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Maryland casinos saw an increase in revenue in September

October 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Casinos in Maryland are seeing an increase in revenue for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut their doors for three months. The Baltimore Sun reported  that the casinos brought in more than $1.4 million during this past September than they did during the same month last year. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission said the state’s six casinos made a combined $143,709,268 in September 2020 compared with $142,223,137 in 2019. That makes for a 1% increase.  Rocky Gap Casino in Allegany County made just over $5 million in September 2020, an increase of more than $247,000 from the same time last year. Casinos were closed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in the middle of March to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The establishments were allowed to reopen at 50% capacity on June 19.