According to numbers released by the Maryland Lottery, monthly revenue at two Maryland casinos totaled $13,110,342.46 in August, down almost 18% from the $15,542,549.34 reported in July, 2011. This total is based on 29 days of operation due to a mandatory closing issued by state authorities as a result of Hurricane Irene.
Hollywood Casino Perryville, the state’s first and largest casino, generated a total of $8,547,807.34 in August, and its gross gaming revenue per machine per day was $183.82 for the month. The casino has 1,500 slot machines.
Casino at Ocean Downs, which opened last January 4, 2011 with 750 slots, generated a grand total of $4,562,535.12 in August, and its gross gaming revenue per machine per day was $196.66.
This is the second decline in gaming revenue reported this year. Revenue from the two casinos was up in July from the previous month. Both properties were forced to close two days last month due to the hurricane that caused alarm in several areas of the East Coast.