MH&LA Update – July 15, 2014

LAST CALL FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY REGIONAL MEETING This free event provides networking opportunities and updates on current/emerging industry issues for Baltimore County General Managers, their senior-level staff, and Allied Members. It is 10:30 to 11:30 AM on July 17 at The Community College of Baltimore County, Hunt Valley Center. To RSVP click here. WELCOME NEW LODGING MEMBERS Holiday Inn Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Express and Suites Germantown SpringHill Suites Downtown Inner Harbor THANK YOU MERRITT CLUB MANAGEMENT Merritt has upgraded their partner level from Bronze to Silver. They provide aquatics/fitness management, equipment upgrades, fitness center design, corporate wellness programs and aquatic/gym management services in Baltimore City; and Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll Counties. For more information click here. REMINDER -- REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE GOLF OUTING AND FISHING TOURNAMENT Both events are on Monday October 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. For more details on registration options, special pricing on overnight accommodations and special discounts on pre event rounds of golf click here. STATE BUDGET CUTS APPROVED Two days into a new fiscal year the state Board of Public Works has approved cuts of approximately $77 million from the state budget and also approved about $7 million in fund transfers. Both actions are based on less-than-expected revenue projections. The cuts add up to about 0.5% of the total state budget. TOTAL CASINO REVENUE IS UP BUT NOT EVERYWHERE Total Maryland casino revenue was $72 million last month, an 8% increase over June of last year. June revenue was up 10% at Maryland Live! Casino, down 10% at Hollywood Casino, unchanged at Ocean Downs Casino and up 50% at Rocky Gap Casino whose first full month of operation was last June.

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