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Poker Room At Maryland Live Casino Collects $2.3 Million In September

52-Table Room Opened In Late August And Is Going Strong

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Maryland Live’s poker room opened on August 28, and during the month of September collected $2.3 million in revenue (rake), according to a state gambling report released Monday.

The room is still booming after collecting $350,000 during its first four days. Many poker players in the state — and region — had been eagerly waiting for the casino to kick off its live poker games.

The poker room has 52 tables and is one of the most state-of-the-art in the region. At 15,000 square feet it is also one of the largest.

Maryland Live is currently the highest-grossing casino in the state.

The state report also said that September 2013 gaming revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos — Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County — totaled a strong $65,333,711.

Maryland Live accounted for about $50 million of that figure.

The casino, located in Hanover (about an hour drive from both Washington and Baltimore), had generated $324 million in gaming revenue for 2013 prior to the room’s opening.

The live dealer table games — in addition to more casinos — were part of a gambling expansion initiative last year. In November, the issue passed a statewide referendum.

Another recent change was allowing casinos to stay open 24 hours.

A new casino is coming to Baltimore and to Prince George’s County.

In addition to brick-and-mortar gambling, the state of Maryland could eventually be a player in the United States online poker industry.