Posts Tagged ‘maryland slots’

Weekly Update: February 20-24, 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Newly Approved Vendors

The Maryland Lottery requires that companies seeking to do any non-gaming business with a Maryland casino be registered or certified dependent on the amount of business within a 12-month period. To learn more, please click here.  To see a complete list of vendors, click here.

  • Brown’s Security Services, LLC
  • Provider of security services/officers

Newly Approved Games


  • Choy Sun Doa – Bank Buster is a 5-reel, 243-way video reel game that offers scatter pays and bonus features.


  • Double Blazing 7s is a 3-reel, 1-line buy-a-pay hybrid mechanical reel game.
  • Big Vegas is a 5-reel, 40-line video reel game with bonus features.
  • Monte Carlo – Rich and Famous is a 3-reel, 1-line, buy-a-pay hybrid mechanical reel game.
  • Winning Times is a 3-reel, 5-line buy-a-pay game utilizing mechanical reels that also have an LCD screen just above the reels to display help screens.
  • Gold Vault is a 5-reel, 25-line mechanical reel hybrid game with scatter pays and a bonus feature.
  • Morocco is a 5-reel, 243-way video reel game with a bonus feature.
  • VooDoo Brew is a 5-reel, 40-line video game with a bonus feature.
  • Money Vault is a 5-reel, 40-line video reel game with bonus features.
  • Blazing 7s is a 3-reel, 1-line spinning reel buy-a-pay game.


  • Deal Draw Poker is a video poker game, with auto hold capability, that contains 8 different base games where each one has a 3-play, 5-play, and 10-play version.
  • AVP Poker 1.1 is a multi-game, multi-paytable poker personality program containing 55 poker themes.
  • Spin Poker Deluxe is a three-hand video poker game.


  • Lion’s Law is a 5-reel, 3 or 5-line High Denomination game that can be configured for $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2 and $5. This game is a video reel game that offers scatter pays and a bonus feature.


  • Treasure Chest is a 5-reel, 30-line video reel game with scatter pays and a bonus feature.
  • Wild Orient is a 5-reel, 40-line video reel game that contains scatter pays and a bonus feature.
  • Mighty Miner is a 5-reel with 243 consecutive ways to win, video reel game.


  • El Toreador is a video reel game that utilizes 4 reel set (1 main reel set and 3 smaller auxiliary reel sets) with a bonus feature.
  • Mystical Lotus is a video reel game that utilizes 4-reel sets (1 main reel set and 3 smaller auxiliary reel sets) with a bonus free spin feature.
  • Kodiak Island is a 5-reel, 9, 20, 30, 40, or 50-line video reel game that contains scatter pays and a bonus feature.

Voluntary Exclusion Program

The Maryland Lottery operates a voluntary exclusion program for individuals who wish to ban themselves from Maryland casinos.  If an individual opts for voluntary exclusion, they will be voluntarily excluded from entering any Maryland casino, as well as cashing checks and using credit cards. The individual will also be taken off of all casino mailing lists. To learn more about Maryland’s Voluntary Exclusion Program, click here.

As of February 23, 2012 the Maryland Voluntary Exclusion Program has 61 participants.

Neighborhoods surrounding Pimlico Race Course to receive $2 million in slots revenue this year

Friday, July 1st, 2011

[VIDEO] – Funds to pay for demolition, acquisition of vacant houses, new 7-acre park, some human services

Is Maryland’s slots program making progress? [VIDEO]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Analysts say casinos holding their own against out-of-state competition, but critics are waiting to see program’s payout

Lady luck is on Tim Blair’s side. Since making Hollywood Casino in Perryville his regular gambling spot, he has won some mini-jackpots of $1,700 to $2,200.

Blair, who used to drive across the border to Delaware to hit the slots, is now sold on Maryland’s casinos.


Committee hears Rocky Gap slots testimony

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Significantly cutting the state’s take on potential slot machine revenue at Rocky Gap could be the key to bringing a serious bidder to the beleaguered resort. The extraordinary measures are justified in order to keep Rocky Gap viable, said several witnesses who testified before the House Ways & Means Committee Tuesday afternoon in Annapolis.


Senate offering more inducements to W. Md. slots operator

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A bill that would provide more incentives to lure a casino operator to Western Maryland advanced Friday in the Senate in the latest attempt to put slots at the state-financed Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort.

The site was one of five authorized in a 2008 statewide referendum on slots. But after two rounds of bidding, the state has yet to land an interested operator.


