Maryland Live! Casino has launched a play-for-fun online free Web site that allows gaming enthusiasts to play their favorite slots games, win virtual credits, compete in online tournaments, and sign-up early for the Live! Rewards players card.

Maryland Live! unveiled the Web site in advance of the grand opening for the $500 million land-based gaming facility, which will take place on June 6 in Hanover, Md. is the first play-for-fun online gaming environment to be branded and integrated with an existing gaming property's casino management system. Developed in association with Aristocrat Technologies in Las Vegas, the site is designed to allow Maryland Live! Casino to offer a world-class gaming experience both at home and at the actual casino; thereby, creating opportunities to offer rewards based on the player's total gaming experience, both live and virtual.

"We're proud to be a pioneer in the evolution of play-for-fun online gaming," said Joe Weinberg, managing partner, The Cordish Companies. " will generate a lot of excitement in advance of our opening."

Located at the Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the first phase of Maryland Live! Casino will open with approximately 3,200 Las Vegas-style slot machines and electronic table games, including blackjack, roulette, mini-baccarat, and pai gow poker. Slot offerings will include a mix of the latest games and classic favorites, such as Monopoly, Sex and the City, Wizard of Oz, Hot Shots and a full line of Quick Hits and Progressives.