Monday, May 20, 2013
A Bel Air man and Baltimore man are headed to a championship in Las Vegas next month.
Two poker players at Hollywood Casino Perryville are headed to a national championship in Las Vegas. Steven Lemonakis of Bel Air and Harold Brooks of Baltimore each won a seat Saturday to the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, to be held June 27 to 30 in Las Vegas. The two seats are each valued at $2,500, and each man won $1,500 for traveling expenses. “These are the first Hollywood Poker Open Championship seats to be given away by us, so we are very excited to have the opportunity to send some of our local players to such an amazing resort in Las Vegas for this big poker event!" Tony Ventura, the casino's table games manager, said in a release. The championship comes with a $500,000 top prize, according to the event's website. Hollywood …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Perryville casino surpassed others in Maryland in month-to-month slots revenue increases for March 2013.
Slots revenue at Hollywood Casino increased after live table games were added to its offerings in March. The Maryland Lottery reported that the Perryville casino's slots revenue was up by 34 percent from February to March, after it introduced live table games like roulette and craps on March 6. Overall, slots revenue in Maryland rose by 18 percent between March and February. Here's a look at the slots revenue for each casino in February and March: Casino revenue was distributed to a variety of places, including horse racing purse accounts, local impact grants and small and minority businesses. The breakdown of distribution for slots revenue was as follows: $18.67 million to casinos; $27.86 million to the Education Trust Fund; $3.96 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
All casinos in the state saw increases in revenue in the final month of the year, though revenue from Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs was lower than in 2011. Maryland Live! pulled in $229 million in 2012.
Income for Hollywood Casino Perryville was down in December compared to the same time in 2011, but overall revenue is up across Maryland. The Maryland Live! casino pulled in $229 million in revenue in 2012, comprising more than 60 percent of all gambling revenue statewide, despite opening in June. The Maryland Lottery reported that the casino at Arundel Mills finished the year with $35 million in revenue in December, up from $34 million the month prior. Across the state, Maryland's three casinos pulled in $45.2 million in the last month of 2012, up nearly 5 percent from November. However, December revenue from Ocean Downs and Hollywood Casino was $3.19 million—or 25 percent—less than in 2011, when Maryland Live! was not yet open. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Hollywood Casino Perryville and two other Maryland casinos hauled in a combined total of $43 million last month.
Hollywood Casino Perryville generated more than $5 million in November, while Maryland's three casinos combined to generate $43 million. Still, the Cecil County facility continues to see a major dip in revenue over last year. Hollywood Casino saw a 40.5 percent decrease in money earned compared with November 2011, when it brought in $9,113,039.66. The 1,500-machine facility in Perryville hauled in $5,421,639.64 last month. Maryland Live Casino, which opened in June and operates 4,750 machines, generated $34,365,182.50 last month. The Casino at Ocean Downs brought in $3,315,479.40 from its 800 machines. Without factoring in the major boost from Maryland Live Casino, Maryland's gaming revenue is down 28.5 percent—or $3.478 million—since last…
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Perryville casino's income dip mirrors similar struggles statewide.
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Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has become larger than life. Hollywood Casino Perryville joins in the fun.
Hollywood Casino Perryville has joined in the craze. Staff recently shot a video to the tune of "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen. The song has inspired lip-synced versions from celebrities and groups around the country. Hollywood Casino Perryville has hopped on board. Have you seen any locally-themed renditions? Email email@example.com with a link and we might feature it. Read more about Hollywood Casino Perryville here.
Friday, May 25, 2012
MIchael Osborne won the largest jackpot in Hollywood Casino Perryville history.
Perryville resident and former Aberdeen Proving Ground employee Michael Osborne was enjoying retirement. Now he can enjoy it a little more. Osborne hit for a jackpot of $199,627 playing a dollar cash wheel at Hollywood Casino Perryville Friday, according to a statement from the casino. It was the largest jackpot in casino history. Osborne, who was joined by his son Carl in celebrating the prize, said in a statement from the casino: "It is purely life changing! I just retired and am now going to live happily ever after!" Hollywood Casino Perryville will feature a special Memorial Day barbeque menu Monday. TELL US: What would you do with $199,000? Leave a comment.
Friday, March 9, 2012
A Baltimore woman won $28,871.66 at Hollywood Casino.
Tarzan is known for calling upon Jane. Thursday, he called upon Kimberly. While playing the Tarzan Lord of the Jungle slots at Hollywood Casino Perryville Thursday, Kimberly Tarburton of Baltimore won a $28,871.66 jackpot. TELL US: What's the largest prize you've taken home from Hollywood Casino Perryville? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hollywood Casino Perryville is located just off I-95 in Cecil County.
Hollywood Casino Perryville is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration—and they're bringing it a few days early, too. The casino will offer an all-you-can eat Mardi Gras buffet, along with the King Cake promotion—including a chance to win up to $1,000 in free SLOTPLAY. There are also the details that will give the weekend a Bourbon Street feel, including Mardi Gras beads and Hurricanes in a commemorative glass. Saturday will feature live DJs and cocktails starting at 10:30 p.m., with dancing until 4 a.m. Havre de Grace will throw its own Mardi Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday—hosting a parade through the downtown arts and entertainment district. TELL US: What are your plans for Mardi Gras? Leave a comment.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Where are you watching the Super Bowl?
It's the day of the game. You have options. Go out. Hit a friend's party. Stay home. Don't watch at all. Super Bowl XLVI kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday (TV: NBC). In all likelihood, it will be the most viewed television event ever. So choose wisely. I'll be at home. Whether I'll watch or not is up for debate. Yes, I'm still in shock at the Ravens collapse in New England last month. Anyway, here are a few spots in and around Havre de Grace that we'd recommend for your game-day experience: Bill Bateman’s Bistro This place goes purple with the best of them. But even though the Ravens aren't playing, they'll still open the doors and the game will still be on the many televisions inside. The boneless wings are my go-to. Coakley’s Pub The …