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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Baltimore's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel on Thursday gave preliminary approval to the early design of the Harrah's casino that group led by Caesars Entertainment Corp. plans to build on an empty lot along Russell Street. The panel remains concerned about the look of a massive parking garage that faces Interstates 95 and 395. It was the focus of the panelists' critcism during their first meeting about the project, last month. Though the height of the garage has been reduced from about 120 feet to 100 feet, and vertical elements that echo the nearby Montgomery Park building were added to the design, the panelists continued to air concerns about how the garage will appear to drivers passing and entering the city.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Technically, you could open a casino without a celebrity chef. But, why gamble? On Monday, the management of Horseshoe Baltimore announced the two chefs it hopes will be marquee culinary attractions at its casino, which is now under construction on Russell Street. The chefs, John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, will be collaborating on a Mexican restaurant named Johnny Sanchez. While the 222-seat restaurant will offer some substantial dinner plates, the bulk of the menu will be tacos and tostadas, said Sanchez, who was in Baltimore for the casino's announcement.
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SPORTS
By Fort Worth Star-Telegram | September 24, 1992
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Juan Gonzalez, tied for the major-league lead in home runs with Oakland's Mark McGwire at 40, felt the wrath of Texas Rangers manager Toby Harrah and was yanked from last night's game in the second inning because of a lack of hustle.Harrah, who has been upset because Gonzalez lets poor at-bats affect his defense, pulled his left fielder after he failed to catch Gene Larkin's soft line-drive single in the Rangers' 5-3 victory over Minnesota.Harrah met Gonzalez in the dugout when the inning ended and proceeded to lash into him. When he was done, Gonzalez stormed off to the clubhouse and Jack Daugherty took over in left field.
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By Luke Broadwater and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
The developers of Baltimore's casino will pay the city at least $11 million in their first year of operation - significantly less than terms proposed in 2009, but enough to help fund a small property tax cut for city homeowners, officials said. The details of the deal, which was approved by the city's spending board Wednesday, were made public this week. A local group headed by Caesars Entertainment Corp. will lease land near M&T Bank Stadium, where the company is to open a $375 million Harrah's casino in 2014.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 7, 2006
Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's biggest casino-operator by sales, and partner Keppel Land Ltd. have scrapped a joint proposal to build and operate Singapore's second casino-resort, leaving three bidders for the project. "We determined it would not be possible to deliver a development on the scale we envisioned for Sentosa island while meeting our objectives for this project," the companies said in a joint statement yesterday. Harrah's, which received a $15.1 billion takeover offer from Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group on Monday, was competing with Kerzner International Ltd., owner of the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, Malaysia's Genting Berhad and Eighth Wonder in Las Vegas to develop the second casino in Singapore, which wants to double its tourist arrivals to 17 million by 2015.
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By Luke Broadwater and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
The developers of Baltimore's casino will pay the city at least $11 million in their first year of operation - significantly less than terms proposed in 2009, but enough to help fund a small property tax cut for city homeowners, officials said. The details of the deal, which was approved by the city's spending board Wednesday, were made public this week. A local group headed by Caesars Entertainment Corp. will lease land near M&T Bank Stadium, where the company is to open a $375 million Harrah's casino in 2014.
FEATURES
By Randy Kraft and Randy Kraft,ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL | January 19, 1997
I felt like a fish out of water aboard Harrah's floating casino on the Des Plaines River.Although the mystique and allure of gambling eluded me, I was aboard Northern Star to see what a riverboat casino was like, because Joliet's casinos are the biggest attraction along the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, which runs from Chicago to La Salle, Ill.The $15 I gave to Harrah's was $5 less than I promised myself I'd spend, but $10 -- if...
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | August 13, 1995
Out-of-state casino companies have begun a quiet campaign to win the hearts and minds of Marylanders.* Using customer records, at least one firm is calling residents who have visited its Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos asking if they might support such gaming here.* Two companies have hired a Baltimore public relations firm to find business leaders willing to testify about gambling's economic benefits.* Workers for casino giants Harrah's Entertainment and Mirage Resorts even chartered a fishing boat run by Eastern Shore restaurateur Levin F. "Buddy" Harrison III. During their expedition for blue fish and croakers, they recruited him to speak in favor of gambling at a hearing last month, Mr. Harrison says.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Technically, you could open a casino without a celebrity chef. But, why gamble? On Monday, the management of Horseshoe Baltimore announced the two chefs it hopes will be marquee culinary attractions at its casino, which is now under construction on Russell Street. The chefs, John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, will be collaborating on a Mexican restaurant named Johnny Sanchez. While the 222-seat restaurant will offer some substantial dinner plates, the bulk of the menu will be tacos and tostadas, said Sanchez, who was in Baltimore for the casino's announcement.
