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Maryland Casinos Generate Record Gaming Revenue

State's Four Casinos Generate $77 Million From Gambling


March was a record-breaking month for casinos in the state of Maryland.

The state’s four privately owned 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 — had combined gaming revenues of $77,850,831.

According to the state, that’s an all-time high. Gaming revenue is the amount won off of customers, also known as gaming win.

Maryland Live Casino generated $61,785,159 of that figure.

In a year-to-year comparison — excluding Rocky Gap Casino Resort, which opened in May 2013 — March 2014 casino revenue increased from March 2013 by $15,818,127, or 27.3 percent. Casinos were first authorized in Maryland in 2008.

March 2014 saw $2,715,091.05 from non-banked table games.

Maryland will soon be home to a casino in Baltimore, owned by Caesars Entertainment, and one at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, owned by MGM Resorts International.

MGM could start construction this month, while Caesars is in the midst of construction.

The state is also taking a look at the online gambling industries of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, a state official told Card Player. It could one day legalize itself.