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By Karin Remesch | September 21, 2000
Lou Rawls at Ocean Downs Grammy Award-winning singer Lou Rawls, who has recorded more than 60 albums during a career that spans more than 40 years, performs tomorrow at Bally's at Ocean Downs near Ocean City. Expect to hear songs from Rawls' newest album, "Season 4 U," and his hits from the '60s and '70s, including "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine." Roomful of Blues, twice named the Down Beat International "Blues Band of the Year," opens the show.
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BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Maryland's four casinos generated $69.3 million in revenue in July, about $36.3 million of which was returned to the state. Maryland Live, the Hanover facility owned by the Cordish Cos., made $52.5 million from 4,323 slot machines and 122 table games and continued moving toward keeping more of its revenue than it pays back to the state. The casino paid about $27 million in taxes and kept $25.5 million. Table games, which are taxed at only 20 percent compared to 67 percent for slot machines, contributed $14 million toward the casino's share.
NEWS
October 23, 2012
I cannot agree with letter writer Susan Beckwell of Bowie who suggested that we keep Maryland money in Maryland by approving a sixth casino at National Harbor which is being promoted by politicians from that area ("Question 7: Keep Maryland money in Maryland," Oct. 22). If one wants to really keep Maryland money in Maryland, then I strongly recommend that we build the other two casinos already approved in Baltimore City and at Rocky Gap to go along with Arundel Mills, Ocean Downs and Perryville and then see if a sixth one along the Potomac River is warranted..
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1997
FORT WASHINGTON -- Disputes within the racing industry that simmered behind the scenes for months burst into public view yesterday at a meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission at Rosecroft Raceway.The conflicts revolve around simulcasting out-of-state horse races. Although they are disputes over money among headstrong track owners, they threaten the statewide network that allows bettors to wager on harness and thoroughbred races from around the country.The owners of the state's harness tracks, Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County and Ocean Downs near Ocean City, want to televise out-of-state thoroughbred races without the consent of -- and without paying a premium to -- the state's principal thoroughbred tracks, Pimlico and Laurel Park.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
Rosecroft Raceway, founded in 1949 and closed in 2008, will reopen its doors on a new harness racing season Friday night. "We're ecstatic," Tom Cooke, president of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, told the Maryland Racing Commission at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. " We're back to live racing, something a lot of people didn't think would ever happen. " Rosecroft is opening for 20 days of live racing on Friday and Saturday nights. It will feature a 10-race card with post time at 6:45 p.m. Cooke also told the Commission that Penn National, the track's new owner, is increasing the total nightly purse from $16,000 to $25,000.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2011
Maryland's two casinos generated $13 million in revenue last month, a slight uptick from February, the state lottery announced Tuesday. Hollywood Casino Perryville brought in $9.8 million in March, up from $9 million in February. The Casino at Ocean Downs on the Eastern Shore generated $3.3 million last month, up from $3.1 million in February. Since the opening of the Perryville and Ocean Downs in September and January, respectively, the two casinos have generated $63.6 million.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2004
OCEAN CITY -- With debate on legalizing slots bogged down in the Maryland Senate over a plan to allow the machines at the Ocean Downs harness racing track, business and political leaders here say they remain solid in their opposition to gambling -- at the beach or at its doorstep. The proposal, backed by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, would allow up to 1,000 of the gambling devices at the track a few miles from the vacation spot that annually draws 8 million visitors -- a move opponents say runs counter to the resort's family-friendly image.
NEWS
By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | August 17, 2008
OCEAN CITY - The dusty harness track in Berlin, with its minor-league charm and horse-and-buggy night races, is no threat to the tourism juggernaut on the beach five miles away - and that's just how Ocean City business and political leaders want to keep it. But if Marylanders vote in November to legalize slot machine gambling, Ocean Downs is the likely site for a 2,500-machine casino, a prospect that conjures nightmares in the minds of town officials, who...
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1996
The casino operator whose bailout proposal for the state's harness tracks was rejected by track owners this week will continue to talk to them, but is losing patience with the process."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Teara D. Quamina | May 14, 1998
Explore marine biologyDive into the world of marine biology on Saturday at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences' Horn Point Laboratory. This year's open house theme is "Exploring Changes In Your Environment: From Microorganisms To Chesapeake Bay and Planet Earth." The laboratory welcomes visitors with self-guided tours, exhibits, presentations and hands-on activities. Scientists, students and staff will highlight current environmental changes. Children will enjoy activities and projects throughout the campus, including a touch tank filled with bay animals.
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