HANOVER, Md., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its tradition of serving as one of the region's leading charitable donors, The Cordish Companies and its Live! Casino & Hotel today announced a new and unique charitable initiative estimated to result in $1 million in new giving for 2017.
With the newly launched "PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" program, the first $10 that each casino guest wagers on a slot machine or table game in January, using their Live! Rewards® Card, will be directed to Live! Casino's philanthropic giving fund for the year. The initiative is the only one of its kind in the State.
"Maryland is not just a place of business to Live! Casino, it is the longtime home of the Cordish family, which owns and operates Live!," said Robert J. Norton, President, Cordish Global Gaming Group. "We are a recognized economic engine and philanthropic leader in the State, and are always looking for new ways to be a good neighbor. "PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" is another demonstration that we are local and here to stay. And it lets us make our customers – our extended family – partners in our giving for 2017."
"Once again, Live! Casino is setting itself apart as a dedicated supporter of our local community," said Mark Roeder, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Maryland. "As part of the Live! family, we are grateful for their many contributions that involve ongoing outreach, financial donations and volunteerism in support of the Susan G. Komen Maryland mission. We are excited to see the outcome of this fun, progressive approach to philanthropy."
Corporate giving is a core value of The Cordish Companies, which owns and operates Live! Casino & Hotel. Family-owned and locally-based, The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino are highly regarded throughout the State for their long-standing commitment to the community, having been ranked as one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Baltimore area since opening in June 2012. "PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" cements that commitment and puts Live! Casino & Hotel at the forefront of regional businesses pledged to support community interests.
"PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" begins immediately and will continue throughout January. It is the practice of Live! Casino & Hotel to dispense philanthropic contributions throughout the year to a wide range of organizations. Past recipients include such notable organizations as Susan G. Komen Maryland; the USO of Baltimore-Washington DC; the Casey Cares Foundation; the Capital Pride Alliance; and the American Red Cross, to name a few. The companies also sponsor numerous international non-profit and business organizations, which benefit regional Asian and Hispanic communities.
Donation and sponsorship requests can be made by filling out the online donation request form at www.marylandlivecasino.com
About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
Just announced – the new flagship Live! Hotel, coming 1st Quarter 2018; and the new Live! Lofts, now open. Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7, Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. The property offers world-class dining and entertainment, including Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood Express; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Morty's Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli; and Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine. Two new eateries include 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and pupusas. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with direct elevator access to the casino floor. Live! Hotel will feature 310 luxury guest rooms, along with a lively bar and entertainment scene, a day spa and salon, an event center, and meeting facilities. Live! Lofts boutique hotel is located just minutes from the casino and open while renovations are underway. For reservations, call 443-445-2929. Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit Marylandlivecasino.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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