Maryland casinos' take rises 12 percent in February

March 07, 2011|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's two casinos in February brought in $12.1 million in revenue, a 12 percent increase over the previous month, according to state officials.

Most of the increase occurred at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville in Cecil County, which brought in $9 million last month. The casino generated $7.7 million the month before.

The Casino at Ocean Downs near Ocean City generated $3.1 million, up slightly from the $3 million it made in January.

The Hollywood Casino, which opened in September, and the Casino at Ocean Downs, which opened in January, have generated a total of $50.5 million so far. Nearly half the money goes into the state's education trust fund. The rest is distributed among the casino and horse-racing industry, the Maryland Lottery, and small, minority and women-owned businesses in the state.

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