Maryland reports $66 million in January casino revenue
By KEVIN RECTOR and The Baltimore Sun
Feb 05, 2014 | 7:19 PM
January's cold likely chilled the take at Maryland's four casinos, which got a somewhat lackluster start to 2014.
The casinos brought in about $66.2 million in revenue in January, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said Wednesday. That's the third lowest monthly total since Rocky Gap Casino Resort — the final casino of the four — opened in May.
December was the worst month during that same period, with about $65 million in revenue brought in. The second worst month was September, with $65.3 million. Several other months saw revenues nearly reach $70 million.
Still, the results well exceeded January 2013 before the addition of table games and the opening of Rocky Gap. Revenue for January was up 43 percent year-over-year.
Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills again served up the most revenue by far, accounting for about $53.7 million from slot machines and games. The casino's own January-to-January revenue increase was about 49 percent.