Proposed Harrah's site

Dave Curley of Sandy Hillman Communications holds an artist's rendering of the proposed Harrah's casino on Russell Street. Members of the Maryland Video Lottery Facilities Location Commission toured the site near the M & T Bank Stadium. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / The Baltimore Sun / November 14, 2011)

Revenue from the state's two casinos dipped to $12.2 million in November, down from $12.9 million in October, the Maryland Lottery reported Monday.

The bigger of the two slots parlors, Hollywood Casino Perryville, brought in $9.1 million last month. On a year-over-year basis, November's revenue jumped nearly 20 percent, up from $7.6 million in November 2010.

The Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, which opened in January, generated $3.1 million in November.

Almost 50 percent of revenue — which represents sales after winners are paid — goes to the state's Education Trust Fund. The casino operators receive a 33 percent take, and the remaining revenue is split among other entities, including local governments, racetrack capital and purse funds, the Maryland Lottery, and a fund for small, minority- and women-owned businesses.

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