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Rocky Gap to hold job fair for 250 casino jobs

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, which will become the state's fourth operating casino when it opens later this year, will hold a job fair Saturday, Feb. 23 to fill about 250 full- and part-time jobs.

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1/28/2016

article FYIDC: MGM Casino Tops Off
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1/20/2016

article 'Topping off' ceremony held at site of MGM Grand Casino at the National Harbor
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article MGM Says Its National Harbor Resort Will “Blow Away” Donald Trump’s DC Hotel
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article Plan for simulcast racing at state fairgrounds draws opposition
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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...
article Revenue at Maryland casinos up 11 percent in December 2015
(Maryland) -- Maryland gaming officials say December's revenue at the state's five casinos was up 11 percent over December 2014. The casinos generated more than...

12/26/2015

article Guest Column: A Requiem to Balmoral Park
(Maryland) -- As a baby boomer in the 50’s dear old dad would wake me up in the wee hours of the morning to go fishing on the Kankakee River and we’d travel...

12/5/2015

article Maryland casino revenue decreases slightly
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live generated $51.6 million from slot machines and table games in November, a 4 percent decrease from this time last year, Maryland Lottery and...
article Maryland Posts Slight Drop in November Casino Revenue
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming reported on Friday the combined gambling revenue generated by the state’s five casinos in November.

12/4/2015

article Md. casinos see slight drop in overall revenue since last year
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos took in $89.7 million in revenue in November, down a half percent from November a year ago. The Casino at Ocean Downs, near...
article Horseshoe shows revenue gains; other casinos' results are mixed
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore reported a revenue increase for the second straight month in November, continuing to rebound from the fallout of the city's...

12/3/2015

article Maryland Live! to launch Simulated Gaming with GAN
(Maryland) -- GameAccount Network (GAN) has launched its Simulated Gaming online product for the Maryland Live! Casino. Under the agreement, Maryland Live! Casino, based...

11/30/2015

article MGM brings all-star culinary team to new National Harbor resort
(Maryland) -- When MGM National Harbor opens in 2016, its culinary program will include a combination of new and familiar faces. It was announced today that chefs José...
article MGM National Harbor casino will feature restaurants by the Voltaggio brothers, José Andrés and Marcus Samuelsson
(Maryland) -- When it debuts in the second half of 2016, the MGM National Harbor casino will be home to a quartet of culinary headliners. José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson...

11/26/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's new GM: Protecting customer base is a top priority
(Maryland) -- Erin Chamberlin will have her work cut out for her when she takes over as the general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Chamberlin, 40, expects to...

11/21/2015

article Quade: 'Maryland Racing's Best Days Are Yet To Come'
(Maryland) -- Nearly 400 industry leaders, horsemen, government officials and fans attended a Town Hall meeting Friday evening at Laurel Park to discuss the future of...

11/6/2015

article Maryland Casino Revenue Up
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced that all five Maryland casinos reported revenue gains in October. The agency announced Thursday that...

11/5/2015

article Maryland casino revenue jumps by 9.2 percent in October
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos pushed their collective monthly take close to $100 million in October as the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Anne Arundel County's...
article All five Maryland casinos report revenue gains, reflecting market strength
(Maryland) -- All five Maryland casinos posted revenue gains in October, reflecting the market's significant growth since the newest venue — Horseshoe Casino...

11/4/2015

article Magazine readers vote Maryland Live best Md. casino
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Companies has received the Best Casino in Maryland award for its Maryland Live Casino property from Casino Player Magazine, the leading...

11/2/2015

article Maryland Casinos Want to Lower Slot Machine Payouts
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos are asking permission to lower the average payouts of their slot machines by as much as 3 percent. Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission...

10/28/2015

article Casino seeks local support for slots tax parity
(Maryland) -- When the Maryland General Assembly convenes in January for its 90-day session, it may be considering legislation to cut Hollywood Casino Perryville’s...

10/24/2015

article Some casino compliance information no longer in reports
(Maryland) -- At its August meeting, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission was presented by staff with the usual, publiclyavailable monthly report...

10/21/2015

article A look at the history of gambling in Southern Maryland
(Maryland) -- It may seem hard to believe today, but 60 years ago, Nevada and four Southern Maryland counties were the only locations in the nation where slot machines...

10/19/2015

article Baltimore police investigating Horseshoe Casino knockout video
(Maryland) -- Baltimore police said they are investigating an incident caught on tape that shows a man punching out a security worker at Horseshoe Casino. The video...

10/17/2015

article Laurel Park’s $20 million improvements showcased at Maryland Million
(Maryland) -- Despite the fact that the Maryland Million is scheduled to take place today, just three days ago ladders and boxes of new flooring crammed the terrace...

10/13/2015

article How would the new casino affect property values in Prince George’s and Alexandria?
(Maryland) -- As a homeowner, there are certain things you can do to protect and improve your home’s value – things like routine maintenance, renovations and...

10/11/2015

article All But 1 Maryland Casino Sees Increase In Revenue
(Maryland) -- The numbers are in—all but one of Maryland’s casinos are seeing a boost in their bottom line. But, as Gigi Barnett reports, altogether, the...

