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Md. casinos brought in $71 million in August

Maryland’s four casinos generated gaming revenue of slightly more than $71 million in August, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced in its monthly report on casino returns.

Maryland Live, with its 3,700 slot machines, generated $53 million in August.

Excluding the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, which opened to the public on May 22, 2013, revenue at the three older gambling venues increased by $22.4 million, or 50.1 percent, compared to August 2012.

Individually, Maryland Live Casino’s August 2013 revenue from slot machines and table games was $53.3 million, a 64.4 percent increase from August 2012.

Maryland Live! also opened a 52-table poker room on Aug. 28, and in just four days of play, the casino brought in $350,000 in poker revenue.

Casino at Ocean Downs generated $6 million in gambling receipts in August 2013, up 5.4 percent from the prior-year period.

Hollywood Casino Perryville’s revenue from gambling devices and games was $7.7 million, up 17.9 percent from August 2012.

Rocky Gap’s August gambling revenue was $4 million.