Maryland's two slots parlors generated nearly $12.5 million in December, about $268,000 more than they brought in the previous month, the State Lottery reported Thursday.
Hollywood Casino Perryville led the pack with almost $9.5 million in revenue last month. A year earlier the Cecil County casino brought in $6.5 million.
The Casino at Ocean Downs generated $3 million in gaming revenue last month. The Eastern Shore slots parlor opened last January.
So far this fiscal year, the two casinos have generated $80.3 million in revenue. Nearly 50 percent goes to the state's education trust fund, while the casinos take a 33 percent cut.
The remaining money is distributed among several entities, including local government, horse-racing purses, a fund for track improvements, the Maryland Lottery, and an account for small, women- and minority-owned businesses.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun