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Maryland Live Casino
(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Led by Maryland Live, casinos top $70M in May

Maryland Live Casino continues to dominate the state’s gambling landscape as overall revenue from casinos surged in May.

The state’s four operational casinos reported a combined $75.83 million in May, an increase of more than $4.4 million over April. It was just the fourth time since May 2013 that combined casino revenue broke the $70 million mark, according to data released by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

Maryland Live Casino in Hanover accounted for more than $59.5 million, or nearly 78.5 percent of total casino revenue last month. Overall, it was the second-biggest month for the casino that is owned by The Cordish Cos.

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated more than $7.8 million, or about 10.3 percent of all gaming revenue in May. The casino generated over $230,000 more than the previous month but is down nearly $750,000 compared to the same time last year.

The Casino at Ocean Downs reported more than $7.8 million in revenue — an increase of more than $1.1 million month over month. Revenue for the Eastern Shore venue, which accounted for more than 6.2 percent of the overall take in May, is down more than $54,000 compared to May 2013.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort reported nearly $3.8 million, or about 5 percent of overall casino revenue in May. Month over month, the revenue was up about $140,000 and up about $3 million compared to May 2013.