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Maryland Casinos Pull in Record Amount in April

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BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC) - Maryland casino revenue was $103.9 million in April, a new monthly high.
    
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Thursday that last month's revenue beat the previous high of about $99 million in July of 2015.
    
Of last month's revenue, about $36 million goes to the state's Education Trust Fund. About $5 million goes to support the state's horse racing industry, and about $3.5 million goes to local impact grants. Another $950,00 goes to support small- and minority-owned businesses

"This is another great milestone for Maryland's casinos," said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. "We're looking forward to continued growth of the state's casino industry, and of course, that means more funding for important state programs."
    
This April's casino revenue increased from last April by about $14.9 million, or about 17 percent.
    
Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County generated $4,675,615 from slot machines in April, and its gross gaming revenue per unit per day was $194.58. Casino at Ocean Downs' April 2016 revenue increased by $381,060, or 8.9%, from April 2015.  The Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot machines, and does not have table games.

Maryland has five casinos, and another one is being built near the nation's capital in Prince George's County. Maryland's first casino opened in September 2010. 
 

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