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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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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...

9/26/2014

article Incubators are a step toward expanded uses for casinos
(Maryland) -- Atlantic City’s troubled casino industry makes a clear point: Many casinos need to offer more than gaming and entertainment to support a viable...

9/25/2014

article Horseshoe Casino is already slowing Maryland Live's growth
(Maryland) -- In the month since Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened, the new gaming venue is already eating into business at its closest competitor, Maryland Live! Casino.

9/23/2014

article Maryland Live! to get new multi-state slot machine games
(Maryland) -- Maryland has added a new game to its casinos, the MegaHits multi-state, progressive jackpot. Maryland is the fifth state approved by the Multi-State...

9/21/2014

article Maryland Lifetime Casino Bans Scare Gamblers from Sign Ups
(Maryland) -- Maryland is seeking to end a cumbersome self-exclusion policy, regulators say, one that is ironically having the opposite of its desired effect: to get...

9/19/2014

article Construction of $925 million MGM casino is at ‘full speed’ in Prince George’s County
(Maryland) -- There was no ceremonial groundbreaking. No politicians with shovels and hard hats, no speeches to mark the beginning of construction of the $925 million...
article Gamblers snooze and lose, and other misadventures at Maryland casinos
(Maryland) -- Each month, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency puts out a wonky-sounding document called a compliance report that lists incidents that have...

9/18/2014

article Adding Table Games At Casino Expected To Bring 25 New Jobs
(Maryland) -- In its first meeting since January, the Worcester County Local Development Council (LDC) gathered Monday to discuss the Casino at Ocean Downs’ slot...

9/17/2014

article Marylanders go to jail to keep gambling addiction in check
(Maryland) -- You can’t say they didn’t try. In Maryland, as well as several other states, problem gamblers seeking to stave off temptation can voluntarily...

9/16/2014

article Maryland might drop option of lifetime casino ban
(Maryland) -- Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to...
article Some Gamblers Wind Up Signing Their Own Arrest Warrants
(Maryland) -- Orrin Silverman knew he couldn't legally gamble at the Maryland Live Casino outside the city. He had voluntarily banned himself from the state's...

9/12/2014

article When Two Casinos Go To War
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Live has been open for two years and shows healthy revenues but the arrival of the Horseshoe casino only 12 miles away might change all that.

9/10/2014

article Part 2: Early signs of Caesars’ financial weakness were ignored
(Maryland) -- Caesars’ failure to turn a profit on its casino empire for five years running was not a topic to be broached at the glitzy grand opening of the...

9/9/2014

article Wall Street sharks circling the financially bleeding operator of Horseshoe Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Overlooked in all of the hoopla surrounding the opening of Baltimore’s Horseshoe casino is this sobering fact – the chief owner and sole...

9/8/2014

article Maryland casinos broke revenue records in August
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos in August brought in their highest one-month total since gambling was legalized in the state. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control...

9/7/2014

article As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming
(Maryland) -- Sparse crowds greeted Friday's opening day meet for the live horse racing season at Laurel Park. The glass-enclosed grandstand, with aging yellow and...

9/6/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Generates Nearly $6 Million In First 6 Days
(Maryland) -- Record setting numbers. Revenues from Maryland casinos reached a new monthly record in August, topping $80 million for the first time.
article Worcester to see more casino revenue
(Maryland) -- Worcester County is expected to receive close to half a million dollars in additional casino revenue annually following the opening of the Horseshoe Casino...

9/5/2014

article Maryland casinos rake in $80.6 million in August
(Maryland) -- Records were set for revenue at Maryland's casinos in August, and the grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore was a big help.
article Maryland Live! generates $57.3 million in August
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live! generated $57.3 million in August, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Friday. The Hanover casino's revenues...
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....

9/3/2014

article Gov. O’Malley brought casinos to Maryland, but that doesn’t mean he likes them
(Maryland) -- Confetti was flying and fireworks were exploding, but Gov. Martin O’Malley looked decidedly unenthusiastic as he welcomed VIP guests at the launch of...
article Gamblers happy to catch what Horseshoe is pitching
(Maryland) -- The most surprising thing I saw while taking a long, slow walk through the Horseshoe Casino the day after it opened last week – besides an electric...

