MH&LA Update – June 10, 2014

NEW HOTEL SWIMMING POOL LIFEGUARD REQUIREMENTS IN BALTIMORE CITY Effective immediately, Baltimore City hotels with pools that are less than 2,500 square feet will not be required to have lifeguards. For more details including new very precise "swim at your own risk" signage requirements and a compliance checklist contact dreel@mdassn.com ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE GOLF OUTING AND FISHING TOURNAMENT Both events are on Monday October 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. Several brand new sponsorship opportunities are available this year, along with the traditional favorites. For more details or to register click here. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE BALTIMORE CITY "BAN THE BOX" SEMINAR The presenter is Darryl McCallum who will provide an overview of the new city ordinance, compliance guidelines and answer questions. It is June 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Shawe Rosenthal, One South Street, Suite 1800, Baltimore MD. For more information or to register contact dreel@mdassn.com. SPOTLIGHT ON MERRITT CLUB MANAGEMENT -- AN MH&LA BRONZE SPONSOR Merritt provides aquatics and fitness management, equipment upgrades, fitness center design, and corporate wellness programs with a special focus on aquatic/gym management in Baltimore City; and in Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll Counties. For more information on their services click here. CASINO REVENUE IS UP AND DOWN AGAIN Total Maryland casino revenue was $75.8 million in May, with revenue at Maryland Live! up 8% over May 2013. Hollywood Casino Perryville revenue was down 9% and Ocean Downs revenue was down 1% over May 2013. Rocky Gap Casino opened in late May 2013, so there is no full monthly total for comparison. EARLY VOTING FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS STARTS THIS WEEK Early voting for the primary election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, all members of the General Assembly, all Maryland members of the U.S. House, and a wide range of local offices is open from June 12 through June 19. Early voting locations are open daily from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

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