January's cold likely chilled the take at Maryland's four casinos, which got a somewhat lackluster start to 2014.

The casinos brought in about $66.2 million in revenue in January, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said Wednesday. That's the third lowest monthly total since Rocky Gap Casino Resort — the final casino of the four — opened in May.

December was the worst month during that same period, with about $65 million in revenue brought in. The second worst month was September, with $65.3 million. Several other months saw revenues nearly reach $70 million.

Still, the results well exceeded January 2013 before the addition of table games and the opening of Rocky Gap. Revenue for January was up 43 percent year-over-year.

Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills again served up the most revenue by far, accounting for about $53.7 million from slot machines and games. The casino's own January-to-January revenue increase was about 49 percent.

Hollywood Casino in Perryville took in about $6.3 million; Casino at Ocean Downs got about $3.2 million; and Rocky Gap about $3 million.

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