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The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel Takes Top Honor

The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel Takes Top Honor of “Best Overall Gaming Resort” In Maryland In Casino Player Magazine’s Annual Best of Gaming Awards

AAA Four Diamond-Rated Luxury Destination Sweeps Majority of Top Categories with a Record 18 First Place Wins among Maryland Casinos

The Cordish Companies’ LIVE CASINO & HOTEL earned a record 18 first place wins in Casino Player Magazine’s annual Best of Gaming Awards, including the top honor of BEST OVERALL GAMING RESORT in Maryland. The AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury hotel, gaming and entertainment destination also placed in the top spot for BEST CASINO, BEST HOTEL and BEST SPA. Live! Casino & Hotel has received the prestigious Best Casino award every year since opening in 2012.

Casino Player Magazine, the leading national publication covering the gaming industry, invites readers every year to vote for their favorite gaming experiences across the country in the annual “Best of Gaming” Awards. In Maryland, readers also gave Live! Casino & Hotel top honors for Best Players Club for the Live! Rewards customer loyalty program, Best Rooms, Best Comps, Best Promotions, Best Table Games, Best Table Game Tournaments, Best Slot Tournaments, Best High Limit Room, Best Poker Room, Best Poker Tournaments, Best Reel Slots, Best Carnival Games, Best Live Poker, and Best Craps.

“We are always honored to be recognized by Casino Player Magazine readers for providing an unforgettable and luxurious experience in one of the nation’s most competitive gaming markets,” said Anthony Faranca, General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel. “Our winning streak is attributed to our Team Members’ commitment to providing guests with above-and-beyond service during every visit.”

The successful Live! Casino brand continues to expand in the Mid-Atlantic region as The Cordish Companies prepares to open two new gaming and entertainment destinations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Live! Casino Pittsburgh is scheduled to open in Westmoreland County later this year, and Live! Casino & Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia’s Stadium Entertainment District is scheduled to open in early 2021. Both properties promise to deliver the first-class accommodations, amenities and best-in-class customer service experience that have become the hallmark of the Live! brand nationwide. For information about Live! Casino & Hotel, visit


The AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy award-winning accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; the Orchid Kitchen; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. The Hall @ Live!, a 4,800-seat, three-story multi-use concert and event venue, featuring 40,000-square-feet of customizable meeting space and up to 1,600 banquet seating, with a performance lineup of headline entertainment, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit


The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter. “The Cordish Companies,” “The Cordish Company” and “Cordish” are trademarks used under license by independent corporations, legal liability companies and partnerships (“Cordish Entities”). Each Cordish Entity is a separate, single-purpose legal entity that is solely responsible for its obligations and liabilities. No common operations or financial interdependency, and no intermingling of assets or liabilities of the Cordish Entities exists, or should be deemed to exist, as a result of the potential common reference to multiple independent entities operating under the names “Cordish,” “The Cordish Companies” or “The Cordish Company” here or elsewhere.