Client Testimonial – Q&A with GameOn bar+arcade

GameOn Owners. Sandy Spring Bank.

We recently sat down with Casey and Eli Linthicum, owners of GameOn, a unique establishment that offers a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience with locations in Baltimore, Annapolis and Columbia, Maryland.

Please tell us about your business.

GameOn is an arcade bar with classic stand-up, pinball and modern arcade games — the ultimate hangout spot for anyone who loves games, fun cocktails and glow-in-the-dark graffiti.  It’s also a great place for a meet-up with friends, a fun-filled date or a lively yet laid back night out.

Did You Know That GameOn bar+arcade...? 

  • Is nationally recognized as one of the top twenty-one arcades in the US.
  • Is home to a Skee-Ball® league.
  • Hosts private events, like corporate team building, company happy hours, bachelor/bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations.

How has working with Sandy Spring Bank impacted your business?

While our first two locations were self-funded, we were able to get a commercial loan so we could do our first full build-out for our Merriweather District location in Columbia. It’s our biggest location yet at just under 4,000 square feet and a big deal for us. We got to design it and build-out the kitchen, bathrooms and a garage door just the way we wanted it set up.

Our relationship manager kept the loan process very easy and simple. He was always straight-forward and if we needed to talk about anything major, he met us on-site which was really nice.

Describe Sandy Spring Bank in one word.


What was surprising about working with Sandy Spring Bank?

It’s nice to work with people who trust you. We thought a bank would lean over our backs. With Sandy Spring Bank, we feel like they trust us as we work hard to do a good job.


To learn more about GameOn, please visit their site and if you’re looking for a financial partner, visit here to learn more about the many benefits of working with Sandy Spring Bank.

Sandy Spring Bank and GameOn bar+arcade are not affiliates. They are not related through complete or partial common ownership, joint venture partnership and/or strategic business partnership. No party will have any right, power or authority to assume or incur any obligations or liabilities, express or implied, on behalf of or in the name of the other.