Maryland Live! Casino Receives Naming Rights For Verizon Center Players Club

Members-Only Club Provides Access to Capitals, Mystics, Wizards and Arena Events

Becomes Presenting Sponsor of Washington Wizards Chinese New Year Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment today announced a renewed partnership with Maryland Live! Casino. As part of the renewed partnership, the naming rights for the Players Club at Verizon Center will become the Maryland Live! Casino Players Club. The 5,000 square-foot, members-only space provides access to Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards games, and the 220 plus annual events held at Verizon Center. Maryland Live! Casino will also become the presenting sponsor of the Washington Wizards Chinese New Year Celebration and receive in-arena promotions and exterior branding on the arena’s out-of-home digital boards.

“Maryland Live! Casino has been a great partner, and we’re excited to extend our relationship with them through the naming rights of the Players Club and the presenting partnership of the Chinese New Year for the Wizards,” said Patrick Duffy, senior vice president of corporate partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “They have a vast knowledge of providing an enhanced event experience, and we’re looking forward to further incorporating it into our own event-day experiences in the club.”

The Maryland Live! Casino Players Club features an all-inclusive menu, pool table, fireplaces, 14 flat screen TVs, a full bar, conference room and oversized lounge chairs. The members-only club overlooks the arena floor and provides a view of the National Portrait Gallery.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the introduction of the exclusive members-only Maryland Live! Casino Players Club at Verizon Center and we look forward to celebrating with all of the fans,” said Mario Maesano, senior vice president of marketing for Maryland Live! Casino. “This sponsorship is just another great component of our longstanding partnership with Monumental Sports that will truly enhance the event-going experience of all Players Club members.”

Maryland Live! Casino will be the presenting sponsor of the Washington Wizards Chinese New Year Celebration for the second year. The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for the Chinese calendar and celebrates the turn of the calendar year. With Verizon Center being located in Chinatown in downtown Washington, D.C., several festivities occur during the celebration. Last year’s celebration at Verizon Center included an enter to win promotion with dinner for two and a hotel stay as well as an in-game promotion during a Wizards home game.

About Maryland Live! Casino

Maryland Live! Casino is conveniently located at the Arundel Mills Mall, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, directly off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Arundel Mills Blvd. and Route 100 in Hanover, MD (Anne Arundel County), with easy access off I-95 at Route 100. Open 24/7, the $500+ million Maryland Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with more than 200 live action table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, and a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. A variety of irresistible dining options include Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood; the Zagat rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Noodles, featuring traditional Ramen noodles, bánh mì sandwiches and phð soups; Luk Fu, serving authentic South East Asian cuisine; and Morty’s Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the world-class gaming and entertainment experience. Other first-class amenities include the Shop Live! retail store; a bus lounge, and a secure covered 5,000-space parking garage with valet service, free self-parking and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Maryland Live! Casino is owned and operated by an affiliate of The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region’s sports and entertainment news. Visit for more information.