NEWS
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | March 4, 1995
Casino executives from across the country promised Maryland legislators a fortune in tax revenues and thousands of new jobs during the General Assembly's first public hearing on casino gambling.Representatives of casinos including Harrah's and the Sands painted a tempting picture yesterday in which gambling interests could pay nearly $200 million a year in state taxes, create about 31,000 jobs and construct all the water and sewer lines needed to serve the gaming halls."The revenues generated for the states are tremendous," said casino lobbyist Ira C. Cooke, referring to the 18 states where casino gambling is legal.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Baltimore's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel on Thursday gave preliminary approval to the early design of the Harrah's casino that group led by Caesars Entertainment Corp. plans to build on an empty lot along Russell Street. The panel remains concerned about the look of a massive parking garage that faces Interstates 95 and 395. It was the focus of the panelists' critcism during their first meeting about the project, last month. Though the height of the garage has been reduced from about 120 feet to 100 feet, and vertical elements that echo the nearby Montgomery Park building were added to the design, the panelists continued to air concerns about how the garage will appear to drivers passing and entering the city.
NEWS
By Chris Korman | September 25, 2012
Chad Barnhill, an 18-year veteran of the gambling industry, was named general manager of Harrah's Baltimore at a press conference Tuesday at the planned site of the casino. Most recently the assistant general manager at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Bossier City, La., he has worked with Caesars, which along with Rock Gaming leads the group licensed to run Baltimore's facility, since graduating from college. "He's one of the best," said John Payne, Caesars president. "He's so focused on finding great employees who can ensure customer satisfaction.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2012
Baltimore's casino gained a leader and overcame an obstacle Tuesday. Chad Barnhill, an 18-year veteran of the gambling industry, was named general manager of Harrah's Baltimore at a news conference at the planned site of the casino on Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium. Meanwhile, the Maryland Board of Contract Appeals dismissed lawsuits from two companies that sought to block the state from awarding a casino license to CBAC Gaming, a Caesars-led group. The move clears a legal hurdle for Caesars to move forward with its casino.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
When you become the most decorated Olympian of all time what do you do --  head to Disneyland? Not Michael Phelps. He's going to Atlantic City. Phelps will be headlining a pool party at Harrah's Resort on Sept. 22. And from the looks of photos of past "Pool After Dark" parties on the resort's website , these things can get pretty wild. You think you can handle hanging with the king of chlorine? Well, all you have to do is head over to the New Jersey boardwalk and pony up $20 -- that's what admission costs.
TRAVEL
May 25, 2012
Whether you want to relax at its Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa or want to dance all night at the massive nightclub, The Pool, Harrah's offers many different options for an Atlantic City trip. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: There are 170 table games of craps, roulette, big six and more. There are also 2,722 slot machines. Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from stand-up comedian Ron White (June 16) to Irish folk band Celtic Thunder (June 27)
TRAVEL
May 24, 2012
Not only does Harrah's provide gaming action, but guests can also enjoy simulcasting and live racing. At Harrah's Chester you will find a casino space large enough to fit three football fields. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: Live table games include blackjack, craps, card games, roulette and baccarat, along with a 35-table poker room. There are more than 2,900 slot machines, with denominations ranging from 1 cent to $100, as well as video slots. Racing: Live racing days are Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from March through December.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2011
The head of Caesars Entertainment Corp. promised Monday to bring a "world-class" Harrah's casino to Baltimore that would be marketed heavily to 43 million gamblers in the company's rewards program if his group is given the go-ahead by Maryland's slots commission "We believe we will bring a lot of people to Baltimore who might not otherwise have come," Gary Loveman, the chairman, CEO and president of Caesars, told the commission during a site visit...
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2011
The head of Caesars Entertainment Corp. promised Monday to bring a "world-class" Harrah's casino to Baltimore that would be marketed heavily to 43 million gamblers in the company's rewards program if his group is given the go-ahead by Maryland's slots commission "We believe we will bring a lot of people to Baltimore who might not otherwise have come," Gary Loveman, the chairman, CEO and president of Caesars, told the commission during a site visit...
BUSINESS
By Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. De la Merced and Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. De la Merced,New York Times New Service | December 27, 2006
Last week was a good week to be Leon Black. In the course of just three days, Black, the enigmatic founder of the Apollo Group, a private equity firm, has struck about $37 billion worth of deals. On Sunday, Apollo acquired Realogy, the giant real estate franchiser that owns Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Sotheby's International Realty. That deal was trumped by a $27.8 billion deal Tuesday for Harrah's Entertainment, the world's largest casino company. The acquisition, which includes the assumption of $10.7 billion in debt, was made in tandem with the Texas Pacific Group.
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