There are two pieces of positive casino news coming out of Maryland right now with the creation of many new jobs for younger people and an impressive amount of tax revenue being created for the state coffers.
On October 1st a new Maryland law will come into effect meaning that the minimum age to work in a casino in the state will be changed to 18 from 21, and Maryland Live plans on taking on 200 new members of staff from that age group. Working with colleges including Anne Arundel Community College the casino will be advertizing at jobs fairs and on social media and will also be working on an internship program.
Maryland Live! Senior Vice President Howard Weinstein states that, "This is an opportunity for young people to get a good paying job and start their careers early, while at the same time, working in a friendly, fun and pretty exciting environment, the key for us will be individuals who have a positive outlook and are interested in working in the service industry. … We want fun, friendly people." The CEO of Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp Kirkland Murray agrees and believes that the new law is a great change, providing much needed jobs for an age group that can struggle to find work.
More good news from the state is the amount of revenue generated in the month of August 2015 which was just under the $100 million mark. A total of $97.7 million was the combined total for the states 5 casinos, a 20% increase on the same month in 2014, and the bulk of that money did indeed come from Maryland Live Casino.
The casino industry in Maryland is providing exactly what is said it would and when Maryland Live! opened its doors in June 2012 it promised job creation, tax revenues for the state and a quality location for casino entertainment, and it has come good on that promise and with plans to expand and add a hotel and conference center there could very well be more jobs on the way soon