State casinos bring in $12.5 million in revenue in Dec.

Two slots parlors generate nearly $270,000 more than they did in November

  • Dave Curley of Sandy Hillman Communications holds an artist's rendering of the proposed Harrah's casino on Russell Street. Members of the Maryland Video Lottery Facilities Location Commission toured the site near the M & T Bank Stadium.
Dave Curley of Sandy Hillman Communications holds an artist's… (Barbara Haddock Taylor…)
January 05, 2012|By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's two slots parlors generated nearly $12.5 million in December, about $268,000 more than they brought in the previous month, the State Lottery reported Thursday.

Hollywood Casino Perryville led the pack with almost $9.5 million in revenue last month. A year earlier the Cecil County casino brought in $6.5 million.

The Casino at Ocean Downs generated $3 million in gaming revenue last month. The Eastern Shore slots parlor opened last January.

So far this fiscal year, the two casinos have generated $80.3 million in revenue. Nearly 50 percent goes to the state's education trust fund, while the casinos take a 33 percent cut.

The remaining money is distributed among several entities, including local government, horse-racing purses, a fund for track improvements, the Maryland Lottery, and an account for small, women- and minority-owned businesses.

Hanah.cho@baltsun.com

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