State casinos generate $12.2M in revenue in Nov.

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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