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By Annie Linskey | April 19, 2012
Caesars Entertainment, the company hoping to win a state license to operate a casino in Baltimore, has contributed $100,000 to a Democratic group led by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The Democratic Governors Association reported the gift in a quarterly report filed with the IRS. Caesars also gave the association $50,000 last year. Caesar's CEO Gary Loveman has said his firm's donations are not connected with its desire to open a slots parlor in Baltimore. O'Mallley's spokesman has said the governor keeps association business separate from state decision making.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Moving to Maryland has been a learning experience for Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino that will fill the sweeping vacant lot currently greeting drivers coming into the city on Russell Street. At home within the walls of a casino - he's worked for Caesars Entertainment since graduating from college in 1994 - this is the first time he's overseen the building of a new facility. When he's not meeting with city officials regarding building permits, he's addressing neighborhood associations concerned about what plopping a casino near their houses might mean.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
MGM Resorts International has kicked in another $3 million for its effort to win passage of Maryland's gambling expansion referendum as the money meter in this duel of the casinos shot past $40 million. With MGM's newest contribution, posted at the State Board of Elections Thursday, the total contributed by the company and its allies now amounts to $22 million -- of which $17.8 million has been spent. That puts MGM and its allies -- Caesars Entertainment and Peterson Cos. -- roughly at parity with rival Penn National Gaming.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Baltimore will hire a recruitment coordinator to look for city residents who can help fill the 1,700 jobs expected to be created by the construction and operation of the new casino. The city's Board of Estimates authorized the temporary position Wednesday. It will pay up to $60,000, plus benefits, for 12 months of work. The position is being funded by the casino operators, a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the agreement with the casino, expected to open next year along Russell Street near the stadiums, represents a "commitment to make local residents aware of and give them access to the casino's jobs.
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by Annie Linskey | August 8, 2012
Caesars Entertainment, which just won the right to build a 3,750-slot machine casino in Baltimore, called the governor's gambling bill "well thought-out. " In a statement, Caesars CEO Gary Loveman commended House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Gov. Martin O'Malley for their "tireless efforts to craft a fair and well thought-out bill. " The proposed legislation, he said, will address "the economic imperatives key to the success of casino entertainment in Maryland. " The legislation allows Caesars to offer table games -- a key change that the company had sought.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Baltimore will hire a recruitment coordinator to look for city residents who can help fill the 1,700 jobs expected to be created by the construction and operation of the new casino. The city's Board of Estimates authorized the temporary position Wednesday. It will pay up to $60,000, plus benefits, for 12 months of work. The position is being funded by the casino operators, a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the agreement with the casino, expected to open next year along Russell Street near the stadiums, represents a "commitment to make local residents aware of and give them access to the casino's jobs.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
A new 30-second television spot against expanded gambling in Maryland — funded by West Virginia casino owner Penn National Gaming — makes its point by challenging an earlier ad by the other side. What the ad says: The spot, called "Empty Lot," asks viewers if they've seen an ad claiming job creation and other benefits that would come if Question 7 is approved and Baltimore's casino is allowed to offer table games. That ad by gambling supporters was set in the vacant lot near M&T Bank Stadium where the Baltimore casino is to be built The new ad says of the previous spot: "It's filled with more empty promises from Baltimore developers.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2011
The state slots commission voted unanimously Wednesday to throw out bids by some developers seeking to build casinos in Baltimore and Western Maryland, saying the applications failed to provide minimum requirements. Caesars Entertainment, which has proposed a 3,750-machine gambling palace for Baltmore, is now the only applicant for the city slots license. Two groups are left to compete for the license at state-owned Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Allegany County. Greg Miller, a spokesman for Caesars, said in an email that his group is "proud" to have assembled an "exceptional" team and expects to build "another outstanding Baltimore attraction.
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By Chris Korman and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
Caesars Entertainment, which plans to bring a casino to Baltimore, announced Thursday that it would spend $25 million more and hire 500 more people than originally planned to take advantage of opportunities presented by the passage of Question 7. Caesars now will build a higher-end Horseshoe-brand casino rather than a Harrah's on the Baltimore site near M&T Bank Stadium that will focus on table games such as poker and black jack. The Las Vegas-based company had long hinted it would invest more if Maryland expanded gambling because it believes it will draw dedicated cardplayers from around the country to the casino, which now will feature a World Series of Poker room and host series events.
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By Michael Dresser and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Executives of Caesars Entertainment, the leading bidder for a slots parlor in Baltimore, gave lawmakers explicit assurances Friday that their company will not abandon the city for Prince George's County if the General Assembly approves a casino there. But a rival casino company described the Caesars position as "nonsensical. " The exchange came after Baltimore lawmakers fired questions at Caesars executives during a city delegation meeting in Annapolis, with some expressing doubt about the company's motives for supporting an expansion of gambling in Maryland.
