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Maryland Poker Revenue Falls 5 Percent In January

State's Four Brick-And-Mortar Card Rooms Rake $3.7M


The four poker rooms in the state of Maryland generated $3.7 million in revenue from their tables last month, according to figures made public by gaming regulators.

Those same poker rooms raked $3.9 million in January 2017, which reflects a year-over-year decrease of 5.1 percent. However, it’s worth noting that the $3.9 million was more than 30 percent more than what was generated in the first month of 2015, a time when there were only three rooms.

In December 2016, the 39-table poker room at MGM National Harbor opened for business. The addition of those tables drastically grew the state’s poker market.

Poker revenue from last year was $44.5 million, an increase of about 25 percent compared to the $35.4 million generated in 2016.

The largest poker room in the state belongs to the 52-table room at Maryland Live. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Hollywood Casino Perryville have 25 and 8 poker tables, respectively.