ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Live! Casino, the mid-Atlantic region's newest gaming and entertainment destination, opened its doors at 10:00 p.m. on June 6, 2012, bringing a new level of gaming action, irresistible dining options and sizzling nightlife to the East Coast.
Cordish Companies Chairman David Cordish and Managing Partner Joseph Weinberg were joined at a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony by Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, Maryland State Lottery Agency Director Stephen Martino, Robert J. Norton, President and General Manager, Maryland Live! Casino, and celebrated chef Bobby Flay, as thousands of eager customers waited for the doors to open.
"Maryland Live! Casino is a world-class gaming, dining and entertainment destination. All you have to do is walk through the doors to realize that we have created a very special experience here for our guests," said Joseph Weinberg, Managing Partner, The Cordish Companies. "Our goal is to give our customers a 'WOW' experience every time they visit the property."
Developed and owned by The Cordish Companies, Maryland Live! Casino represents an investment of $500 million and is one of the largest construction projects in the state of Maryland. The project broke ground in January 2011 and has employed approximately 2,500 workers through its development. Upon completion in October 2012, the property will employ approximately 1,500 employees; generate $400 million in tax revenue per year to support local schools, making it the single largest annual and ongoing source of revenue for Maryland's children; and generate $60 million in annual spending on goods and services, all benefiting the local economy.
Located at the Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the first phase of Maryland Live! Casino opens with approximately 3,200 Las Vegas-style slot machines and electronic table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, and Pai Gow Poker. Slot offerings include a mix of the latest games and classic favorites, such as Monopoly, Sex and the City, Wizard of Oz, Hot Shots and a full line of Quick Hits and Progressives.
A lineup of nationally-acclaimed restaurant brands, such as Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay, The Cheesecake Factory® and Baltimore-based Phillips® Seafood will join the Live! Market Buffet and Noodles, an Asian wok and noodle bar, to offer a variety of irresistible dining options. And guests can place their bets, while placing their drink orders, at the R Bar, a unique, interactive bar inspired by the game of Roulette, where the bartenders serve double-duty as "dealers" calling the game.
Between July and October, Maryland Live! will open Rams Head Center Stage, another regional favorite, featuring live entertainment nightly; and The Prime Rib®, the legendary, Zagat-award winning steakhouse, also based in Maryland. The Shop Live! retail store, a bus lobby, and an additional 1,550 slots and electronic table games, including High Limit Slots, will complete the Live! experience.
Casino guests can sign up now for the Live! Rewards® Card and start earning great benefits no matter how much they play. Members will be the first to hear about special events and promotions at Maryland Live! Casino and receive mail/email offers tailored to their preferences.
Maryland Live! Casino will be open Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Casino guests must be 21 years of age. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483) or visit www.marylandlivecasino.com or www.myliveonlinecasino.com. Follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter @MarylandLive.
About Maryland Live! Casino
Located at the Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the new $500 million Maryland Live! Casino will be one of the largest gaming, retail and entertainment destinations in the country, upon completion in Fall 2012, with 4,750 slot machines and electronic table games; designer name brand shopping; Rams Head Center State, a state-of-the-art, live entertainment venue; and nationally-acclaimed restaurants, such as Bobby's Burger Palace from celebrated chef Bobby Flay, The Cheesecake Factory®, Phillips® Seafood, and The Prime Rib®. Phase 1 of the $500 million project opened on June 6, 2012. Maryland Live! Casino is being developed by The Cordish Companies.
Maryland Live! Casino is located at 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD, 21076. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483) or visit www.marylandlivecasino.com or www.myliveonlinecasino.com. Follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter @MarylandLive. 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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