As virtually the entire gaming industry shut down amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the very few operator that has remained in a growth mode has been the Cordish Companies. Despite a few Covid-related interruptions, Baltimore-based Cordish has managed to keep construction going on two major projects to open within the next year.
Through its Pennsylvania-based subsidiary Stadium Casino, Cordish is on track to open that state’s first Category 4 “mini-casino,” Live Casino Pittsburgh, by end of this year at Western Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland Mall. By early next year, Cordish will open Live Hotel and Casino Philadelphia in the heart of the South Philadelphia Casino District, home to all four of the city’s professional sports teams.
Meanwhile, Cordish has made its flagship property, Live! Hotel and Casino adjacent to Maryland’s Arundel Mills Mall, a model of how to safely return to business as the pandemic continues.
And the company is launching its iGaming platform in Pennsylvania with leading provider GAN, along with an existing sports betting deal with FanDuel.
Rob Norton, president of Cordish Gaming Group, spoke with Global Gaming Business Editor Frank Legato about how the company has managed to keep growing during a difficult time.