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Maryland casinos see 8 percent revenue increase in June

Maryland's four casinos brought in $72 million in revenue in June, an 8 percent jump over the month a year earlier, lottery officials said Monday.

Maryland Live Casino, the top earner of all casinos on the East Coast that offer both slots and table games, generated the biggest share, $56.5 million from slot machines and table games, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said. Revenue for Maryland Live jumped nearly 10 percent over June 2013.

Business at two of the four facilities decreased or remained about the same. Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County brought in more than $7 million from slot machines and table games, a nearly 10 percent drop. Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County generated $4.8 million, about even with last June, the agency reported.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort, which opened May 22, 2013 in Allegany County, generated $3.7 million from slot machines and table games, a 50 percent jump from its first full month of operation in June 2013.

From the revenue totals, the casinos pay out 67 percent of earnings to state funds, including those earmarked for public schools and Maryland racetracks.


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