Maryland's two casinos make $10.8 million in January

Ocean Downs parlor joins Hollywood Casino Perryville

February 07, 2011|By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's second slots casino on the Eastern Shore, joining the Hollywood Casino Perryville, helped bring in $10.8 million in revenue last month, the state lottery reported Monday.

The Hollywood Casino, which opened in late September, generated $7.7 million, or $165.96 daily per machine, last month. That's an improvement from December's take of $140.58 daily per machine for the Cecil County casino, which has 1,500 slot machines.

After a strong opening and first month of business, activity at the Perryville casino slipped in the fourth quarter, which is typically a slow period for the industry. Since its Sept. 27 opening, the slots parlor has averaged $185.37 daily per machine.

The Casino at Ocean Downs near Ocean City generated $3 million, or $144.54 daily per machine, since opening on Jan 4. The Eastern Shore casino's daily revenue per machine last month was slightly under the state's projection of $150 per day. But the 2007 projection was based on assumptions that no longer hold true today.

Revenue for the two casinos since they opened totals $38.3 million, according to the state lottery.

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