The Cordish Companies became an east coast gaming dynamo when it opened the Live! Casino in Maryland outside of Baltimore in 2012. Now, Cordish has moved into the Pennsylvania market, first with a mini-casino near Pittsburgh, and last month with the Live! Casino Hotel in Philadelphia. Gaming veteran Joe Billhimer is in charge both casinos and explains why he’s very enthusiastic about the markets on each side of the state. The Philadelphia facility is in the city’s Stadium District, where Cordish already operated the non-gaming Xfinity Live! project, so the casino carries a heavy sports theme. Billhimer met with GGB Editor Frank Legato in Philadelphia prior to the grand opening.
Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania, The Cordish Companies