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June 9, 2012
David Cordish seems to have set up a winner with the Maryland Live! casino in Arundel Mills ("Maryland Live! casino opens its doors," June 7), but the name that comes to my mind is much older: Millard Tawes. He was a governor, like many, the state would have been much better without. His "I know what is good for people" attitude took slot machines away from Maryland in the mid '60s, so instead of being the East Coast leader in allowing people to enjoy gaming, the state became a terrible also ran. Steven Sass, Baltimore
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn't control. It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of dollars - and the start of an addiction she could never satisfy. "I went out with $30 and went home with $400 and that's all she wrote," she said. Like an alcoholic who needs more drinks to get drunk, she needed to wager ever larger sums to recapture the thrill.
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Eileen Ambrose | March 15, 2012
This seems to be the time of year that employers with exclamation points in their names hold job fairs! Good news for job seekers! Maryland Live! Casino is holding its meet-and-greet with candidates on Saturday, March 17 - or St. Pat's - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryland Live! Employment Center, 7270 Park Circle in Hanover. Or, you can go to the casino's Facebook page and apply online ahead of time . Maryland Live! Casino says applicants should apply via its job site . Then on Wednesday, March 21, Power Plant Live!
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to protect hundreds of gamblers from themselves. The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency might remove the lifetime self-ban option because of concerns that it is excessive and redundant, Stephen Martino, the agency's director, said Tuesday. "We're probably going to change the program in the next couple of months," Martino said.
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Eileen Ambrose | December 6, 2011
Workers who have “that certain something” are being invited to apply online for a job with the casino now going up in Arundel Mills. In its pitch for employees, the casino's site says: “Are you ambitious and outgoing? Do you thoroughly enjoy people and are not afraid to smile? Does doing a good job and getting fairly compensated for it excite you? Then you just may be the person we are looking for to work at the new and exciting Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills.” Right now, the casino is looking to fill certain management positions such as controller, vice president of legal affairs, regulatory and compliance officer and accounts payable supervisor.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
The owners of Maryland Live casino in Arundel Mills have started planning a roughly $200 million hotel and spa, betting on a successful pairing of hospitality and gambling that goes back to the early days of legalized casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. David S. Cordish, chairman and CEO of the Baltimore-based development company whose affiliate owns Maryland Live, said the hotel was part of the original lease with the property owner, and plans are now taking shape. "That will be a Phase Two," Cordish said.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
A man and a woman waiting in the parking garage of the Maryland Live casino in Hanover were robbed at gunpoint early Friday, Anne Arundel County police said. A casino patron who left Maryland Live earlier was sitting in his car with a woman about 7 a.m. Friday when an armed man approached the vehicle and demanded money, police said. The man and woman were not hurt, and the robbery was filmed by security cameras in the parking garage. The suspect fled the garage with an undisclosed amount in a black Nissan Altima, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
Around the clock, teams watch surveillance footage from more than 1,000 cameras covering nearly every inch of the 2 million-square-foot Maryland Live casino, which includes restaurants, a music venue and a 5,000-space parking garage. Two hundred security officers keep watch over gamblers and escort big winners to their cars. Off-duty police boost security, especially on the busiest days when more than 40,000 people pass through the casino's doors. And local police officers patrol the area around the casino, keeping in radio contact with casino security.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Poker players began gathering near the entrance of Maryland Live's poker room at 7 a.m., hours before the noon opening. Nearly 1,000 waited in line when cards finally began to fall on the casino's 52 poker tables. The opening of the poker room, a 14,800-square-foot, two-story addition to the Hanover facility, gives the state its first large-scale poker venue and establishes the Cordish Cos. property as the dominant full-service casino in the Mid-Atlantic. The room won't be a financial windfall compared with other tables or slots, but it has already tapped into a younger audience that longed for a place to play.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
A Prince George's County man has been charged in an armed robbery that occurred early Saturday morning in the parking garage at the Maryland Live casino in Hanover. A man told Anne Arundel County police he and a woman were sitting in a vehicle in the garage shortly before 7 a.m. when they were robbed by a man with what they believed was a semi-automatic black handgun. Police detectives got a tip early Sunday morning from an anonymous caller who said they knew where the robber's vehicle was parked.
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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 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.
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By Mary Johnson, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Ballet Theatre of Maryland artistic director of Dianna Cuatto has a lot to celebrate with the start of the company's 36th season in October. Actually, the celebrating begins Sept. 28 with the ribbon cutting and grand reopening of the theater at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, an event marking the first phase of a multiyear renovation project. The reopening will bring together the hall's four resident companies - Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra - all stepping on stage to show off the improvements, including new seating in the main theater and a stage extension.
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August 26, 2014
Tonight, Baltimore becomes a casino town. With the opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street, the city enters an era of legalized slots, table games and poker that seemed impossible just a dozen years ago. Back then, people were busy drawing lines - first no slots at racetracks; then maybe, but no table games; then state-regulated slots at five locations and then six, along with everything else. Voters got their say, both on the matter of expanded gambling and then the location of the state's largest casino, Maryland Live, at Arundel Mills.
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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 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 Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
Phillips Seafood will open a location at Maryland Live, the Cordish Cos.' $500 million casino and entertainment complex under construction at Arundel Mills. Cordish chairman David Cordish made the announcement at a Tuesday afternoon ribbon-cutting at Phillips new restaurant at the the Power Plant, a Cordish-operated retail, restaurant and office complex in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The addition of Phillips to Maryland Live marks a quick blossoming in the relationship between Cordish and Phillips.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Over the past decade, American casino-goers have come to expect more than just free drinks at the poker table. They want great food, too. Big-name chefs and strong culinary skills have become de rigeur at casinos, and even non-gamblers recognize that casino-adjacent restaurants might be worth a try. At Hanover's Maryland Live! Casino, the newest culinary outpost, Luk Fu, is a pan-Asian restaurant located right on the casino floor. While the food at Luk Fu is likable, service is slower than it should be, especially in an action-packed casino.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Maryland Lottery sales dropped again for a second year in a row as they compete with the state's casinos for the gambler's dollar, the state agency reported Monday. The drop of 1.7 percent for the fiscal year ending on June 30 follows a drop of 2.2 percent the prior year, which was the first time in 15 years that sales had not grown, said Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The first drop came in the year after the opening of Maryland Live in Arundel Mills, the state's largest casino.
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