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Maryland Live! Casino names general manager

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Maryland Live! Casino announced Tuesday that gambling industry veteran Robert J. Norton has been named president and general manager of the slots parlor under construction at Arundel Mills mall.

Previously, Norton was an executive at MTR Gaming Group, which owns casino and racetrack facilities in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Norton also spent 12 years in various management positions with Isle of Capri casinos.

Baltimore developer Cordish Cos. is developing the 4,750-machine casino in Anne Arundel County. The first phrase of the $500 million facility is expected to open in June.

"Rob has a distinguished career, including leadership positions in a broad range of markets, properties and brands," Joe Weinberg, Cordish's president of the gaming and resorts division, said in a statement. "His expertise in management, entertainment and marketing will be particularly important as we build one of the largest gaming, retail and entertainment project in the country."

Hanah.cho@baltsun.com

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