September 16, 2019

Live! Casino & Hotel Named Maryland's "Best Overall Gaming Resort," "Best Hotel" and "Best Casino" by Readers of Casino Player Magazine

The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel Named Maryland's "Best Overall Gaming Resort," "Best Hotel" and "Best Casino" by Readers of Casino Player Magazine

Luxury Gaming and Entertainment Destination Earns Record 14 First-Place Wins in Annual “Best of Gaming” Awards
Hanover, MD (September 16, 2019) – The Cordish Companies’ LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL earned a record 14 first place wins, including the top spot as Maryland’s BEST OVERALL GAMING RESORT, as voted by the readers of Casino Player Magazine, the leading national publication covering the gaming industry. The AAA Four Diamond rated casino resort also took top honors as BEST HOTEL and BEST CASINO.
The annual “Best of Gaming Awards” invites readers throughout the country to vote for their favorite gaming experiences. In Maryland, Live! Casino & Hotel also took top honors for Best Players Club for the Live! Rewards loyalty program, Best Promotions, Best Table Game Tournaments, Best Slot Tournaments, Best Poker Tournaments, Best Reel Slots, Best Craps, Best Live Poker, Best High Limit Room and Best Carnival Games.
“With Maryland’s highly competitive casino market, it is important to be at the top of our game and to be perceived as a destination that provides the absolute best gaming and non-gaming options for guests,” said Anthony Faranca, General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel. “Every day we work hard to make their experiences unforgettable, and now with the popularity of the flagship Live! Hotel, which just earned the coveted Four Diamond rating from AAA, and our currently expanding Event Center, we have more to share with them than ever before.”
The ”Best of Gaming” accolades come as Cordish Gaming Group prepares to expand the Live! Casino brand in the Mid-Atlantic region with the development of two new gaming and entertainment destinations. A new Live! Casino & Hotel is currently under construction in the heart of Philadelphia’s Stadium District. A second casino is in development outside of Pittsburgh, in the Westmoreland Township. Both properties are expected to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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About Live! Casino & Hotel
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 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy AAA Four Diamond rated accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit
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; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. 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. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 50 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. 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 or follow us on Twitter.
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