Maryland Live! Casino Becomes 1st Company in the State to Receive the Maryland Office of Tourism Development Economic Engine Award for Two Consective Years
Hanover, MD (November 13, 2014) – Maryland Live! Casino has become the first company in the State to receive the Maryland Office of Tourism Development Award in the category of Economic Engine for two years in a row, in recognition of its role as a major driver of tourism and economic growth in the State of Maryland. One of the largest casinos in the country, Maryland Live! is the State’s premiere gaming and entertainment destination, featuring 189 live action table games, including a Poker Room; more than 4,200 slot machines, seven restaurants, and a live entertainment venue. The $500+M facility has served as a major driver of tourism and economic growth for the entire State of Maryland since its opening in June, 2012, attracting over 10M visitors per year. The facility has consistently ranked as the top performing casino in Maryland, as well as the entire mid-Atlantic gaming market for the past year, including the leading properties in Atlantic City, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Due to its success, the State receives approximately $1M per day in taxes from Maryland Live!, making it the highest taxpayer in the State. The Casino is also one of the largest employers in the State with over 3,000 Team Members. Maryland Live! and its owner/operator The Cordish Companies have been recognized as one of the top corporate philanthropists in the State having donated more than $2.6M to various non-profit and charitable organizations in the past year. In addition, Maryland Live! and Anne Arundel County will award over $15M in local impact grants comprised of gaming tax revenues to fund additional growth and development in the region, as well as numerous new jobs. “Maryland Live! Casino is proud to be the first company in the State to receive the Economic Engine Award from the Maryland Office of Tourism Development for two consecutive years,” said Rob Norton, President and General Manager, Maryland Live! Casino. “Maryland Live! was conceived and developed to be a world-class gaming, entertainment and retail destination. With our beautiful facility, convenient location, amenities, and service, we will continue to be the market leader, attracting millions of visitors per year to the State to enjoy new restaurants, gaming, high-profile special events, national poker tournaments, and nightly entertainment.” 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 189 live action table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive, and a Poker Room; more than 4,200 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. A variety of irresistible dining options include 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; Noodles Ramen Bar; and the new Luk Fu, featuring authentic South East Asian cuisine. 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 valet service, free self-parking and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Maryland Live! Casino is owned and operated by The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit www.marylandlivecasino.com or www.myliveonlinecasino.com Follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter. For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com. About Cordish 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 & Lodging and Entertainment Management. 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. www.cordish.com.