Md.’s 2 Casinos Took In $12.2 Million In February

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Lottery says the state’s two casinos generated $12.2 million in February, up from nearly $10.8 million in January.

The lottery said Monday that February’s figure brings the fiscal year total for both facilities to $50.5 million.

The Hollywood Casino in Perryville generated $9 million in February. That brings its fiscal year total to $44.3 million since it opened in September.

Casino at Ocean Downs generated $3.1 million in February, bringing its fiscal year-to-date revenue to $6.2 million.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Mary P - Brooklyn says:

    I’m so glad they are making money exploiting a vice that is illegal in most states. Gee, what’s next, legalized prostitution?

    Gambling is just great for the few who can afford to lose money, but most of the people gambling are suckers who can’t really afford it & they just hope to get rich quick. It’s so sad to see the state fleecing them.

    1. brett says:

      Heck yeah, whats wrong with legalized prostitution? Just because the Bible told you so?

  2. Michael says:

    Hey Mary, Lotto’s have been used to raise funds in America since the 1700’s. They too are a from of gambling, but I don’t see the moral preaching from that stand point. That’s not to mention the horse racing, scratch-off’s, pick 3’s, pick 4’s, mega millions… etc. It’s only when slot’s become legalized that people now seem to grow a voice.

    Give it a rest. If people have the want to gamble, they will regardless of the format in which they indulge.

  3. Herman Glimsher says:

    DON’T FORGET…..O’MALLEY SAYS THESE CASINOS ARE CREATING JOBS AND HELPING THE ECONOMY……………AND, THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WILL HAVE TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT WHEN THEY BUILD THAT CASINO AT ARUNDEL MILLS……….

    AND, THEY’LL NEED TO HIRE POLICE AND SECURITY GUARDS TO ESCORT CUSTOMERS TO THEIR CARS WHEN THEY LEAVE THE CASINO SO THEY DON’T GET ROBBED……………THEN, OF COURSE, THE INCREASED CRIME IN THAT AREA WILL MAKE PEOPLE STOP SHOPPING AT ARUNDEL MILLS AND THE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS WILL MOVE TO OTHER MALLS AND THEN THAT EYSORE OF A SHOPPING CENTER WILL BE VACANT..

  4. bernard mc kernan says:

    12.5 million that should have gone towards schools, food for the poor & to help pay for the stupid run down roads that take you to these s….t hole casinos. People, this is not the panacea that you think it is but only another ruse to allow the OMalley administration squander your precious children’s inheritance.

  5. Carrie says:

    I was behind a woman at Giant the other day who used “food stamps” & had a WIC card & after she bought groceries she went and bought $20 worth of lotto tickets. If people are so poor they get assistance, should the state really pay them to gamble on lotto and a lot more $ at the track or casino?

    Yeah, it initially creates jobs & revenue, but they never tell you what it costs in people who get gambling addictions or turn to loan sharks & crimes etc to get their gambling money. It also costs in businesses that suffer or fail because people will not go there because it’s by a casino & they are afraid of crime & traffic hasles. Gambling is a vice like crack & ruins lives & the state wants people to do it.

    Arundel Mills is bad enough allready & I ain;t going anywhere near a casino so business lost due to casinos.

  6. bernard mc kernan says:

    Carrie,…Remember it’s we the working citizens of this state who pay this lazy uncouth animal her welfare. Not the state….Please people, write your senators & congress person to tell them we are not doing this anymore or they are out including those welfare bunnie.

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