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The Cordish Companies And National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States To Host Free Industry Educational Summit On Sports Betting At Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Summit Seeks to Educate Potential Maryland Minority Investors and Contractors on the opportunities provided in the new Maryland Sports Betting Law   


HANOVER, MD (June 10, 2021) –The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland will host a Maryland Educational Summit: Sports Betting 101 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Hall at Live!. This free event, made possible by the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) and Spectrum Gaming Group, will be an informative meeting for Maryland minority-owned small businesses, investors, and other interested parties to plan for the upcoming opportunities that will be available as a result of recently passed sports betting legislation in Maryland.  .


With its recent legalization, the State of Maryland has included several provisions to assure that the sports betting industry supports diversity and inclusion from its inception. Maryland has been recognized as a national model for minority inclusion in State procurement and contracting for over 40 years through its Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program and this Summit seeks to highlight the importance of sports betting as an opportunity to continue to positively impact public policy. 


The topics at the Summit will include an overview of the legislation, an introduction to the sports betting ecosystem, and an overview of the application process for potential investors and vendors, including minority business enterprises. Expert panel discussions will be moderated with legislators, gaming suppliers, gaming operators, legal and licensing executives, and industry consultants. The day will conclude with a tour of Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland’s new sports bar and future sportsbook, Sports & Social.


“This past session was about equity and inclusion, and this upcoming sports betting summit is focused on educating our MBE population around the legislation, the gaming industry and the regulations as a whole,” said Maryland State Delegate Darryl Barnes. “It should be a lot of fun.”


“One of our core values at Live! has always been to support local and minority-owned businesses. We are proud to host the Maryland Education Summit: Sports Betting 101 to provide more information on the opportunities and impact that the future of gaming will create in the state of Maryland towards strengthening diverse participation in the industry,” said Rob Norton, President, Cordish Gaming Group. “This discussion is coming at the perfect time as the launch of sports betting is right around the corner. We want to thank the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), Spectrum Gaming Group, as well our Maryland legislative leaders for participating in this important event.”


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About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

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; world-class dining, the ultimate sports fan experience at Sports & Social Maryland, and incredible entertainment at THE HALL at Live!, a three-story multi-use concert and event venue featuring 40,000-square-feet of customizable meeting space and banquet seating. 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 @LiveCasionMD. For employment opportunities, visit


About The Cordish Companies

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.


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