LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL EXPANDS ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS WITH NEW SPORTS & SOCIAL RESTAURANT, GAMING AND SOCIAL LOUNGE SLATED TO OPEN IN WINTER 2021
Venue to Include Sports Betting upon State Election (Question 2) and Legislative Approvals
Sports Betting Projected to Bring Tens of Millions of New Dollars to Maryland’s Schools and Communities, New Jobs and Expanded Gaming Options for Guests
Hanover, MD (October 7, 2020) – Live! Casino & Hotel announced today that construction of the new SPORTS & SOCIAL dining and entertainment venue is now underway with a projected opening in Winter 2021. The $12 million project, designed by the internationally-acclaimed I-Crave Design, will transform the space formerly occupied by Live! Center Stage into a one-of-a-kind restaurant, gaming and social lounge for those seeking the ultimate sports fan experience.
Serving a Classic American Grill menu perfect for watching the game or a night out, the 212-seat Sports & Social is a perfect blend of sports viewing excellence with integrated casino and social games. The venue will feature a state-of-the-art AV system with more than 100 linear feet of LED screens, including a giant, 47-foot wide main screen. Every guest will be able to watch at least 10 games at once. In addition, Sports & Social will feature two main bars, luxurious VIP lounges, tiered sports viewing lounge chairs, casino games such as blackjack and roulette, as well as an assortment of interactive social games including mini-bowling and oversized foosball. Located in the heart of the casino floor, Sports & Social is designed to bring the energy of the casino into the venue.
Sports & Social is also designed to seamlessly incorporate and launch sports betting in the venue should Maryland voters approve Question 2 on Election Day, thereby expanding the gaming and entertainment options available to its guests. Through its partnership with FanDuel, and pending regulatory approval, the venue will provide guests with multiple options to wager, including self-service kiosks and retail windows, all within sight of the big game.
“We are excited to add this nationally-recognized venue to the incredible selection of dining and entertainment experiences at Live! Casino and Hotel. If Maryland voters pass Question 2, Sports & Social will also become home to the most exhilarating sports betting facility in the region. In doing so, we will realize the potential sports betting has to bring tangible benefits to the State, including tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue that will support our schools,” said Rob Norton, President, Cordish Gaming Group. “Half the states in the country have already authorized sportsbooks including all the states surrounding Maryland. They are taking revenue that should stay in Maryland to benefit our schools and to create new jobs here in Maryland.”
Nationally-Recognized Powerhouse Concept
Sports & Social is a powerhouse concept by The Cordish Companies that has anchored major sports and entertainment districts across the country, including the Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park at Live! at the Battery, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium in Ballpark Village and at Texas Live! between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, brand-new Globe Life Field, and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium
Cordish recently announced Sports & Social Steel City will join the offerings at the new Live! Casino Pittsburgh, opening later this year with a FanDuel sportsbook. The Sports & Social FanDuel Lounge will also be making its mark at Live! Casino & Hotel in Philadelphia, opening in early 2021 in the Stadium Entertainment District, surrounded by four major professional sports teams,
“After The Hall at Live! opened and became our main entertainment venue, it was natural for us to look at Live! Center Stage as the place to introduce Sports & Social, which has become a favorite around the country. We can’t wait for our guests in Maryland to experience this brand-new installment that will have the Live! flair that our customers have come to expect,” said Anthony Faranca, General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel. “This unique concept also promises to be the next evolution of the casino sportsbook and we look forward to incorporating sports betting into the offerings should Question 2 be approved by Maryland voters.”
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About Question 2
Question 2 is a referendum question on the November 3, 2020 Maryland ballot that asks voters to weigh in on whether to authorize sports and events betting at licensed facilities to fund education in the State of Maryland. If approved by voters, the referendum authorizes the General Assembly to approve legislation that would allow the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue sports betting licenses.
About Sports & Social
Sports & Social is a powerhouse concept that offers its guests a complete food and beverage, sports viewing and entertainment experience. Each venue boasts state-of-the-art AV technology showcasing the top sports events year-round, a wide variety of interactive social games such as duck pin bowling, ping pong, shuffle puck, darts, skeeball and foosball, and live music throughout the week. Sports & Social can be found in and around professional sports stadiums around the country including at the front doors of the Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium, and between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, brand-new Globe Life Field, and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium at Texas Live! in the Arlington Entertainment District. Sports & Social is experiencing significant growth and continues to expand nationwide. The concept will soon open at Live! Casino Pittsburgh and will feature a FanDuel Sportsbook, Americas #1 Sportsbook, providing a unique gaming, sports and entertainment experience.
About Live! Casino & Hotel
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 LiveCasinoHotel.com. 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 LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs.
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 www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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