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Maryland Casinos Set New Gaming Revenue Record

Poker Rooms Rake $2.9 Million During The Month

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Maryland’s casino gambling market continues to grow.

In May, the state’s five casinos won $104.4 million from gamblers, a new record for a single month for the casinos, Maryland gaming regulators said this week. It bested April’s $103.9 million. A sixth casino, MGM National Harbor, is slated to open later this year.

The $104.4 million was an 8.3-percent gain year-over-year.

Hollywood Casino Perryville, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Casino at Ocean Downs, Maryland Live Casino and Rocky Gap Casino Resort saw nearly $67 million of the total come from slot machines, while the rest was from table games.

Of the $37.4 million in table game revenue, $2.9 million came from poker. So far in 2016, Maryland poker rooms have raked $15 million.

Maryland Live had about $2 million of April’s poker revenue, followed by the Horseshoe with $827,000. Those casinos have 52 and 25 poker tables, respectively. Hollywood’s poker room has eight tables and raked roughly $96,000.

“Maryland’s casino business is on a roll,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. “Two consecutive record months is a noteworthy achievement and I congratulate all of our casino partners."