Md. Live Casino sees big increase in Nov. revenue

56% increase propels statewide revenue to $66.8 million

December 05, 2013|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

Revenue surged at Maryland's casinos in November as they collectively pulled in $66.8 million, largely on the strength of a more than 50 percent increase year-over-year at Maryland Live Casino, the state said Thursday.

The Hanover complex's gain was by far the largest in the state, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Maryland Live did $53 million in business last month, up about 56 percent over the year. It has 4,328 slot machines and 174 table games.

The Casino at Ocean Downs on the Eastern Shore — the only Maryland casino without table games — saw the smallest bump, gaining 4.6 percent over the year. It brought in about $3.5 million in November from its 800 slot machines.

Hollywood Casino Perryville produced $6.6 million in November from its 1,158 slot machines and 22 table games. That represented a 22 percent increase from a year earlier.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Western Maryland, which opened in May, made $3.3 million from its 558 slot machines and 13 table games.

Not counting the still-new Rocky Gap, the state's casinos brought in 47 percent more in November than they did a year earlier, the gaming agency said.

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