Maryland lottery officials say revenue at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville dropped more than a third in September compared to the year before. And they say the new Maryland Live! casino in Anne Arundel County has quickly taken a large lead among the state’s three casinos.
There are new voices in the controversial expanded gambling debate. Groups in Prince George’s County are in a tug-of-war over putting a new casino at National Harbor.
There are new attractions at Maryland Live! Casino. Wednesday, it got a lot bigger.
The Maryland Lottery says the state’s three casinos brought in $44.6 million in August, down from $48 million in July.
A Maryland House of Delegates committee voted 13-7 on Monday night to expand gambling in the state to allow table games such as blackjack and a Washington-area casino, setting up a vote by the full House on Tuesday.
Casino controversy. As the General Assembly plans to discuss expanding gambling in the state, Maryland’s first casino takes a major financial hit.
Maryland Lottery has approved the use of 531 additional slot machines at Maryland Live! Casino. The slot machines include several electronic table games and will be operational starting Thursday night.
Maryland’s largest casino hasn’t been open a month yet, but it generated more than twice as much as the state’s other two casinos combined in June.
In its second day of business, Maryland Live! is drawing in tons of gamblers and tons of money. The casino is expected to generate millions of dollars for the state.
The Maryland Live! Casino goes live, with more than 3,000 slot machines, live entertainment and upscale restaurants. And it’s expected to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Maryland Lottery says the state’s two casinos generated more than $14.5 million in revenue in May.
Doug Bither looks forward to the jobs that will be created when the 330,000-square-foot Maryland Live! casino opens adjacent to the Arundel Mills mall.