Monday, January 7, 2013
All casinos in the state saw increases in revenue in the final month of the year, though revenue from Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs was lower than in 2011. Maryland Live! pulled in $229 million in 2012.
The Maryland Live! casino pulled in $229 million in revenue in 2012, comprising more than 60 percent of all gambling revenue statewide, despite opening in June. The Maryland Lottery reported that the casino at Arundel Mills finished the year with $35 million in revenue in December, up from $34 million the month prior. Across the state, Maryland's three casinos pulled in $45.2 million in the last month of 2012, up nearly 5 percent from November. However, December revenue from Ocean Downs and Hollywood Casino was $3.19 million, 25 percent less than in 2011, when Maryland Live! was not yet open. Maryland Live! is the largest of the three casinos, with 4,750 game terminals. Its per-terminal revenue of $244 in December was nearly double that …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The operators of Maryland Live! said it will move fast to hire 1,000 new workers and install table games now that voters have approved expanded gambling.
- Tim Lemke
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Operators of the Maryland Live! Casino said they will move quickly to add live table games and expand its hours, now that voters have approved a referendum on expanded gambling in the state. The Cordish Cos. said it will be ready to go once the state issues the necessary regulations to govern table games and 24-hour operations. The company said it will be hiring for as many as 1,000 new positions. "Maryland Live! looks forward to enhancing its gaming offering and is prepared to Go Live! with table games—physical modifications and hiring for over 1,000 new positions—soon after the State issues the necessary governing regulations," the company said in a statement. Casino spokeswoman Carmen Gonzales said there is no specific timeline as …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Free gambling Wednesday caused highways around Arundel Mills to turn into parking lots, according to drivers.
Drivers on Routes 100 and 295 were slowed to a crawl by Arundel Mills Wednesday around lunchtime, if they were lucky. Maryland Live! casino, located in Hanover, rang in the announcement of more than 1,000 additional slot machines by offering $100 in free gambling money to subscribers on its email list. More than 20,000 visitors came to the casino on Wednesday, according to Carmen Gonzales, Maryland Live! spokeswoman, who did not specify how many visitors the casino averaged daily. On opening night, the casino attracted more than 10,000 visitors. Route 100 near 295 was "an absolute nightmare," posted one user to Twitter on Sept. 12. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway "was a parking lot around noon," commented Patch user Brian C. that same day…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Driver should note a casino event at Maryland Live! by Arundel Mills will snarl Wednesday evening's commute, said officials.
Traffic will be "extremely heavy" on MD 295 and Arundel Mills Boulevard in the late afternoon, according to the State Highway Administration (SHA). Route 100 at Arundel Mills Boulevard may also be congested. SHA recommends using I-95, US 1 (Washington Boulevard) and US 29 (Columbia Pike) as alternate routes. See related story PHOTOS: Maryland Live! Casino Unveils 1,043 New Slot Machines More drivers than usual will be heading to Arundel Mills on Sept. 12 for a special event at Maryland Live! casino. The SHA advises calling 511 or looking at its website showing traffic conditions before heading for the highway.
Throngs of people crowded into Maryland Live! casino Wednesday.
Maryland Live! at Arundel Mills is now the third largest casino in the United States, based on the number of slot machines. On Wednesday, the Maryland Lottery and Maryland Live!’s developers unveiled 1,043 new slot machines at the Hanover casino, bringing its total to 4,750 machines. The two biggest casinos in the nation are both in Connecticut: Foxwoods with 7,000 machines and Mohegan Sun with more than 6,400. The casino in Anne Arundel County opened June 7. Since then, the entertainment facility has added The Cheesecake Factory restaurant and Rams Head Center Stage. In addition to celebrating the new slot machines, a Sept. 12 media event highlighting completion of the casino's second phase of development featured the grand opening of …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The casino opened with excited gamblers and heavy traffic.
Just before 10 p.m. the doors opened, and the fun began. Thousands of gamblers walked cheerfully into Maryland Live! near Arundel Mills Wednesday night, marking the official opening of the state’s largest casino. “I’m an addict for gambling,” said Elizabeth Mimms of Hyattsville, who was among the first to enter after waiting in line for most of the afternoon and evening. Mimms said she frequently has gambled in other states, including Delaware, but was happy to have a new facility close by. “We have one at home now, here in our home state,” she said. “I’m bringing home a check. They won’t be able to count the money in my hand, I’ll need a check.” Carolyn Borges-Fote of Washington, DC, was the first member of the public to enter. After …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The casino at Arundel Mills opens at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. On Saturday they held a test run that over 7,500 people attended.
Maryland Live!—the casino opening this week at Arundel Mills—marked a milestone Monday. “I’m pleased to announce that today the Maryland Lottery did sign off on all of the final requirements for the casino and signed the operations license,” Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery, said during a community forum Monday night at Dave and Buster's in Arundel Mills. Maryland Lottery, the agency responsible for regulating the state's slots programs, had to ensure the casino complied with Maryland regulations before awarding the license. Over the weekend, the Maryland Lottery conducted a “controlled demonstration,” at the Hanover casino to test the 3,100 slot machines, surveillance and security, technical systems, food and beverage …