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Maryland Stay! On line casino Lodge Poised for Enlargement, Cordish Says

Posted on: February 10, 2023, 12:02h. 

Final up to date on: February 10, 2023, 12:03h.

Maryland Stay! On line casino & Lodge is The Cordish Firms’ flagship resort, the property that laid the muse for the corporate to finally turn into one of many nation’s largest gaming and hospitality corporations.

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An aerial view of Stay! On line casino & Lodge Maryland. Operated by The Cordish Firms, firm executives say an enlargement of the resort within the coming years is probably going. (Picture: The Cordish Firms)

Maryland Stay! was the primary Stay!-branded on line casino to open in 2012. Cordish has since opened two extra Stay! casinos in neighboring Pennsylvania — Stay! On line casino & Lodge Philadelphia in 2021 and Stay! On line casino Pittsburgh a 12 months earlier.

Cordish is amid an funding binge, as the corporate is looking for authorization to construct a $1.4 billion built-in on line casino resort in Petersburg, Va., and continues to pursue a second mini-casino in Pennsylvania.

As for its mixed-use division, Cordish is partnered with Caesars Leisure to construct a residential group and purchasing district adjoining to Caesars’ Harrah’s Pompano Seashore racino in Florida. Cordish can be progressing with a $70 million housing undertaking in Arlington, Tx.

The spending comes after Cordish in late 2021 agreed to promote the property belongings of its casinos in Maryland and Pennsylvania to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI). The true property funding belief managed by Penn Leisure paid Cordish $1.81 billion for the three properties. Cordish continues to function the casinos and retain income via a lease-back association with GLPI.

Flush with money, Cordish is mulling its subsequent steps. And the percentages are good that Maryland Stay! will obtain a big enlargement and/or renovation finances.

Early Planning Levels

David Cordish, the household patriarch, just lately sat down with the Baltimore Enterprise Journal for a wide-ranging interview on the way forward for his group. He revealed that it’s probably that the corporate will add one other improvement to the Hanover on line casino within the coming years.

We’ve got three main divisions on the firm and all are rising at a really speedy tempo. They’re exploding,” Cordish instructed the BBB. “We’ve got 4 different casinos within the works in 4 states that we’re not presently working out of.”

Whereas Virginia is a type of 4 states, Cordish didn’t reveal the three different states that the corporate is focusing on. Texas may very well be one other, although business gaming there stays unlawful regardless of current legislative efforts.

Cordish mentioned the corporate can be “consistently including to our present casinos.”

Stay! On line casino Maryland received $493.8 million on its slot machines final 12 months. Desk video games added $211.5 million for mixed retail gross gaming income of roughly $705.3 million. That ranked second within the state behind solely MGM Nationwide Harbor at $884.5 million.

MGM Competitors

Earlier than MGM Resorts opened Nationwide Harbor in December 2016, Maryland Stay! was the highest on line casino within the state. MGM in its early years led to diminished GGR at Stay!, however the Hanover property has since rebounded and expanded its revenues, though its market share has stagnated.

In 2017, Maryland Stay! GGR totaled $545 million — down greater than $108 million from the $653.1 million that the on line casino received in 2016. MGM in 2017 received $608.6 million.

Statewide GGR in 2017 totaled about $1.6 billion, which means MGM’s market share was round 38% and Stay! managed about 34%.

Final 12 months, Maryland on line casino income from the six properties totaled $2.05 billion. MGM’s $884.5 million represented a 43% market share and Stay!’s $705.3 million accounted for a 34% market share.