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Revenue at Maryland Live! Jumps 12 Percent

The casino saw about $3.7 million in additional revenue in November, while proceeds were roughly flat at Maryland's other two gambling facilities.

The Maryland Live! casino saw a 12 percent rise in revenue in November while other casinos stayed roughly flat, the Maryland Lottery reported Wednesday. 

The casino near Arundel Mills reported $34,365,182 in revenue in November, about $3.7 million higher than in October. 

Maryland Live! has about 4,750 slot machines in operation, and added more than 1,000 in September. The casino opened in June and is the largest and highest-grossing gaming facility in the state. 

Hollywood Casino in Perryville generated $5.4 million in November, essentially flat from October. The casino at Ocean Downs pulled in $3.3 million, down from $3.5 million in October.

Maryland's three casinos combined to generate $43 million in November.

Without factoring in the major boost from Maryland Live! casino, Maryland's gaming revenue is down 28.5 percent—or $3.478 million—since last year.

The revenue per machine per day breaks down as follows:

  • Maryland Live! casino: $241.16
  • Casino at Ocean Downs: $138.14
  • Hollywood Casino Perryville: $120.48

Casinos in Maryland are expected to add live table games in 2013, after voters approved a measure allowing expanded gambling and a license for a new casino in Prince George's County.

For a breakdown on the financial disbursement of revenue from Maryland's casinos, visit this page on the Maryland Lottery website or read the attached chart. 

TELL US: Do you visit Maryland's casinos? Which do you visit most? Leave a comment.

Frank in Elkridge December 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I agree. I would much rather go to Delaware Park, Charlestown, or Dover. I don't have much money to spare for a casino "experience", so I will reserve my funds for some place that I really want to be at. I thought that I could at least dine there, but you get much better for food for the price at Delaware and Charlestown. I do appreciate the revenue that Maryland Live is bringing in for Maryland schools, and since I'm not a "real" gambler it's not even hurting my wallet.
Susan Miller December 06, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Oh Frank, you are so right on the food, too!!! That buffet food is terrible, had to send it back the last time I was there because it was bad. Do like Cheesecake Factory and Bobby's. When I asked the "service" personnel at the Live Rewards desk if I could use my points at either of those, the answer was "No, they are contractors!" OK, that makes sense to me, Jane customer?????!!! Yes, my meager (by Maryland Live's standards) gambling $$ will be spent at some place that wants me and goes out of their way to show me that I am a valuable customer!!
Jeff Andrade December 06, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Maryland Live! has about the worst slot payouts in the country (85%), so it's baffling why anyone would choose to go there with better options in nearby states. If you multiply this last Maryland Live monthly revenue amount by 12 ($412.4 million), it is $133.6 million less (-25%) than the annual revenue projected when this thing was pass ($546.1 million for FY13), and the latest $241 daily revenue per machine is a far cry from $315 per day we were told to expect (see http://dlslibrary.state.md.us/publications/OPA/I/LGVLTG_2008.pdf). If new casinos in Bmore and PG result in less slots revenue for MLive, education less $, but thanks to Question 7, old man Cordish will now get a bigger share -- 41% of the revenue (up from 33% he currently gets ($63.8 mil so far), PLUS another 8-10% in a few years, PLUS 88% of the new table games revenue. And finally, the dirty little secret that the Lottery doesn't report each month is the cost to taxpayers of leasing/buying these machines for the casino (by law the State, not the casino, has had to buy/lease them and give them to the casino) and the cost of the state contract with GTECH to install and maintain them, as well as the central system. And don't even get me started on how much of this $ actually has even made it to a classroom. Don't be a sucker. The devil is in the details friends. If something sounds to good to be true, it's because it is.
Susan Kim December 07, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Well-said. The energy at Maryland Live is severely lacking, especially when it comes to customer service.
Dave December 08, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Jeff, The people of Maryland voted for this idiotic agenda. Half of the population are on the government dole, and the other half are easily swayed by warmed-over pablum served by the ruling interests in the state. If cheap teleportation technology were invented Maryland would be screwed. Nearly all of its federal tax base would warp out of state at quitting time.

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