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Live! Casino & Hotel Announces Key Promotions To Senior Leadership Team

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Live! Casino & Hotel Announces Key Promotions To Senior Leadership Team

Michael Cray promoted to Vice President of Property Operations

Craig Levesque promoted to Vice President of Slot Operations

PR Newswire

HANOVER, Md., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Live! Casino & Hotel today announced two key promotions to its senior leadership team. MICHAEL CRAY has been promoted to Vice President of Property Operations and CRAIG LEVESQUE has been promoted to Vice President of Slot Operations.

In his new role, Mr. Cray will be responsible for leading and managing the facilities, grounds and environmental services teams. Mr. Cray will ensure that the property is maintained at the highest levels, including the newly opened 310-room luxury Live! Hotel and 1,500-seat Event Center. He will also ensure full compliance with codes, regulations and safety standards.

In his new role, Mr. Cray will be responsible for leading and managing the facilities, grounds and environmental services teams. Mr. Cray will ensure that the property is maintained at the highest levels, including the newly opened 310-room luxury Live! Hotel and 1,500-seat Event Center. He will also ensure full compliance with codes, regulations and safety standards. Mr. Cray has been a Live! Casino & Hotel team member for 5 years, most recently as Director of Operations, where he oversaw operation of the facility. He brings 35 years of gaming leadership experience, including positions of Vice President of Greektown Casino in Detroit, Director of Casino Operations for Isle of Capri Casino's, Inc. and Vice President of Table Games at Biloxi Grand Casino in Mississippi.

Mr. Levesque will oversee the slot operations and slot technical teams to ensure a superior guest experience at Live! Casino & Hotel. He will also manage all activities and practices adhering to Maryland's Lottery and Gaming Control Commission requirements. Mr. Levesque previously served as the property's Director of Analytics. In addition to his responsibilities in that position, he was instrumental in establishing the Enterprise Team Member Shuttle to provide more than 20 team members with transportation to and from work. Prior to joining Live! Casino & Hotel, Craig served as Vice President/General Manager of the Apache Casino Hotel in Oklahoma and Vice President/General Manager for Isle of Capri Casino in both Colorado and the Bahamas. He also worked as Corporate Gaming Operations with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

For information about Live! Casino & Hotel, visit www.livecasinohotel.com.

About Live! Casino & Hotel
Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David's, a 24-hour café; Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty's Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David's. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at LiveCasinoHotel.com. Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs.

About The Cordish Companies
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 Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. 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. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

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Mr. Levesque will oversee the slot operations and slot technical teams to ensure a superior guest experience at Live! Casino & Hotel. He will also manage all activities and practices adhering to Maryland's Lottery and Gaming Control Commission requirements. Mr. Levesque previously served as the property's Director of Analytics.

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