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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
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 follows that the long-awaited opening night of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would include all of those things - but magnified tenfold. As gamblers and curiosity-seekers lined up to enter the building Tuesday night for the first time, VIPs were treated to a performance by a vertical dance troupe - men and women suspended from cables dancing and spinning up and down a high outside wall.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
With the newly opened Horseshoe Casino Baltimore chipping in nearly $1 million a day, revenues from Maryland casinos reached a new monthly record in August, topping $80 million for the first time. The Horseshoe, which opened Aug. 26, generated $5.7 million, or more from its slots and table games in its first six days than the $4.2 million reported for the whole month at the significantly smaller Rocky Gap Casino Resort — and nearly as much as the Casino at Ocean Downs' $5.9 million.
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By Michael K. Burns | August 12, 1997
AFTER A morning of beachcombing on Delaware Bay, the news brief jumped out at me from the local paper. New Jersey was extending restrictions on catching crabs -- horseshoe crabs.Good news, I thought, having found noticeably fewer of these primordial creatures on the ocean's edge and along the bays.New Jersey's reason was not only to save the Limulus polyphemus itself, but to assure a food supply for shorebirds with the eggs of these marine animals.Since horseshoe crabs have been around for a half-billion years, nearly a tenth of the currently estimated age of planet Earth, they have obviously developed sufficient protections to deal with these ancient avian predators and survive.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
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 Hollywood restaurant, Spago, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. From then on, you didn't have to know a flush from a straight to have a good time in Sin City. Within a decade of Spago's opening, Vegas was a paradise for restaurant lovers. Michelin-star chefs like Thomas Keller and Joel Robuchon came to town. Nobu, Le Cirque and other famous New York restaurants opened on the strip.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | May 1, 2012
With another spawning season about to begin, horseshoe crabs appear to be hanging on in Maryland's coastal bays, despite limited habitat for their annual reproductive reunion. Volunteers tallied 23,105 crabs last year, roughly the same number counted in 2010, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program reports. The annual horseshoe crab spawning congregation on the Delaware shore is closely watched, because the ancient sea animals' eggs provide food for shorebirds, particularly red knots , which stop over there to rest and refuel during an epic 9,000-mile migration north.
SPORTS
By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,Contributing Writer | July 17, 1995
The horseshoe that catcher Greg Zaun rubs for luck before each game may need a good polishing after the Orioles' weeklong road trip.Starting catcher Chris Hoiles left Saturday's game with a strained left hamstring and did not play yesterday. The Orioles will know more about Hoiles' status later today.However, even if Hoiles is not put on the disabled list, his playing status will remain iffy. Either way, Zaun figures to get more work."This is something I've wanted all of my life," Zaun said.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,Sun Reporter | June 30, 2007
SLAUGHTER BEACH, DEL. -- This time of year, the horseshoe crabs practically have the place to themselves. With only a sunbather and a smattering of greenhead flies in the distance, the spiderlike creatures mate undisturbed on the sandy shores. But just a few miles away sits what the crab's protectors consider a major threat to a species that is older than dinosaurs - Charlie Auman, a waterman who has spent much of his adult life catching horseshoe crabs and selling them for bait. For the past decade, Delaware officials have been pushing to protect the crabs, which swim into the bay each spring from the ocean and mate by the millions on its shores.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | October 11, 1992
The "Dream Team" lost its first match.Don't remember this scenario during the endless Summer Olympic telecasts? Well, you shouldn't. This isn't the U.S. basketball team that won the gold medal during the Olympics.This is the Dream Team of horseshoe pitching. And it was playing for the Special Olympics, not in the Summer Games.The 11th annual Horseshoe Tournament in Winfield brought out 56 two-person teams yesterday in search of that all-important ringer -- the high-scoring throw that leaves the horseshoe's sides around the metal peg -- and to raise money for the county's Special Olympics, an athletic event for the disabled.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS - If Baltimore football fans were waiting for their counterparts in Indiana to do the right thing, their patience was not rewarded. The Indianapolis Colts are not going to change their name, and local sympathy only goes so far for the city that the horseshoe used to call home.Walk down any street. Stop in any sports bar. You'll hear the same thing. This is Colts country now. It has been 12 years since the team slipped out of Baltimore under the cover of night and to hear these Hoosiers tell it it's time for Marylanders to get on with their lives.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1998