10/7/2015

article 4 Maryland casinos post revenue increases in September
(Maryland) -- Four of Maryland's five casinos posted revenue gains of at least 5 percent in September. The figures, which were released Tuesday by the Maryland...
article Maryland Casino Revenue is Up
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos raked in around $87 million last month. That’s a nearly 6 percent increase over the same month last year. In Anne Arundel County...

10/6/2015

article Four casinos post gains as Horseshoe revenue dips slightly
(Maryland) -- Four of Maryland's five casinos posted revenue gains of at least 5 percent in September, reflecting growth in the casino market over the past year,...
article Maryland casinos pulled in $87.5 million in September
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s five casinos brought in $87.5 million in revenue in September, up 6 percent from a year ago, state officials reported. Monthly revenue...

10/3/2015

article Column: The difference between casinos and casino nights
(Maryland) -- Gambling has never been a sound way of balancing a budget. It's not a good idea with family finances and it's certainly not good public policy.
article Maryland Live! Casino Receives Top Award For Philanthropy
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! Casino has been awarded the ‘Don Riddle Corporate Citizenship Award’ just a day after its inaugural World Poker Tour event...

9/28/2015

article Hollywood Casino celebrates five-year anniversary
(Maryland) -- Showgirls in feathered hats, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra reincarnates, and many regular patrons and local political figures lined...

9/26/2015

article Maryland Casino Plans $150M Expansion
(Maryland) -- Members of Anne Arundel County Council voted to approve The Cordish Companies plans for a major $150 million plus expansion to Maryland Live! Casino,...

9/25/2015

article How the coming MGM resort casino could help energize Radio One
(Maryland) -- Close watchers of Radio One, the national network of radio and television stations aimed at black and urban consumers, knows the company has had a rocky...

9/22/2015

article Arundel bond approval advances plan for Maryland Live expansion
(Maryland) -- The Cordish Cos. soon will be able to proceed with a $150 million hotel it's planning to add at Maryland Live, the state's largest casino. The Anne Arundel...

9/21/2015

article Cordish wins approval for $150M expansion of Maryland Live Casino
(Maryland) -- The Anne Arundel County Council approved on Monday evening a $150 million expansion of Maryland Live Casino. The Cordish Cos., owner and operator of the...
article Man pleads guilty to robbing Maryland Live casino patrons
(Maryland) -- Jose Hector Laguerre, 47, pleaded guilty Monday in federal district court in Baltimore to conspiring to commit several robberies of patrons of the Maryland...

9/17/2015

article Maryland Live! targets young people for 200 positions
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! has turned its attention to college towns and social media in anticipation of a state law that will drop the minimum age for casino workers...

9/14/2015

article New projects suggest sports and entertainment zone is taking root
(Maryland) -- Jimmy Trujillo had two chances to walk away from Warner Street. First, the Washington investors who drafted the nightclub consultant and designer to find a...
article Gambling Addiction In Maryland Growing
(Maryland) -- A recent report in the Washington Post says that while gambling addiction is growing in Maryland – treatment options are not. These growing social...

9/13/2015

article Maryland’s gamblers struggle to find help
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen listens to the wreckage that the $1bn gambling industry has wrought in Maryland. He listens to the man, $400,000 in debt, whose wife threw...

9/8/2015

article In Maryland, gambling addiction is growing, but treatment options are not
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen listens to the wreckage that the $1 billion gambling industry has wrought in Maryland. He listens to the man, $400,000 in debt, whose wife...
article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore visitor tries to bring gun on-site
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is a gaming location in Maryland that sees a lot of foot traffic, especially on the weekends. This past weekend an unusual...
article State's No. 1 lottery retailer has the winning ticket
(Maryland) -- The regulars at the Soda Pop Shop Mart had heard the story before — how Bill Jenkins accidentally played the same set of Keno numbers twice in 2012,...

9/7/2015

article State's No. 1 lottery retailer has the winning ticket
(Maryland) -- The regulars at the Soda Pop Shop Mart had heard the story before — how Bill Jenkins accidentally played the same set of Keno numbers twice in 2012,...
article In Maryland, gambling addiction is growing, but treatment options are not
(Maryland) -- Michael Rosen listens to the wreckage that the $1 billion gambling industry has wrought in Maryland. He listens to the man, $400,000 in debt, whose wife...

9/5/2015

article Maryland August Casino Revenue Up 20%
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission posted on Friday information about the revenue generated by the state’s five casinos in August.
article Horseshoe Casino posts its best revenue month
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which just celebrated its first anniversary, recorded its best month for revenue in August, according to figures released...

9/4/2015

article A good month for Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated $27.6 million from slot machines and table games last month in its best performance since opening a year ago. After a...
article Look how far MGM National Harbor has come (Video)
(Maryland) -- On the site of MGM National Harbor, scheduled to open its doors in roughly 12 to 15 months, some 1,000 men and women are at work in shifts that round the...
article State casinos generate close to $100M revenue in August
(Maryland) -- Combined revenue for the state's five casinos was $96.7 million in August, a 20 percent increase over the same month in 2014, Maryland Lottery and...

9/3/2015

article Man arrested after children found in car at casino
(Maryland) -- Two children were found in a car unattended inside a parking garage Wednesday night at a south Baltimore casino. Authorities said they received a call...

9/2/2015

article The Horseshoe's successful first year
(Maryland) -- In gambling, there are winners and losers. In the case of Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, the big...

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...
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(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.
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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.
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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-...

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