Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an unexpected sight from another age: a single, worn headstone from 1834.
Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the standing-room crowds once common to high tourist season at the world's most famous boardwalk have found other spots to visit and place their bets.
The owners of Maryland Live casino – the largest in Maryland and one of the top revenue casinos on the East Coast – formally applied on Monday along with Penn National Gaming, Inc. for a license to develop a $750 million hotel and casino in the Hudson Valley region about 60 miles north of Manhattan.
Baltimore County will add additional police officers and offer special parking rates to handle new development in Towson, including the July 10 opening of the Cinemark movie theater, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday.
Since legalized gambling began in Maryland, tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and police to iPads and small business loans.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is working with the city of Baltimore to hire about 1,700 people for jobs ranging from dealers to restaurant servers before it opens this summer. The city wants to help city residents get the jobs since its unemployment rate is currently about 8.3 percent.
Two Maryland casino operators are teaming up in hopes of opening a casino and resort in the Hudson Valley-Catskills area of New York, and are considering other projects in that state, the companies announced.
By the end of 2016, MGM Resorts International plans to have built a nearly $1 billion facility at National Harbor in Prince George's County — high on a bluff above the Potomac River — that analysts say will transform the Maryland gambling market, potentially raising the state's profile as a destination for high rollers from around the world.
Though a Baltimore County jury agreed that former cardiologist Mark Midei placed stents in Glenn Weinberg's heart unnecessarily, one juror said panel members did not all agree that the procedure caused the prominent businessman to miss out on a stake in Maryland's largest casino.
A Baltimore County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the latest malpractice case against Mark Midei and the former owners of St. Joseph Medical Center after jurors failed to agree on how much to award in damages
Ten million people passed through the doors of the Maryland Live casino over the past year, seeking fortune — or at least entertainment — at slot machines and poker tables. But some ended up leaving without their cellphones or wallets, becoming victims of petty crime at the state's largest casino.
Former cardiologist Mark Midei took the stand Tuesday during the most recent civil suit against him and the previous owners of St. Joseph's Medical Center, in which the plaintiff is accusing him of performing unnecessary stent procedures.
St. Joseph Medical Center did not have authority over medical decisions cardiologist Mark Midei made for his stent patients, attorneys for the Towson hospital said in court Monday, in an attempt to separate the institution from the doctor accused of performing unnecessary procedures for money.
Attorneys for St. Joseph Medical Center and its former star cardiologist, Mark Midei, repeatedly and fruitlessly objected during opening statements Friday in a civil case accusing them of medical malpractice against a prominent Baltimore businessman — a contentious kickoff to what's expected to be a lengthy trial.
Maryland Live casino's August revenue spiked 64 percent compared with a year earlier, a nearly $21 million increase in a month that saw the debut of the gaming facility's 52-table poker room, the state said Thursday.
Officials at Maryland Live Casino swung sledge hammers Thursday to remove a wall separating the casino floor from its eagerly awaited poker room, which is under construction and scheduled to open in August.
The Baltimore Sun's parent said Wednesday that it plans to spin off its newspapers as a separate company, the latest move in the Tribune Co.'s effort to focus on the more profitable television industry.
Optimism abounds for Caves Valley Partners' plan to build Towson Row, a one million square foot mixed-use community off York Road near Towsontown Boulevard. There's demand for new construction and the walkable experience that the project aims to create, real estate experts say.
An Anne Arundel County jury has awarded a Cordish Cos.-backed pro-slots campaign committee substantially less than it sought from a Glen Burnie engineer who admitted removing its signs because he opposed the 2010 ballot effort to bring slots to the Arundel Mills area.
Many regular customers of the Amish vendors at the Joppatowne Flea Market were upset to hear the news Saturday that at least two of those vendors will have to leave, the result of a legal battle between the Flea Market's neighbor in the Joppatowne Plaza Shopping Center, the Redner's supermarket, and the owner of the shopping center, the Cordish Cos. of Baltimore.
David Corrigan is in an Anne Arundel County courtroom this week, where he is fending off a lawsuit this week from the Cordish Cos.-backed Jobs & Revenue for Anne Arundel County. The campaign is seeking more than $120,000 from him to compensate for the loss of 3,000 signs, plus punitive damages.
The Cordish Cos., the Baltimore-based real estate developer that owns and operates Maryland Live casino, announced Thursday that it has been selected to develop portions of a airport complex in Alabama.
For the first time Wednesday, Marylanders could play table games without leaving the state. About 35 of them were waiting when Hollywood Casino in Perryville sent out a small team of dealers to begin table play about 2 p.m.
Hollywood Casino in Perryville, owned by Penn National, got preliminary permission Tuesday to open 20 table games to the public starting March 7. Maryland Live, the state's largest casino, does not plan to offer table games until April 11.
Baltimore County elections officials have rejected developer-funded petitions that sought to place the County Council's comprehensive zoning decisions on the 2014 ballot, saying the petitions didn't meet legal standards.