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Maryland Casinos See Strong Month Of Gambling During October

November 12th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated $3.4 million in revenue for the month of October, in what was another strong month for gambling in Maryland. Maryland Live along brought in $50. The massive ­casino in Anne Arundel County raked in $51.8 million in gross gambling revenue in October, the sixth consecutive month that it has cleared at least $50 million on its slot machines and table games. The total included $2.3 million from Maryland Live’s 14,800-square-foot poker room, one of the busiest card rooms in the country since its opening in late August.  Collectively, the state’s four casinos collected more than $66 million in October, according to Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency figures.  Excluding Rocky Gap, the smallest of the state’s gaming operations, that opened in May, year-over-year casino revenue in the state was up nearly 60 percent, or $23.3 million, for the month.  Despite those numbers, the state’s chief financial officer remains strongly opposed to the concept of Maryland relying too heavily on gaming to keep its fiscal house in order. He views an over reliance on slots and table games as a bad investment…


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