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The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland sweeps the competition earning 17 first place wins in Casino Player Magazine’s annual ‘Best of Gaming’ 2022 Awards

The Regions Top Tourist Destination Receives 31 Total Accolades from Leading National Gaming Industry Publication Including Best Overall Gaming Resort


Hanover, MD  The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland today announced that the property has earned the highest recognition across all major categories in the BEST OF GAMING 2022 AWARDS, by readers of the leading national gaming industry publication, Casino Player Magazine. This includes the sought-after Best Overall Gaming Resort accolade. 


The AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury gaming and entertainment destination dominated the Maryland casino category, claiming 17 first place prizes, including Best Overall Gaming Resort; Best Hotel; Best Rooms; Best Casino; Best Players Club; Best Comps; Best Promotions; Best Table Games; Best High Limit Room; Best Poker Room; Best Poker Tournaments; Best Non-Smoking Casino; Best Reel Slots; Best Live Poker; Best Craps; Best Betting Options; and Friendliest Sportsbook.

“Across our property, we strive to bring best-in-class offerings to our guests, whether they come for the gaming, entertainment, hotel, or dining,” said Rob Norton, president of Cordish Gaming Group. “To earn 17 first place wins, in addition to 14 second- and third-place wins, is heartwarming, especially knowing that these wins are secured through votes placed by our guests. It tells us we’re doing something right and motivates us to continue elevating our property.”

In addition to the 17 first place wins, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland also earned second place in the following categories: Best Hotel Lobby; Best Hotel Staff; Best Suites; Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At; Best VIP Services; Best Hosts; Best Dealers; Best Video Slots; Best Overall Sportsbook; Best Prop Bets; and Best Sportsbook Promotions. The property also earned third place for Casino Where You Feel the Luckiest; Best Carnival Games; and Best Roulette.

The magazine’s annual “Best of Gaming” Awards encourages readers to vote for their favorite gaming features and amenities at casinos around the country. Since opening in 2012, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland has consistently taken the lead for most major categories. 

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About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

The four-time AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland is one of the largest and most luxurious commercial casinos in the country. Offering guests a range of activities including gaming, entertainment, world-class dining and hotel accommodations, Live! Casino & Hotel is consistently ranked the top tourist attraction in the state. Located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and adjacent to the popular Arundel Mills Mall, the property features one of the area’s biggest entertainment venues, The HALL at Live!, along with Maryland’s #1 Sportsbook with partner FanDuel at Sports & Social Maryland. Other amenities include 183 live action table games, a large Poker Room, approximately 4,000 slot machines, two High Limit Rooms, and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. The award-winning hotel features 310 luxury guest rooms and The Cordish Art Collection complete with more than 40 pieces of contemporary art from world-renowned artists including Andy Warhol. Multiple dining options and guest services round out the experience at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. More information can be found at

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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