BALTIMORE — Revenue for the state's largest casino dropped by about 10 percent in September compared to the same month last year after the opening of another large casino about 12 miles away, according to September revenue numbers released Monday by Maryland lottery officials.
Maryland Live! in Anne Arundel County generated $45.5 million from both slot machines and table games in September. That's a drop of almost $5 million compared to September 2013. The casino has 4,220 slot machines and 189 table games.
The decrease comes after the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened Aug. 26. The casino in Baltimore generated $22.4 million last month from both slot machines and table games in September. The casino in Baltimore has 2,500 slot machines and 145 table games.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Casino Perryville, which is about 40 miles north of Baltimore, generated nearly 11 percent less last month then it did at the same time last year. The casino in Perryville brought in $5.9 million from both slot machines and table games last month. The casino has 1,158 slot machines and 22 table games.
The Casino at Ocean Downs generated nearly $5 million, about a 3 percent decrease from September 2013.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated about $3.6 million from slot machines and table games, an increase of about 16 percent from September 2013.
A sixth casino in Maryland is scheduled to be built in 2016 in Prince George's County near the nation's capital. The $925 million MGM Resorts International casino will be designed to hold 3,600 slot machines and 140 table games.
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