ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WJZ) — Maryland casinos have set a new monthly revenue record for the second time in three months.

The Maryland Lottery announced Monday that the six casinos generated $172.4 million in May. The previous single-month record was set in March with $169.2 million.

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Casinos contributed $73.4 million to the state in May. That’s an increase of $9.7 million compared to the $63.7 million contributed to the state in May 2019.

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Maryland’s casinos were closed from March 16 to June 19 last year due to the pandemic.

Contributions to the Education Trust Fund in May were $53.3 million. That’s an increase of $5.5 million compared to May 2019. Casino revenues also support the communities where the casinos are located, Maryland’s horse racing industry, and small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
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This story was first published June 7, 2021. It was updated on June 8, 2021, to correct the month of the previous single-month record. It was March 2021, not May 2021.

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