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Md. casinos generate $44.3M in January; state keeps $21.8M

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland casinos combined to generate $44.3 million in January, despite year-over-year revenue declines at the state’s first two slots parlors.

Maryland Live at Arundel Mills mall continued to account for the majority of state slots revenue, generating $35.9 million, or $244.10 per machine per day. The casino has 4,750 slot machines.

Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, with 1,500 slots, generated $5.5 million, or $117.31 per machine per day, a 44 percent decrease from January 2012.

While Hollywood’s revenue has steadily declined since Maryland Live opened in June, the Casino at Ocean Downs had seen steady year-over-year increases. But in January that streak was broken, as the 800-slot facility near Ocean City generated $2.9 million, or $118.10 per machine per day — 6.52 percent worse than the casino did a year ago.

The state kept $21.8 million in January to pay for public education. Casino operators kept $14.6 million.