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Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort

May 22, 2013

Casino could be ‘magic bullet,’ at Rocky Gap, MEDCO boss says

MEDO Executive Director Robert C. Brennan spoke with The Daily Record at length this week about the lodge, a project that he said failed as a hotel, conference center and golf resort but succeeded from an economic development perspective, driving some tourism to Allegany County.

May 1, 2013

‘Rocky Gap Lodge’ is no more

A casino in Rocky Gap State Park is still a few weeks away from opening, but the new owners of what was once a state-owned vacation and conference center have already debuted the resort's new digital presence.

Apr 26, 2013

All day gambling at Rocky Gap?

Casino operators at Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort are betting there will be enough demand to let the gambling facility stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Apr 25, 2013

Rocky Gap casino moving forward

A proposed casino at the troubled Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in Western Maryland could open late next month, slightly ahead of schedule.

Feb 1, 2013

Owner gives update on casino plans in western Md.

ANNAPOLIS — The owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in western Maryland said Thursday that the company hopes to have a casino open in late May and new meeting space completed by late fall. Tim Cope, president of Evitts Resort LLC, told a state commission the casino will have 558 slot machines […]

Jan 23, 2013

Rocky Gap holding job fair for casino card dealers

FLINTSTONE — The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland is looking for card dealers. The resort inside Rocky Gap State Park is holding a job fair Wednesday to fill 100 dealer positions for a casino that will open there in June. Owner Lakes Entertainment says those accepted will attend a 12-week dealer school. […]

Sep 11, 2012

Slots at Rocky Gap planned for latter half of 2013

CUMBERLAND — The new owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland says the resort plans to start operating slot machines late next summer or early next fall. The Cumberland Times-News reported Tuesday on a Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn. The company owns Evitts Resort […]

Aug 6, 2012

Casinos have record month; Perryville seeks to drop some slot machines

Revenue at the Maryland Live casino at Arundel Mills mall propelled the state’s casino program to its second consecutive record revenue month, but the success of the state’s largest casino continues to come at the expense of a competitor 50 miles north.

May 24, 2012

New casino may change the odds for other Maryland sites

David Cordish is quick to tell you that, when it opens on June 6, his Maryland Live! casino in Hanover will have more slot machines than any casino in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. With 3,250 machines, it will be larger than any other U.S. casino was at its opening. Another 1,500 machines set to […]

Apr 26, 2012

Rocky Gap casino license awarded to Evitts Resort

ANNAPOLIS — Former Washington County lawmaker D. Bruce Poole, a member of the state slots commission, said black bears in Western Maryland turned gray while waiting on a license to be awarded for the construction of a slots casino at Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in Allegany County. Though it took longer than some […]

Jan 13, 2012

Maryland rejects Landow-led casino bid for Rocky Gap

ANNAPOLIS – The state Friday afternoon rejected a bid led by former Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow to build a casino at the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort. The move leaves Maryland with just one surviving application to take over the struggling state-owned resort and turn it into a gambling venue. Donald C. […]

May 10, 2011

Gov. O’Malley signs new slots deal at Rocky Gap

CUMBERLAND — Some western Maryland lawmakers have high hopes for the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort now that the state is offering better terms to prospective slot-machine operators. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation Tuesday reducing the state’s take of Rocky Gap gambling proceeds to 50 percent from 67 percent in the first 10 years […]

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