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Feb 15, 2011

Billy Murphy outlines Cordish’s $600M suit against Jockey Club

Attorney William H "Billy" Murphy Jr. of the Murphy Firm held a press conference in his South Street offices on Tuesday afternoon discussing the Cordish Cos.' $600 million defamation lawsuit against the Maryland Jockey Club. "This lawsuit is about righting a terrible wrong," Murphy said.

Feb 10, 2011

Baltimore to start getting share of Md. slots take

Starting in July, counties that have benefited from casino revenue will see a chunk of their money go to the city of Baltimore and Prince George’s County. According to Maryland law, local jurisdictions get 5.5 percent of the slots revenue from the casino in their area. But beginning in fiscal 2012, 18 percent of that […]

Feb 4, 2011

Md. senators tell casino companies to play nice

Two Democratic senators introduced legislation Thursday that would attempt to keep gaming companies from submarining other casino projects in the state. The bill, SB 373, is a clear shot at Penn National Gaming Inc., the owner of Hollywood Casino Perryville and one of the backers of the campaign to derail approval of the casino planned […]

Feb 3, 2011

Penn National’s chutzpah

The classic example of the Yiddish word “chutzpah” has always been the guy who murders his mother and father, then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he’s an orphan. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new contender. After Landow Partners contested Penn National Gaming’s winning $10.25 million bid for Rosecroft Raceway during […]

Jan 27, 2011

Despite appeal, Cordish finally breaks ground on Arundel casino

Officials from the state and the Cordish Cos. Thursday broke ground on its Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills, despite a new attempt to file a complaint about the casino with the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals. The occasion marks the commencement of construction for the long-awaited and highly-contested gaming and entertainment complex. Anne […]

Jan 24, 2011

Cordish Cos. plans Nebraska entertainment complex

The Cordish Cos. will soon add to its development portfolio an upscale outlet center and entertainment area in Nebraska. The Baltimore-based developer revealed plans Monday to build the center in La Vista’s Southport West Development, outside Omaha, Neb. The first phase of the project, called Live! at Southport West, will include national and regional restaurants […]

Jan 14, 2011

Bill would allow table games at Maryland slots parlors

ANNAPOLIS – Casinos in Maryland would be allowed to add table games like blackjack, poker and roulette to their gaming floors under legislation introduced Friday by a Baltimore County senator. “I think we’re at such a disadvantage with all the states around us,” said Sen. Katherine A. Klausmeier, a Democrat. “We have to step up […]

Jan 13, 2011

Lawyer says Rocky Gap needs lower tax on slots

CUMBERLAND — The head of a law firm representing bondholders at Rocky Gap Lodge says a lower tax rate on slot machine proceeds is needed to spark greater interest in attracting a bidder. Casper Taylor Jr. says a state panel proposed changes this week that help sweeten the deal. But he says dropping the tax […]

Dec 30, 2010

The Daily Record’s top 20 stories of 2010

No. 1: The blizzards With bread, milk and toilet paper nearly cleared from local store shelves, flakes began to fall on the metro region the evening of Feb. 5. What followed was labeled historic and expensive with a Biblical twist as the term “snowmaggedon” was used to describe the back-to-back blizzards that slammed Maryland, burying […]

Dec 28, 2010

Ocean Downs casino to have its dry run

State regulators will put the Casino at Ocean Downs through its paces Wednesday as part of one of the final hurdles the Worcester County slots parlor has to clear before it can open its doors to the public. The invitation-only test drive will give Maryland Lottery Agency overseers a chance to watch the casino staff […]

Dec 28, 2010

A year of Maryland Newsmakers

Sixteen important figures in Maryland came to The Daily Record's offices to talk with reporters and editors this year: We called them Maryland's Newsmakers. From Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, to Cordish Cos. President David Cordish, to former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon, each answered questions about their careers and influence in the state.

Dec 14, 2010

On the Move, 12/14: Goldsmith joins BBB’s board of directors

Jason Goldsmith, CEO of CARCHEX, has been added to the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland’s board of directors. He bought CARCHEX, a provider of mobile pre-purchase vehicle inspections, in 2003. The company also offers extended warranties. Before creating CARCHEX, Goldsmith established and ran several Internet marketing businesses, including GoldNet, an interactive advertising agency, an[...]

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