Revenue for the state’s largest casino dropped by about 10 percent in September compared to the same month last year after the opening of another large casino about 12 miles away, according to September revenue numbers released Monday by Maryland lottery officials.
Maryland officials say the state’s four casinos brought in more than $72 million in revenue last month.
For years before slots were approved at Ocean Downs, Ocean City business owners spoke out against the establishment of a casino so close to their resort town.
State gaming officials say Maryland’s four casinos generated more than $65 million in revenue.
There’s big money on the table. Maryland casinos continue bringing in millions in state revenue.
Maryland casinos bring in the dough. Gamblers generated $65 million in September, $19 million more than September a year ago.
Rolling the dice around the clock. Maryland Live Casino will soon stay open 24 hours a day. The move was approved Thursday.
Time is ticking on the upcoming election and the clock is running out to sway voters on expanding gambling in Maryland.
The slot machines at Newport Grand chirp just like the ones in Vegas. The winners exult and the losers shrug just as they do in Atlantic City. But ask for the blackjack tables and you’ll be directed to a video game screen with a smiling, virtual dealer. The nearest table action is 50 miles away in Connecticut.
A national taxpayer group urges Maryland voters to oppose any plan to lower tax rates for the state’s casino operators.
Maryland lawmakers are still waiting for the big payout from the Legislature’s gamble more than four years ago on legalized slot machines.