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Jan 30, 2013

Spirit plans new flights between BWI and Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Spirit Airlines has announced new budget flights between Las Vegas and the East Coast. The company says Wednesday that it will launch daily nonstop service April 25 between McCarran International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. It’s also starting daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and the Philadelphia International Airport. Officia[...]

Nov 14, 2012

Cordish ready to take on Vegas, Atlantic City

As Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” played over the sound system at Maryland Live Casino, David S. Cordish strode front and center — an attractive 20-something woman on each arm and four more in tow — to tout the newfound national might of his gambling emporium.

Oct 3, 2012

Internet gambling inevitable, executives say

LAS VEGAS — Two top casino executives and the heads of several gambling machine makers agreed Wednesday that Internet gambling is inevitable and that U.S. companies and customers are vulnerable to overseas Internet poker operations. But the chief executives of Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. differed during a keynote panel […]

Sep 25, 2012

Home prices rose in July in 20 major U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. National home prices increased 1.2 percent in July, compared to the same month last year, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index released Tuesday. That’s the second straight year-over-year gain after two years without one. […]

Aug 21, 2012

Solo Cup development foes seek records from councilwoman

A group opposed to rezoning a former industrial site in Owings Mills has filed a Maryland Public Information Act request seeking financial records and personal emails and text messages from Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond. Efforts by developer Greenberg Gibbons to rezone the former Solo Cup property to make way for a Wegmans-anchored shopping […]

Jul 3, 2012

Luck of the law

After graduating law school, some people spend their summer studying for the bar exam and some people win hundreds of thousands of dollars playing poker. Vanessa Selbst graduated from Yale Law School in January. Now, she is $244,259 richer having won an event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Selbst has won a […]

Jun 15, 2012

MGM strikes agreement for casino near Washington

ANNAPOLIS — MGM Resorts International has struck an agreement to build a casino destination at the National Harbor waterfront complex near the nation’s capital. The proposed casino in suburban Maryland would include about 4,000 slot machines and 250 table games with shopping, restaurants and a luxury hotel. The agreement announced Friday is contingent on the […]

Jun 6, 2012

Vegas atmosphere comes to Hanover

David Cordish said Maryland Live! at Arundel Mills mall would be the state’s first first class, world class casino. On opening night, as VIPs pour through the 3,200-slot machine casino’s doors in advance of the official 10 p.m. opening, Cordish is hitting that mark. Maryland State Lottery Agency Director Stephen L. Martino thinks so, too. […]

May 1, 2012

Prince George’s casino would compete with Arundel Mills, Baker says

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said a billion-dollar casino at sprawling National Harbor would take some business away from the Maryland Live! facility at Arundel Mills mall but would “complement” a downtown Baltimore casino. Baker made the comments Tuesday as a guest on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR. A casino on […]

Mar 22, 2012

Allegiant Air returning to Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown Regional Airport is welcoming back an airline offering flights to Orlando after a nearly two-year break. Airport officials said Thursday that Allegiant Air will resume twice-weekly flights to Sanford International Airport on May 25. The Las Vegas-based carrier pulled out of Hagerstown in July 2010 after providing the service for about 19 […]

Mar 9, 2012

China getting giant roller coaster made in Baltimore

A Baltimore company says it’s building the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster for a shopping mall in China. Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development touted the project Thursday as one of the state’s exporting achievements. Premier Rides Inc. says the coaster is for the Great Mall of China, opening next year near Beijing. Premier […]

Jan 17, 2012

Top 10 gadgets from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

After telling us what was hot at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and giving us a peek at the future of smart TVs, Frank Gorman and Julie Harada of Gorman & Williams now present their Top 10 gadgets from the expo. Our thanks to Gorman, Harada and Mike Yang for providing us […]

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