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The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino Awarded "DON RIDDLE CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AWARD" From The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

HANOVER, Md., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Live! Casino, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, has been awarded the DON RIDDLE CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AWARD from the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious business award is presented to honor a company for its philanthropic contributions and strong commitment to public service, and celebrates the recipient's dedication to giving back to the communities they serve.

Source: Prnewswire Website

New York on track to award upstate casino licenses

Robert Williams, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, said commission staff expects to have analyses of the background investigations of the casino operators and principal management staff by mid- to late-October. The staff is also working on the licensing documents, which will be similar to contracts. “Once those components are in place and fully implemented, the commission will be in a position to formally consider licenses," Williams said during a commission meeting Thursday in Brooklyn, according to a transcript provided by the agency's press officer. "You remain on-track to take licensing action by the end of the calendar year."

Source: Bizjournals Website

eSports Innovator Rahul Sood Stresses Importance of Casinos Reaching New

Demographic

Rahul Sood was yet another speaker at last week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) that stressed the gambling industry’s need to reach out and attract a new demographic of players, specifically a younger audience.

His remarks came a day after Caesars CEO Mark Frissora said millennials are critical to growing casino gambling. During his Thursday keynote address, Sood argued that the 20 and 30-somethings routinely bypass the casino floor as quickly as they can to reach the nightclub, noting that today “to build a successful casino, you have to build a nightclub.”

Source: Casino Website

Gamblers evacuated during Atlantic City casino electrical fire

ATLANTIC CITY — A casino floor had to be temporarily evacuated during an electrical fire Saturday evening at Bally's Wild West. The fire call came in at 6:42 p.m., acting Fire Chief Scott Evans told The Press of Atlantic City. The third-floor transformer room was filled with heavy black smoke, making it difficult to find the source of the fire, Evans said. But Ladder 2 Capt. Arial Beltran was able to lead his crew to a electrical panel that was burning.]

Souce: Pressofatlanticcity Website

NetEnt Games Go Live with New Jersey’s Borgata Online Casino Popular developer and provider of numerous online casino gaming solutions announced that a selection of its titles has gone live with the Borgata Online Casino in New Jersey. This is NetEnt’s first foray into the North American online gambling market after the company received a transactional waiver by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement earlier this month to offer its products under the Borgata and bwin.party brands. With the said transactional waiver, the gaming provider is now able to supply a selection of its most popular titles to Borgata’s online casino while its application for a full gaming license is being reviewed by the New Jersey gambling regulator. Source: Casinonewsdaily Website





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