New bills for slots at Rocky Gap

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Cumberland Times-News

Senate legislation would reduce operator’s fees to state, but some fear it still won’t bring in bids for aging property

A bill filed in the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday as an alternative measure to entice a gambling company to bring slots to Rocky Gap State Park would slash the state’s take to 50 percent of machine proceeds. That’s because the measure endorsed by the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, several delegates believe, just won’t be enough to find a bidder for the beleaguered property.

“It’s a financial burden for the state. Fifty percent of something is better than 64 percent of nothing,” said Delegate Kevin Kelly, who stressed that he’s still behind Senate Bill 512, endorsed by the commission, but believes alternatives need to be considered because of the “dire” situation at Rocky Gap. The alternative bill meets the state takeout figure suggested by Casper Taylor Jr., who represents bondholders in the struggling resort. Taylor said weeks ago that 50 percent was the figure that could make things move and bring slots to Rocky Gap.

Read More

With ruling, panel to seek new slots bidders for city

Friday, February 11th, 2011

A judge has cleared the way for the state slots commission to seek proposals for companies to build and manage the casino approved for Baltimore.

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge John Phillip Miller ruled that a Canadian developer had no claim on the land off of Russell Street that the city selected as a site for the slots parlor.

The Baltimore City Entertainment Group, led by Toronto developer Michael Moldenhauer, had sought $100 million in damages after the city revoked the group’s right to develop the property. The city, which cut ties with Moldenhauer after the state commission rejected his group’s application for a slots license, had asked the judge to end the deal.

Read More

Maryland Casinos Generate More Than $10.7 Million in Revenue During January

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Maryland Lottery today announced revenue numbers for the state’s two casinos — Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County and the Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County.  January’s statewide revenue totaled $10,752,565.55, bringing the cumulative fiscal year total for both facilities to $38,348,993.46.

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated $7,717,143.81 in January bringing fiscal year-to-date revenue to $35,313,571.72 for the facility.  January’s gross gaming revenue per machine per day was $165.96, and the casino is averaging $185.37 in daily per machine gaming revenue since opening September 27, 2010. Ocean Downs generated $3,035,421.74 since opening January 4, 2011, making the gross gaming revenue per machine per day $144.54.

A detailed breakdown of January’s fund disbursement and fiscal year-to-date totals for the individual casinos and the combined state total are as follows:

Gross Gaming
Total January
Total FYTD
Hollywood Casino
January 2011
Hollywood Casino
Ocean Downs
January 2011
Ocean Downs
TOTAL 100 $10,752,565.55 $38,348,993.46 $7,717,143.81 $35,313,571.72 $3,035,421.74 $3,035,421.74
Education Trust Fund 48.5 $5,214,994.29 $18,599,261.82 $3,742,814.75 $17,127,082.28 $1,472,179.54 $1,472,179.54
Casino share 33 $3,548,346.63 $12,655,167.85 $2,546,657.46 $11,653,478.68 $1,001,689.17 $1,001,689.17
Horse racing purse account 7 $752,679.59 $2,684,429.55 $540,200.07 $2,471,950.03 $212,479.52 $212,479.52
Local impact grants 5.5 $591,391.11 $2,109,194.65 $424,442.91 $1,942,246.45 $166,948.20 $166,948.20
Race tracks facility
renewal account
2.5 $268,814.44 $958,724.83 $192,928.60 $882,839.29 $75,885.54 $75,885.54
Maryland Lottery 2 $215,051.30 $766,979.85 $154,342.86 $706,271.41 $60,708.44 $60,708.44
Small, minority, and
women-owned business
1.5 $161,288.49 $575,234.91 $115,757.16 $529,703.58 $45,531.33 $45,531.33

City Officials: Baltimore Slots on Hold

Friday, February 4th, 2011

As video game casinos continue to pop up around Maryland – the most recent opening just miles outside Ocean City earlier this month – the status of Baltimore slots remains in limbo.

City officials say they aren’t accepting bids for a Baltimore venue until a string of legal issues stemming from the last, and only, licensee are cleared. That bidder, the Baltimore Entertainment Group, has been involved in two separate legal quarrels with the slots commission and the city. The commission terminated the group’s contract for failing to meet fee deadlines, prompting the group to file an appeal with the state and sue the city.

Read More

Bill would allow table games at Maryland slots parlors

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Daily Record

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.