits one of America's most fabled racetracks. Yet, Pimlico Race Course is in need of an...

3/28/2017

article How legal online gambling could impact the Massachusetts lottery
(Massachusetts) -- State lottery sales have been on the decline in recent months, with a drop of nearly $6 million in February alone. Making online gambling legal could...

3/22/2017

article MGM Brings The Glamour And Excitement Of Vegas Right To D.C.’s Backyard
(Maryland) -- When I think of luxurious hotels with casinos and spas, I immediately think Vegas. So when I was invited to try out a new MGM casino, my first thought was...
article Tax money generated by the MGM National Harbor casino in question
(Maryland) -- Questions are being raised about the tax money generated by the MGM National Harbor Casino and whether it's being used for the right purpose. Some...

3/13/2017

article Anne Arundel awards $750,000 to tech startups through casino fund
(Maryland) -- Anne Arundel County has awarded three loans totaling $700,000 to local technology startups.

3/9/2017

article Maryland Poker Grows By 30 Percent In February
(Maryland) -- Poker rooms in Maryland raked a combined $3.68 million last month, according to figures released this week by state gaming regulators.

3/8/2017

article Maryland Casino Revenues Soar 38% in February
(Maryland) -- Following the opening of the MGM National Harbor in December 2016, Maryland’s casino market has continued to grow exponentially, and after generating...
article Maryland Live Back on Top After Taking Wind Out of MGM National Harbor’s Sails
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live is once again the top casino in the state after the Arundel Mills resort generated more gaming revenue during the month of February than its...

3/7/2017

article Maryland Live retakes top casino spot
(Washington D.C.) -- In its second full month of operations, MGM National Harbor casino and resort slipped to second place for gambling revenue generated among Maryland...

3/2/2017

article Massachusetts considers online gambling
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said that they’re studying the online gaming industry to be able to regulate it in the future. Whilst the...

3/1/2017

article Senate votes Maryland lottery authority
(Maryland) -- The Senate voted monday night the measure to allow Gordon Medenica as the director of the State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency. The official was the...

2/28/2017

article OP/ED: Schools lose on slots — again
(Maryland) -- In the article, "Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business" (Feb. 25), it is stated that the cost to do so will reduce the Maryland...

2/27/2017

article Md. Senate approves Hogan’s nomination for lottery chief -- nearly two years after appointment
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Senate on Monday approved Gov. Larry Hogan’s nominee to head the state’s lottery system. Hogan named Gordon Medenica, the New York...

2/25/2017

article Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business
(Maryland) -- After a nearly a decade of losing money, Maryland wants out of the business of owning slot machines once and for all. The state has reaped billions from...

2/18/2017

article OP/ED: Frosh should investigate casino money
(Maryland) -- I find it ironic that articles about Baltimore's schools needing millions of dollars and the expanded power for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh...

2/17/2017

article LETTER: Here's where the casino money went
(Maryland) -- If you really want to educate your readers on what happened to the education funds from the casino revenue, you should do an in-depth article on how it was...

2/13/2017

article MGM National Harbor lining up its first boxing matches
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor is lining up its first boxing matches, including a bout featuring a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine that’s drawing...

2/10/2017

article Despite increased competition, Hollywood Casino revenue remains steady
(Maryland) -- The opening of the MGM National Harbor casino in December has coincided with double-digit revenue decreases for Maryland Live! Casino and the Horseshoe...

2/8/2017

article Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino hit by 29% revenue loss
(Maryland) -- The casino pushed by city officials as a “game changer” for Baltimore registered its lowest level of revenues last month since it opened 2...

2/7/2017

article Maryland casino revenue reaches $126.2M in January
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor's first full operating month had the expected negative revenue effect on its two closest competitors, but Maryland casinos still...

2/6/2017

article MGM National Harbor becomes state's largest casino
(Maryland) -- The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor leapfrogged Maryland Live as the state's top revenue-producing casino in January, its first full month of...

2/3/2017

article As Super Bowl looms, Md. casinos seek share of sports betting market
(Maryland) -- Fans will wager nearly $5 billion on Sunday's Super Bowl. But for Maryland's booming casinos, a federal ban on most sports betting means the growing market...

1/23/2017

article Maryland casinos are pumping out billions for education. So why are there school budget deficits?
(Maryland) -- In the seven years since the first of Maryland's six casinos opened, they have pumped $1.7 billion into the state's Education Trust Fund —...
article When Maryland bet on gambling, the casinos won
(Maryland) -- At the risk of over-simplifying Maryland's $40 billion-plus budget, the situation the state faced back in 2008 when it decided to legalize casino...

1/22/2017

article Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016
(Maryland) -- Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,...

1/21/2017

article Maryland casinos are pumping out billions for education. So why are there school budget deficits?
(Maryland) -- In the seven years since the first of Maryland’s six casinos opened, they have pumped $1.7 billion into the state’s Education Trust Fund...

1/11/2017

article Maryland's casino tax won't be going up, Senate President Miller says
(Maryland) -- Casino owners can rest easy — the state won't be going after more of their earnings. Mayland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. on...

1/9/2017

article Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December
(Maryland) -- Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,...

1/8/2017

article Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December
(Maryland) -- Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,...

1/7/2017

article Maryland Casinos Win Record Sum From Gamblers
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos have shattered their record for gaming revenue in a month. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s six casinos...

