BALTIMORE, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies, one of the partners in the proposed Stadium Casino project in South Philadelphia, has received the "Best Casino in Maryland" Award for its Maryland Live! Casino property from Casino Player Magazine, the leading national publication covering the gaming industry,
The magazine's annual "Best of Gaming" Awards survey asks Casino Player readers to vote for their favorite casinos and gaming experiences in the country. Maryland Live! Casino swept the majority of categories among Maryland casinos, taking additional 1st Place honors for Best Players Club (Live! Rewards), Best Comps, Best Dealers, Best Blackjack, Best Craps, Best Slot Tournaments, Best Video Slots, Best Live Poker, Best Poker Tournaments, and the Casino Where You Feel Luckiest.
The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino is the largest and highest grossing casino in the mid-Atlantic region, consistently ranked as the top performing casino among its competitors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Maryland Live! is recognized state-wide as a major driver of tourism and economic development with more than $300 million per year in taxes contributed to the State of Maryland.
The Best of Gaming Awards are among several recent accolades bestowed on the Stadium Casino, LLC partner for its Maryland Live! property. Among them, The Cordish Companies and Maryland Live! ranked at #4 on the Top Corporate Philanthropists in Baltimore list, as released by the Baltimore Business Journal, in recognition of total contributions of over $3.5 million to local charitable and business organizations in the Baltimore region.
Cordish and Maryland Live! were also awarded with the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Award by the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of their philanthropic contributions and strong commitment to public service. The property has also been recognized as the Most Inclusive Casino in the State of Maryland.
From its executive team to its family of employees, The Cordish Companies embrace their commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of those living and working all across Maryland through financial support and volunteer efforts to help meet the critical needs of the community.
As a partner in the proposed Stadium Casino project in South Philadelphia, The Cordish Companies is committed to being one of the major charitable contributors and participants in the Philadelphia community as well.
"We are pleased and humbled by the multiple honors received for Maryland Live! Casino and intend to enact the same level of quality and participation in the South Philadelphia community," said Joe Weinberg, Managing Partner, The Cordish Companies. "The Stadium Casino project will build upon the best-in-class reputation we have developed in Maryland as a premiere gaming and entertainment destination, and leading community partner."
The Stadium Casino project, to be located at 900 Packer Avenue, bound by 10th and Darien Streets, in the heart of the Stadium District in South Philadelphia, will include a 2 million-square-foot facility with a Las Vegas-style casino floor, featuring more than 2,000 slot machines and more than 125 table games; an upscale boutique hotel; spa; valet parking and an approximately 3,000-space parking garage; local and nationally-recognized destination restaurants; and live entertainment venues. The Project is immediately proximate to the Philadelphia Sports Complex, already a major tourist destination, drawing 8.5 million visitors a year. Ideally situated off Interstates 76 and 95, the property is positioned to become a true regional destination resort casino.
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 Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. 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.
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