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Chips at Horseshoe Casino. (File)
Chips at Horseshoe Casino. (File)

Curfew blamed for decrease in Horseshoe Casino revenue

Horsehoe Casino says the curfew derailed what was expected to be the facility's best month of operation.

A curfew imposed in the wake of a riot and a state of emergency declared in Baltimore is being blamed for a decrease in revenue in April at Horseshoe Casino. The casino operations were affected by a six-day curfew imposed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the wake of riots and a state of emergency that was declared in Baltimore City. The curfew, which began on April 28, caused the casino, which had been a 24-hour operation, to close from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. The under-performing casino generated more than $22.9 million in April — a decrease of about $1.8 million month over month.

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