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  • MGM National Harbor bets on A-list music lineup to draw customers

    MGM National Harbor bets on A-list music lineup to draw customers

    Jared and Amy Akman made their first trip to MGM National Harbor in Prince George's County last week for one reason — to see the multiplatinum rock band Kings of Leon kick off its U.S. tour. Sure, the married couple from Lutherville was curious about the new resort's casino, the celebrity chef-driven...

  • Police: Three charged with robbing man they followed home from casino

    Police: Three charged with robbing man they followed home from casino

    Howard County police have charged three people with robbing a Columbia man after they followed him home from Maryland Live Casino Jan. 11. Hayman Rajab Abdulrahman, 23, of Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, Sangar Kamal Majed, 27, of Searles Road in Dundalk, and Khalil Mohammadi, 22, of N. Clinton Street...

  • Baltimore poker professional and other players sue tour

    Baltimore poker professional and other players sue tour

    A Baltimore poker professional has filed suit in Montgomery County, contending that the managers of a poker tour didn't pay him promised prize money for finishing atop a tournament in Aruba last November. Stephen Deutsch and three other players, including one from Montgomery County, say they were...

  • With opening of MGM National Harbor, state casinos shatter revenue record

    With opening of MGM National Harbor, state casinos shatter revenue record

    With the opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort to capacity crowds, Maryland casinos generated a record $133.5 million in revenue during December, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Thursday. The previous state casino monthly record was set in May...

  • Trey Songz rails against MGM National Harbor after being kicked out

    Trey Songz rails against MGM National Harbor after being kicked out

    Sounds like Trey Songz and the casino at MGM National Harbor are not on the best of terms, after the Virginia-born singer-songwriter says he was kicked out of the not-quite-month-old Prince George’s County complex two days before Christmas and had a few expletives-deleted for all concerned. A rant...

  • MGM National Harbor attracted about 170,000 in first week

    MGM National Harbor attracted about 170,000 in first week

    The new MGM National Harbor resort and casino attracted about 170,000 people in its first week and has been at capacity "almost nonstop," says an MGM official. "Since Dec. 8, we have had — as of this morning when I left — over 170,000 through the doors," Mike Pappas, the resort's general counsel,...

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  • Mexico City corruption tour shines unflattering light on graft

    Mexico City corruption tour shines unflattering light on graft

    Look to your right: There's the Pillar of Light, a towering monument shaped like a vanilla wafer cookie. A company was allegedly allowed to overcharge the equivalent of millions of dollars for steel used in its construction. Look to your left: A sculpture commemorating 43 teachers' college students...

  • 7 big Mardi Gras celebrations (not in New Orleans)

    7 big Mardi Gras celebrations (not in New Orleans)

    It’s Mardi Gras season once again, and while New Orleans is the American epicenter of this festive pre-Lenten celebration, there are plenty of other options for some fantastically fun Fat Tuesday revelry. While different locales bring their own unique flavor to the merrymaking, there are some elements...

  • TSA has a bone to pick with BWI flier's knife

    TSA has a bone to pick with BWI flier's knife

    The Transportation Security Administration has a bone to pick with a certain flier from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. TSA posted a photo to its Instagram account Thursday of a knife made out what appears to be some type of bone, which was found on a carry-on bag at BWI. The government...

  • Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

    Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

    No one would call the Aranui 5 a thing of beauty. Half cruise ship and half freighter, it has a cockeyed profile that only its maker could love.  It may not look like much, but it manages to sail to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.   The Aranui navigates the waters of French Polynesia,...

  • Not too late to get away with your Valentine (or galentine)

    Not too late to get away with your Valentine (or galentine)

    Baby, it's cold outside. But you can make February sizzle if you think beyond the bonbon box this Valentine's Day and plan a romantic out-of-town rendezvous. Of course, countless hotels peddle cookie-cutter "romance packages." But most are meh — certainly not sweet enough to sweep anybody off their...

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