Maryland's two casinos bring in $14.5 million in April

Maryland's casinos brought in $14.5 million in April, with both locations increasing revenue compared with a year earlier, the state said Monday.

But revenue dropped about $1.8 million compared with March, which was the biggest month since both facilities opened.

Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County took in $10.7 million in April, up 6.5 percent from a year earlier, according to the Maryland Lottery. Revenue at the Casino at Ocean Downs on the Eastern Shore increased 9.2 percent to $3.8 million.

All told, casino revenue in Maryland increased 7.2 percent year over year and dropped about 11 percent over the month.

The casinos have generated $139 million in total this fiscal year, which ends June 30. About $93 million of that is earmarked for education funding, horse-racing purses, local grants and other state efforts, the Maryland Lottery said.

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