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Maryland's two casinos brought in $14.6 million in May

Maryland's two casinos took in about $14.6 million in May, with both facilities' revenues increasing compared with a year ago, according to state regulators.

Hollywood Casino Perryville, in Cecil County, brought in slightly less than $10.1 million during the month and the Casino at Ocean Downs, in Worcester County on the Eastern Shore, had revenue just under $4.5 million, according to a statement Tuesday from the Maryland Lottery.

Hollywood's revenue was up 5 percent and Ocean Downs' rose 21 percent over May 2011. The casinos' revenue was also up roughly $16,700 from April.

But revenue continued to be down from March, when the casinos brought in $16.3 million, the largest amount since the first Maryland slots parlor opened almost two years ago.

The Hollywood casino, which has 1,500 video gambling units, opened in September 2010. The Ocean Downs casino, with 800 games, opened in January 2011.

The Maryland Live casino, at the Arundel Mills mall, is scheduled to open Wednesday. It will debut with 3,200 games but is expected to have 4,750 slot machines and electronic table games by October.

The casinos' fiscal year-to-date revenue is roughly $154 million. The fiscal year for the casinos ends June 30.

steve.kilar@baltsun.com

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