June's casino revenues provide our first apples-to-apples, year-over-year comparison of what life may be like in Maryland's table games era. Factoring out Rocky Gap (which only opened in May) and adjusting for the fact that Maryland Live opened on June 6, 2012, total Maryland gambling revenues were up almost $15 million in June over the prior year. The casinos got 78 percent of that new revenue, and the state only 22 percent. Allowing table games may have made our casinos more attractive in the regional gambling marketplace, but it has also partially shifted the state from the part of the business in which its profit margins are highest to one in which they are much lower. How that picture will change as we add more Central Maryland casinos — and eventually lower the tax rate on slots as a result — remains to be seen.