HANOVER, Md., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a ceremonial roll of the dice on a brand new Craps table, 122 live action table games opened to the public at 12:01a.m. on April 11, 2013, at Maryland Live! Casino, one of the largest and most profitable commercial casinos in the country.
David Cordish, Chairman of The Cordish Companies, ushered in the newest phase of development at Maryland Live!, joined by Joe Weinberg, Managing Partner, and other Cordish corporate officers; Rob Norton, President & GM of Maryland Live! Casino; Stephen Martino, Director of the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency; Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman; and actress and Baltimore native Stacy Keibler, who blew on the ceremonial dice for luck.
With the addition of table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Texas Hold 'Em, Mississippi Stud and Big Six, casino guests will now enjoy a complete Vegas gaming action experience at Maryland Live! Casino, which includes more than 4,300 of the latest and most popular slot machines. Approximately 50 traditional poker tables will also be added to the casino floor when new construction on a 2-level, state-of-the-art Poker Room is complete this Summer 2013 (pending regulatory approval).
"When we set out to create Maryland Live! Casino, our goal was to create a truly world-class gaming, dining, and entertainment destination," said David Cordish, Chairman of The Cordish Companies, which owns and operates Maryland Live! Casino. "With the addition of 122 live action table games to a facility that includes over 4,000 slot machines and the region's premier dining and entertainment venues, there is no doubt that goal has been met. We are incredibly excited to bring the excitement of Vegas-style gaming to our hometown of Maryland."
The Cordish Companies is currently bidding for other gaming licenses in Philadelphia, PA, and Massachusetts.
The addition of new options in gaming entertainment for casino guests also creates more jobs at the facility. Maryland Live! Casino has nearly doubled its staff with the addition of more than 1,200 new employees across all departments, including approximately 800 dealers and table games personnel. Maryland Live! invested nearly $1.5M to establish a Dealer School in order to provide qualified applicants with free training to fill these new positions.
An additional 300 positions will be added for the new Poker Room. Visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com to view available positions and job descriptions.
Revenue for the State
Maryland Live! Casino is one of the most profitable casinos in the country and, currently, the top performing casino in the Mid-Atlantic region. During March 2013, Maryland Live! generated $44,613,545 – the top slot revenue among all competitors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. With the addition of table games revenue, Maryland Live! Casino is poised for a record-setting month in April.
The State of Maryland is also well-positioned to benefit from the additional revenue generated from table games. Currently, the State receives an average of $1M per day in taxes from Maryland Live!, making it one of the highest taxpayers in the State. As of the end of March 2013, the State has already received $236M in taxes from Maryland Live! Casino since its opening in June 2012.
About Maryland Live! Casino
Maryland Live! Casino is conveniently located at the Arundel Mills Mall, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, directly off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Arundel Mills Blvd. and Route 100 in Hanover, MD (Anne Arundel County), with easy access off I-95 at Route 100. Open 24/7, the $500+ million Maryland Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with 122 table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker; 4,337 state-of-the-art slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. Approximately 50 traditional poker tables will be added to the casino floor when a new 2-level, state-of-the-art Poker Room opens Summer 2013. A variety of irresistible dining options, such as Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; and Noodles, an Asian wok and noodle bar; along with a sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the world-class gaming and entertainment experience. Other first-class amenities include the Shop Live! retail store; a bus lounge, and a secure covered 5,000-space parking garage with free parking and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Maryland Live! Casino is owned and operated by The Cordish Companies.
For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com.
The Cordish Companies, now in its fourth generation of family ownership, is an international conglomerate of businesses, including one of the leading gaming, entertainment and real estate development companies in the United States. The company has diverse development expertise with divisions focused on Gaming & Lodging, Entertainment & Mixed-Use, Sports Anchored Districts, Shopping & Lifestyle Retail, Office and Residential. The Cordish Companies also owns and manages a diverse group of operating businesses, ranging from gaming, restaurants/clubs to live music promotion and film/media distribution. The company values itself on the quality of its operations, its long-term relationships, and high level of integrity in all of its endeavors.
The Cordish Companies is the largest and most successful developer of entertainment districts and concepts in the United States. In particular, the company has unparalleled experience in creating and revitalizing high-profile destinations in urban core locations. Many of The Cordish Companies' projects involve public/private partnerships and are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are the company's prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world-famous Inner Harbor; Atlantic City, NJ; Hollywood, FL; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Tampa FL; Kansas City, MO; and Towson, MD.
The Cordish Companies has received the highest possible national awards in its various area of expertise. In real estate, The Cordish Companies has received an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards of Excellence. www.cordish.com
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