Friday, September 18, 2015

Maryland Live Casino to Host MD's First World Poker Tour, September 24-29

From our friends at Maryland Live! Casino...

Maryland Live! Casino to Host World Poker Tour for First-Ever Maryland Appearance, September 24-29

WPT Maryland Festival Features $7,500 Post-Lim High Roller, Four Mega Satellite Tournaments and Appearances by World Poker Celebrities

Maryland Live! Casino will host the first-ever WORLD POKER TOUR (WPT) in the State of Maryland September 24-29. The WPT is one of the biggest poker tours in the world and the premier name for internationally televised gaming and entertainment, broadcasted in more than 150 countries worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the WPT to bring one of the biggest poker tours in the country to the State of Maryland for the very first time,” said Mike Smith, Director of Poker Operations at Maryland Live! Casino. “The sheer size of our Poker Room, with 52 tables, makes Maryland Live! the perfect location to host high-profile tournaments and events, such as the WPT. We expect to attract poker enthusiasts from across the county to participate.”

Maryland Live! kicks off the WPT Season XIV Main Event on September 25 and features a $3,500 buy-in with two starting flights. Players can enter twice on each starting day for a maximum of four total entries. Those who bag chips at the end of both Day 1A and Day 1B will return for Day 2 with their largest stack.

World Poker Tour cast members making an appearance at the WPT Maryland Festival will include: Raw Deal Analyst, Tony Dunst; WPT Executive Tournament Director, Matt Savage; and Royal Flush Girls, Marilyn Comiskey and Raysa Peres.

In addition, four mega-satellites to WPT Maryland are scheduled for September 22, 23, and 24 at Maryland Live! Casino. A No-Limit Hold ‘Em Tournament, as well as High Roller, Pot-Limit Omaha and Knockout Bounty Turbo events will also take place over the course of the Tour’s Maryland stop.

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About Maryland Live! Casino:
Maryland Live! Casino is conveniently located at the Arundel Mills Mall, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, directly off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Arundel Mills Blvd. and Route 100 in Hanover, MD (Anne Arundel County), with easy access off I-95 at Route 100. Open 24/7, the $500+ million Maryland Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with more than 200 live action table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, and a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. A variety of irresistible dining options include Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Noodles, featuring traditional Ramen noodles, bánh mì sandwiches and phð soups; Luk Fu, serving authentic South East Asian cuisine; and Morty’s Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the world-class gaming and entertainment experience. Other first-class amenities include the Shop Live! retail store; a bus lounge, and a secure covered 5,000-space parking garage with valet service, free self-parking and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Maryland Live! Casino is owned and operated by an affiliate of The Cordish Companies.

Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter.

About Cordish:
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 Real Estate Development, Gaming & Lodging and Entertainment Management. 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. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. 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.

About World Poker Tour:
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 14th season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIV of WPT is sponsored by, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. also sponsors Season II of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments, which is currently in production and which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to ® 2015 WPT Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.