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By Chris Korman | February 27, 2013
Chad Barnhill, the general manager of the Horseshoe Casino that will be constructed along Russell Street, is in Cincinnati today to observe a sort of soft opening (the Cincinnati newspaper is live blogging the event ) for the Horseshoe Casino there that will open its doors Monday. Though Barnhill knows the Horseshoe brand well, having served as general manager for the one located in the City of Bossier City ( which is the official name, according to the website which lists among its top news items the fact that the city pool is accepting applications to be a lifeguard this summer )
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By Chris Korman and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
Caesars Entertainment, which plans to bring a casino to Baltimore, announced Thursday that it would spend $25 million more and hire 500 more people than originally planned to take advantage of opportunities presented by the passage of Question 7. Caesars now will build a higher-end Horseshoe-brand casino rather than a Harrah's on the Baltimore site near M&T Bank Stadium that will focus on table games such as poker and black jack. The Las Vegas-based company had long hinted it would invest more if Maryland expanded gambling because it believes it will draw dedicated cardplayers from around the country to the casino, which now will feature a World Series of Poker room and host series events.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
MGM Resorts International has kicked in another $3 million for its effort to win passage of Maryland's gambling expansion referendum as the money meter in this duel of the casinos shot past $40 million. With MGM's newest contribution, posted at the State Board of Elections Thursday, the total contributed by the company and its allies now amounts to $22 million -- of which $17.8 million has been spent. That puts MGM and its allies -- Caesars Entertainment and Peterson Cos. -- roughly at parity with rival Penn National Gaming.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
A new 30-second television spot against expanded gambling in Maryland — funded by West Virginia casino owner Penn National Gaming — makes its point by challenging an earlier ad by the other side. What the ad says: The spot, called "Empty Lot," asks viewers if they've seen an ad claiming job creation and other benefits that would come if Question 7 is approved and Baltimore's casino is allowed to offer table games. That ad by gambling supporters was set in the vacant lot near M&T Bank Stadium where the Baltimore casino is to be built The new ad says of the previous spot: "It's filled with more empty promises from Baltimore developers.
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by Annie Linskey | August 8, 2012
Caesars Entertainment, which just won the right to build a 3,750-slot machine casino in Baltimore, called the governor's gambling bill "well thought-out. " In a statement, Caesars CEO Gary Loveman commended House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Gov. Martin O'Malley for their "tireless efforts to craft a fair and well thought-out bill. " The proposed legislation, he said, will address "the economic imperatives key to the success of casino entertainment in Maryland. " The legislation allows Caesars to offer table games -- a key change that the company had sought.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey | April 19, 2012
Caesars Entertainment, the company hoping to win a state license to operate a casino in Baltimore, has contributed $100,000 to a Democratic group led by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The Democratic Governors Association reported the gift in a quarterly report filed with the IRS. Caesars also gave the association $50,000 last year. Caesar's CEO Gary Loveman has said his firm's donations are not connected with its desire to open a slots parlor in Baltimore. O'Mallley's spokesman has said the governor keeps association business separate from state decision making.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Moving to Maryland has been a learning experience for Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino that will fill the sweeping vacant lot currently greeting drivers coming into the city on Russell Street. At home within the walls of a casino - he's worked for Caesars Entertainment since graduating from college in 1994 - this is the first time he's overseen the building of a new facility. When he's not meeting with city officials regarding building permits, he's addressing neighborhood associations concerned about what plopping a casino near their houses might mean.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | February 27, 2013
Chad Barnhill, the general manager of the Horseshoe Casino that will be constructed along Russell Street, is in Cincinnati today to observe a sort of soft opening (the Cincinnati newspaper is live blogging the event ) for the Horseshoe Casino there that will open its doors Monday. Though Barnhill knows the Horseshoe brand well, having served as general manager for the one located in the City of Bossier City ( which is the official name, according to the website which lists among its top news items the fact that the city pool is accepting applications to be a lifeguard this summer )
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Executives of Caesars Entertainment, the leading bidder for a slots parlor in Baltimore, gave lawmakers explicit assurances Friday that their company will not abandon the city for Prince George's County if the General Assembly approves a casino there. But a rival casino company described the Caesars position as "nonsensical. " The exchange came after Baltimore lawmakers fired questions at Caesars executives during a city delegation meeting in Annapolis, with some expressing doubt about the company's motives for supporting an expansion of gambling in Maryland.
NEWS
November 15, 2011
If we've learned anything so far in the effort to bring slot machine gambling to Maryland - and especially to downtown Baltimore - it's not to get too excited by early promises and glitzy artist's renderings. The gap between promise and reality seems to have a tendency to stretch on in unexpected ways. That said, the proposal by the head of Caesars Entertainment Corp. to the state's slots licensing commission for a Harrah's casino on Russell Street just south of M&T Bank Stadium is clearly more promising than anything we've seen thus far for the Baltimore site and stands a chance to give the Cordish Cos. casino under construction at Arundel Mills mall competition for the state's top slots site.
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