Maryland Live! Casino
Located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. in the Arundel Mills Mall, the newly built $500 million Maryland Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it includes more than 160,000 square feet of gaming floor with over 4300 slot machines, 122 live action table games, two high limit rooms, and a 59 table poker room. A bus lounge and a secure, covered, multi-level, 4500-space speed ramp parking garage offer direct access to the casino floor. Six restaurants, a state-of-the-art performance venue and other first class amenities complement the existing retail, dining, entertainment and hotel options in the area.
A fast tracked project once gaming regulations were passed, Maryland Live! began the process of working with contractors early on to ensure their facility opened within their desired schedule. Maryland Lottery requires the Casino’s slot machines and electronic table games to be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by cameras recording 4CIF, 30 frames per second (fps) 1080p video. To meet this directive, planning and implementation was extremely complex as the system had to meet the additional operational needs of car and people counting – and be scalable due to anticipated property growth. Integration of third party software and hardware solutions was required to tie the surveillance system to both the vehicle counting system and the parking garage display sign system and also to the advanced POS and access control systems. Finally, because of the construction schedule, the installation, final programming and any system adjustments had to be conducted over a very short time frame in order to meet deadlines that would allow the Casino to open as planned.