Maryland's four casinos raked in nearly $71.5 million in revenue in April, mostly on the strong performance of Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
The Anne Arundel casino, among the largest on the East Coast, pulled in nearly $56.5 million, a more than 21 percent increase over its April 2013 revenue.
Revenue fell nearly 9 percent at Hollywood Casino Perryville and the Casino at Ocean Downs. The Hollywood Casino drew in $7.7 million, a decrease of about 8.8 percent, while Ocean Downs brought in about $3.6 million, a decrease of about 8.6 percent.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, the state's fourth casino, which opened in May last year, brought in about $3.6 million as well.
While Maryland Live had a relatively strong performance and kept the state's April haul above that seen in most previous months, revenues still fell short of the record-breaking $77.9 million raised in the state in March.
The difference of about $6.4 million between March and April revenues mostly came at Maryland Live, as well. In March, the casino brought in $61.8 million, about $5.3 million more than in April. The casinos' March performance was attributed in part to weather-related pent-up demand.
Excluding Rocky Gap, and despite the decline in revenues at Hollywood and Ocean Downs, the state's collective year-over-year April revenue was up about 15 percent.
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