EVEN AS THE Northern Hemisphere approaches its shortest day of the year (Dec. 21) and winter begins to grip the East Coast in earnest, one of spring's great exuberances is taking form in the coastal ocean between Maryland and New Jersey.By the hundreds of thousands, perhaps the millions, horseshoe crabs are beginning to mass along the sea bottom for the long, slow crawl into Delaware and Chesapeake bays to spawn.It is a spectacle to behold, especially in Delaware Bay, where up to a million of the ancient, helmeted creatures emerge on the beaches in May and June.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore says it drew more than 50,000 guests over the three-day Labor Day weekend - its first weekend since attracting about 15,000 to its opening on Aug. 26. The casino said the crowds exceeded expectations. Horseshoe, owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp., benefitted from its location near M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens' stadium hosted the Ohio State-Navy game on Saturday. Attendance was listed as 57,579. "Many of those who attended Saturday's Navy-Ohio State football game at M&T Bank Stadium visited the casino prior to or after the game, generating significant business at the slot machines, table games, bars and restaurants," the casino said in a release.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
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 wearing yellow shirts rushing to break up the fight, which occurred in the line for Pie-Zetta, a pizza restaurant, around 3 a.m. Saturday. "Basically, somebody said something ... to one person and they took it the wrong way," said Kevin Forrest, who witnessed the fight. He said a woman sprayed mace before about 20 security guards stopped the fight and escorted people out of the casino.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
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 their 46th wedding anniversary that he threatened to cut the trip short if she didn't ease up. The slots are closer than ever now for Johnson, who has pursued the big hit from Las Vegas to Maryland Live, even on the mock slots at Bingo World in Glen Burnie. You'd figure she'd be thrilled about Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and its 2,500 machines opening even closer to her Pikesville home, but she says she's not. "I don't care if they open up," said Johnson, who has won a few jackpots in her time.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
As three lawyers for Maryland Live casino entered a federal courtroom Friday morning, it seemed that a list containing information on hundreds of high rollers was on the line, a trove they suspected had been taken by a former employee who had left for a competitor. But as the morning wore on, documents established that the lawyers' problem was considerably smaller. Helena Wong, a former host at Maryland Live, had emailed just 19 elite players. And Wong, who now works at Baltimore's Horseshoe casino, testified that she had gathered the names gradually in the course of her job and had not pulled off a grand heist before leaving.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Looks like Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community could have a big, flashy, deep-pocketed new ally in town in Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street, which opened Tuesday. These days it's not uncommon for major corporations to tout their support for the LGBT community, but not all are as effusive in that support as Horseshoe's parent company, Caesars Entertainment. If you scroll to the bottom of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's website, there is a list of 13 links for business and corporate information about the casino's slots and table games, hotels and local "things to do," and investor relations.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector and Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Opening night at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore went off without a major hitch despite larger-than-expected crowds, long lines and some early jitters, casino and city officials said Wednesday. About 15,000 people visited the casino Tuesday night, said general manager Chad Barnhill. Officials had only expected about 10,000, and lines stretched around the building from well before the casino's 9 p.m. opening until well after. "I think it's pent-up demand," Barnhill said. "We had everybody in the doors shortly after midnight.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
As three lawyers for Maryland Live casino entered a federal courtroom Friday morning, it seemed that a list containing information on hundreds of high rollers was on the line, a trove they suspected had been taken by a former employee who had left for a competitor. But as the morning wore on, documents established that the lawyers' problem was considerably smaller. Helena Wong, a former host at Maryland Live, had emailed just 19 elite players. And Wong, who now works at Baltimore's Horseshoe casino, testified that she had gathered the names gradually in the course of her job and had not pulled off a grand heist before leaving.
NEWS
May 28, 1995
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to check beaches for horseshoe crabs starting Monday.The crabs, one of the oldest surviving species, have started spawning in the sand.The number of horseshoe crabs has dropped severely since the early part of the century when too many were harvested for fertilizer and animal food.The department has proposed dredging restrictions and further study of their habits and habitat.Peak spawning times are high tides during the next few full moons.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Nothing says "Surprise!" like an Australian rapper with three Top 10 songs currently on the Billboard Hot 100. Last night, Iggy Azalea - the 24-year-old pop-rap artist responsible for the inescapable hit "Fancy" - performed a surprise five-song set at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's three-level bar, 14Forty, to celebrate the casino's opening.  She was not the only surprise. Gladys Knight took the stage for a 45-minute set as the doors opened at 9 p.m., and Pauly D, of "Jersey Shore" fame, DJ'd a 90-minute set as well.  Noah Hirsch, vice president of marketing for the Horseshoe, said it took a "good group of team members" to keep the surprises a secret.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
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 follows that the long-awaited opening night of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would include all of those things - but magnified tenfold. As gamblers and curiosity-seekers lined up to enter the building Tuesday night for the first time, VIPs were treated to a performance by a vertical dance troupe - men and women suspended from cables dancing and spinning up and down a high outside wall.
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