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May 24, 2012
Maryland's first casino, Hollywood Casino Perryville opened in September 2010 and is operated by Penn National Gaming. Games to play: Hollywood Casino boasts 1,500 slot machines. In keeping with the Hollywood theme, there are "Sex and the City" branded slots as well as some named after "I Love Lucy. " There are also electronic blackjack and roulette arcades on the building's fringes. Entertainment: Enjoy music, cocktails and snacks at the Epic Lounge. Also featuring regular appearances by DJs and live music performers.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
In the casino industry, they are known as "whales. " At Maryland Live, they are plied with personal parties, guaranteed seating at concerts, free tickets to sporting events and even quarterly car detailing. Helena Wong, a former VIP host at the Hanover casino, specialized in catering to those high rollers. So when her former employer suspected she had copied a list of its 1,000 best customers before taking at job a dozen miles away at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Maryland Live sued.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
Hollywood Casino Perryville, Maryland's first slots parlor in decades, generated more than $2 million in revenue during its first four days of operation in September, the Maryland State Lottery reported Wednesday. Hollywood Casino, which opened Sept. 27 with 1,500 slot machines, averaged nearly $346 a machine per day. That's higher than the state's projection of $210 a machine per day, which was laid out in a 2007 study by the Department of Legislative Services, whose estimate was based on assumptions that do not hold true today.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Maryland's four casinos raked in nearly $71.5 million in revenue in April, mostly on the strong performance of Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The Anne Arundel casino, among the largest on the East Coast, pulled in nearly $56.5 million, a more than 21 percent increase over its April 2013 revenue. Revenue fell nearly 9 percent at Hollywood Casino Perryville and the Casino at Ocean Downs. The Hollywood Casino drew in $7.7 million, a decrease of about 8.8 percent, while Ocean Downs brought in about $3.6 million, a decrease of about 8.6 percent.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
It will soon be hard to miss the Hollywood Casino Perryville when driving along Interstate 95. The Cecil County casino Friday erected a massive 175-foot sign on its property that will be visible from the highway. The casino's marketing director Marc DeLeo said the sign will make the facility more visible and attract more customers. Some 82,000 cars drive pass the casino's exit off the interstate, DeLeo said. The Perryville commissioners approved the sign late last year after some debate about its aesthetics and other issues.
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By By Hanah Cho | June 10, 2010
The state's first casino in Cecil County will open on Sept. 30, four weeks ahead of schedule, the owner of the parlor announced Thursday. The Hollywood Casino Perryville will have 1,500 video lottery terminals, according to Penn National Gaming Inc. The casino's construction cost $89 million. The news comes after the state Board of Public Works agreed earlier this week to pay nearly $50 million to buy about 1,000 slot machines for the casino. hanah.cho@baltsun.com Sign up for Baltimore Sun business text alerts
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
Maryland's second slots casino on the Eastern Shore, joining the Hollywood Casino Perryville, helped bring in $10.8 million in revenue last month, the state lottery reported Monday. The Hollywood Casino, which opened in late September, generated $7.7 million, or $165.96 daily per machine, last month. That's an improvement from December's take of $140.58 daily per machine for the Cecil County casino, which has 1,500 slot machines. After a strong opening and first month of business, activity at the Perryville casino slipped in the fourth quarter, which is typically a slow period for the industry.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2010
Technicians in hardhats peered intently into the bellies of the devices banked before them: Maryland's first batch of slot machines, ready to be turned on and tied into the state lottery's central computer network. By midday Friday, some of the 900 newly delivered devices at the Hollywood Casino Perryville had been summoned to life, blinking seductively. Managers gave the news media a glimpse of the state's first slot machine parlor, a preview intended to create buzz eight weeks ahead of its scheduled opening.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2010
The slots parlor at Ocean Downs racetrack in the Eastern Shore will open on Jan. 4, the casino announced Thursday. The Casino at Ocean Downs! in Berlin will be the second slots facility to open in Maryland. Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County opened in late September. The $45 million gaming facility in Ocean Downs will feature 700 slot machines and employ more than 200 people. hanah.cho@baltsun.com
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By RECORD STAFF REPORT | August 11, 2011
As Cecil County and Perryville continue to spar about the division of revenue they are due from the Hollywood Casino Perryville, the state lottery reported another $10 million-plus revenue month for the casino in July. Unfortunately for the county and for Perryville, their prospective share started getting cut effective July 1. Though Cecil and Perryville had at one time agreed on a 65-35 split of the 5.5 percent local revenue share from Hollywood Casino Perryville, the county wants the town to pick up millions of infrastructure costs the casino operator incurred in building the casino last year.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Revenue surged at Maryland's casinos in November as they collectively pulled in $66.8 million, largely on the strength of a more than 50 percent increase year-over-year at Maryland Live Casino, the state said Thursday. The Hanover complex's gain was by far the largest in the state, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Maryland Live did $53 million in business last month, up about 56 percent over the year. It has 4,328 slot machines and 174 table games. The Casino at Ocean Downs on the Eastern Shore - the only Maryland casino without table games - saw the smallest bump, gaining 4.6 percent over the year.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
MGM Resorts International presented an early look Wednesday at the design for its proposed $800 million casino and resort at National Harbor in Prince George's County — a glassy echo of Washington monuments atop a 1,600-foot-long stepped pedestal. MGM is one of three companies bidding for a license to build the state's sixth casino, to be located in the suburban D.C. county. The other bidders are Penn National Gaming, a casino and racetrack operator already in Maryland, and Greenwood Racing, which owns Pennsylvania's most successful casino.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
Penn National Gaming Inc. took another step Thursday toward being able to bid for a casino license in Prince George's County after Maryland gaming officials approved a corporate restructuring for the owner of Hollywood Casino Perryville. The state Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved Penn National's plan to spin off Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., which would allow the Wyomissing, Pa.-based company to circumvent a state law restricting businesses to one video lottery facility.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Maryland Live's August revenue spiked 64 percent compared with a year earlier, a nearly $21 million increase in a month that saw the debut of the casino's 52-table poker room, the state said Thursday. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency also said the Hollywood Casino Perryville's August revenue rose about 18 percent to roughly $7.7 million. It was the Cecil County facility's second straight month of year-over-year increases after decreasing in recent months - even in March, when it launched its 22 table games.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Maryland's four casinos took in about $66.5 million in revenue in June, capping a fiscal year in which they far exceeded expectations, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Friday. Even with stiff competition from more established gambling destinations in Atlantic City, N.J., and casinos in neighboring Delaware and Pennsylvania, Maryland's nascent industry has exceeded what state financial analysts had anticipated. Maryland Live Casino, the state's largest, has been one of the top revenue generators in the Mid-Atlantic.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
The casino-ization of Maryland continues. The state's Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved Maryland Live's request to open a new two-story, 52-table poker room in time for Labor Day during its meeting Thursday. Members of the group also heard details about the process being used to award a license to build and operate a casino in Prince George's county, which should be completed by the end of the year. They also cleared the way for Caesars to continue developing the Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street near downtown Baltimore.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2011
Hollywood Casino Perryville is getting a new general manager to replace Himbert Sinopoli, who headed the Cecil County operations since February 2010. Casino owner Penn National Gaming announced Tuesday that Sinopoli has been named general manager of Hollywood Casino Aurora in Illinois. Bill Hayles, who most recently was the assistant general manager of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in W.Va., has been named the Perryville casino's new general manager. The personnel shuffle comes as Penn National shifts executives to the company's new properties, creating openings at existing casinos.
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