1/6/2017

article Maryland Casinos Win Record Sum From Gamblers
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casinos have shattered their record for gaming revenue in a month. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s six casinos...
article Successful December For Maryland Casinos
(Maryland) -- The numbers are in, as December was a huge month for casinos in Maryland, generating a statewide record in gaming revenue, with the new addition of MGM...

1/5/2017

article MGM National Harbor opening helps Maryland casinos set revenue record in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos generated a record $133.5 million in revenue during the month of December, fueled by the opening of MGM National Harbor, which brought in...
article MGM National Harbor, other casinos report record revenue
(Maryland) -- State gaming officials say the opening of MGM National Harbor helped Maryland's six casinos bring in record revenue. Maryland Lottery and Gaming said...
article With opening of MGM National Harbor, state casinos shatter revenue record
(Maryland) -- With the opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort to capacity crowds, Maryland casinos generated a record $133.5 million in...

1/1/2017

article New year, new careers bring hope for MGM National Harbor employees
(Maryland) -- The opening of MGM National Harbor brought with it a lot of jobs, and for some, what they hope will be very prosperous new careers for the New Year and...

12/30/2016

article A poker pro goes all in on MGM National Harbor and its rich, card-playing ‘whales’
(Maryland) -- The MGM National Harbor casino had been open all of two hours when Chad Power saw something that excited him much more than the towering atrium or the big-...

12/28/2016

article MGM National Harbor Gets Ready for Huge New Year's Celebration
(Maryland) -- Just a few weeks removed from a massive grand opening that drew tens of thousands of people, the newly opened MGM National Harbor casino and resort is...
article MGM National Harbor pledging big community commitment
(Maryland) -- Time will tell whether MGM National Harbor benefits the local community, but company executives are pledging MGM and its employees will help funnel money...

12/26/2016

article Maryland casinos lower blackjack payouts
(Maryland) -- According to a report by The Baltimore Sun, some gamblers who streamed to the gleaming new MGM National Harbor casino and resort, which opened this month...
article Maryland gamblers not happy with lower blackjack payouts at some casinos
(Maryland) -- Some players who visited the newly opened MGM National Harbor left a bit frustrated if they played the blackjack tables. Hitting blackjack at the at the...
article Trey Songz Goes Off On MGM National Harbor For Allegedly Kicking Him Out
(Maryland) -- Trey Songz tears into MGM casino & hotel for allegedly kicking him & his crew out Friday night. Trey Songz had all the reasons to celebrate last...

12/24/2016

article Maryland casinos allowed to boost their advantage by lowering blackjack payouts
(Maryland) -- Some gamblers who streamed to the gleaming new MGM National Harbor casino and resort, which opened this month to capacity crowds, left frustrated.

12/23/2016

article A telling set of numbers for a $1.4 billion casino facility
(Maryland) -- In roulette, one of many table games at the new MGM casino at National Harbor, you put your money down and you pick your numbers. Numbers abound at the $1....
article The Opening of MGM’s ‘Vegas on The Potomac’
(Maryland) -- This is not your grandma’s casino. In a star-studded opening worthy of P.T. Barnum, MGM Resorts International opened its $1.4 billion resort and...

12/19/2016

article MGM National Harbor Casino Resort Brings Las Vegas To The Potomac
(Maryland) -- Las Vegas got a beachhead on the Potomac River, not far from Washington, D.C. The opening earlier this month of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino...

12/18/2016

article Gamgling on the Potomac: Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opens outside Washington
(Maryland) -- Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opened its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital...
article MGM National Harbor brings a slice of Las Vegas to the DC/Maryland area
(Maryland) -- If opening day was any indication, it's a pretty sure bet Maryland's brand-new $1.4 billion integrated resort casino — billed as "Las...

12/16/2016

article MGM National Harbor attracted about 170,000 in first week
(Maryland) -- The new MGM National Harbor resort and casino attracted about 170,000 people in its first week and has been at capacity "almost nonstop," says an...

12/12/2016

article Inside the Celebrity Chef Restaurants at MGM National Harbor
(Las Vegas) -- The spaceship-like monolith that is MGM National Harbor opened last Thursday with enough food and drink options to keep you occupied around the clock. The...
article It’s 4 a.m. at MGM. Do you know where your money is?
(Maryland) -- In casino world, 4 a.m. is still The Night. That’s how gamblers greet you when you walk into the tinsel wonderworld of the region’s newest...
article MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino filled to capacity since opening
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s sixth and newest casino opened Thursday night to a capacity crowd — and has been filled to capacity since then. Within 12 hours of...

12/11/2016

article Maryland reaps benefits of Virginia ban on casinos
(Maryland) -- Las Vegas-style casino gambling has come to Virginia’s doorstep. MGM National Harbor, located in Maryland on the eastern shore of the Potomac River...
article MGM casino outside Washington may change Washington’s ways
(Maryland) -- MGM’s new casino sits seven miles south of the White House and is filled with hat tips and homages to life in the nation’s capital. George...
article MGM National Harbor Opens with Style, Fanfare
(Maryland) -- Sarah Jessica Parker posing as shoe-store clerk, fitting her signature shoes on a parade of women who took them home in autographed boxes... Cellists,...
article Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington
(Maryland) -- Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opened its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital...

12/10/2016

article Maryland reaps benefits of Virginia ban on casinos
(Maryland) -- The MGM National Harbor logo is seen on a roulette table in the casino during a preview tour of the MGM National Harbor, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Oxon Hill...

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...

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