9/2/2014

article Gamblers happy to catch what Horseshoe is pitching
(Maryland) -- The most surprising thing I saw while taking a long, slow walk through the Horseshoe Casino the day after it opened last week – besides an electric...
article Horseshoe Casino may be good luck charm for gays
(Maryland) -- The glitzy new Horseshoe Casino, which held its grand opening on Aug. 26 in Baltimore, may be a large, well-heeled ally for LGBT causes. Among the items...
article Horseshoe says casino drew 50,000 in opening weekend
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore says it drew more than 50,000 guests over the three-day Labor Day weekend — its first weekend since attracting about 15,...
article Star chefs lay it on the table at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
(Maryland) -- You can thank Wolfgang Puck. The era of good casino dining is generally traced back to 1992, when the Los Angeles-based chef opened a version of his famed...
article Video shows fight at Baltimore's new Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Video of a fight inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino has surfaced online. According to an online report by the Baltimore Sun, the fight happened during...
article Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City
(Maryland) -- Atlantic City is losing two casinos this week. One factor is competition. There are more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. Maryland...

9/1/2014

article Baltimore adds to urban gambling jackpot with new casino
(Maryland) -- The inside of the new Horseshoe casino looks like any gambling palace on the Las Vegas Strip, filled with blinking slot machines, blackjack tables,...
article Rascovar column: Is Baltimore’s Horseshoe casino a ringer?
(Maryland) -- Baltimore’s first and only casino is open — a decade later than anticipated by city officials. Horseshoe Baltimore, run by Caesar’s...
article Video shows fight on Horseshoe Casino's first weekend
(Maryland) -- A fight broke out inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino on the first weekend after its grand opening. A video of the incident shows security guards...

8/31/2014

article INSIDE PITCH — Will casinos be Martin O’Malley’s lasting legacy?
(Maryland) -- While wondering years from now how the usually preaching and sermonizing Gov. Martin O’Malley is going to feel about his legacy closely connected to...
article Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint
(Maryland) -- Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate...

8/30/2014

article Opinion: Local casinos won't cure economic woes
(Maryland) -- In wheelchairs and on walkers, Baltimore’s big plan for the future shuffled into the Horseshoe casino last week to begin the city’s renaissance...

8/28/2014

article In Baltimore, new casino will be fueled by pension checks, minimum-wage earnings
(Maryland) -- In wheelchairs and on walkers, Baltimore’s big plan for the future shuffled into the Horseshoe Casino this week to begin the city’s renaissance...

8/27/2014

article Baltimore opens shiny, new Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music.
article Horseshoe Casino fills up fast on opening night
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore finally opened Monday night to fanfare, high rollers, celebrity chefs and a lot of traffic.
article Horseshoe Casino reports 15,000 visitors, no major problems opening night
(Maryland) -- Opening night at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore went off without a major hitch despite larger-than-expected crowds, long lines and some early jitters, casino...
article Horseshoe Casino welcomed more than 15,000 patrons on its first night
(Maryland) -- More than 15,000 patrons turned out to try their luck during the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s first night in action.
article Casino closings like Atlantic City spark national trend
(Maryland) -- At the Horseshoe Casino’s grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood...

8/26/2014

article Baltimore opens shiny, new Horseshoe Casino
(Maryland) -- Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music. So it...
article Baltimore's casino is finally opening: How we got here
(Maryland) -- Tuesday night's grand opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore marks the end of a nearly six-year journey since Baltimore became one of...
article Baltimore, MD casino scheduled to open
(Maryland) -- The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open, marking a new milestone in Maryland's development of casino gambling. The casino set to open...
article Gamblers brave lines for first glimpse of Horseshoe Baltimore
(Maryland) -- Before a well-dressed crowd that included a congressman, a celebrity chef and showgirls, Charm City opened its first casino, Horseshoe Baltimore, Tuesday...
article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Opens Tonight
(Maryland) -- A fifth casino in the state of Maryland is set to open up at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, developed by CBAC Gaming, a group led by Caesars...
article Maryland's gambling industry enters its next phase as Baltimore's first casino opens its doors
(Maryland) -- Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck.

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