Maryland officials say lottery sales and casino revenues contributed over a billion dollars to the state in the 2015 fiscal year, the first time the number has topped the $1 billion mark.
Maryland’s five casinos generated a total of $82.8 million in revenue last month.
Maryland’s lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, the agency that oversees gambling in Maryland reported Monday.
Maryland officials say the state’s four casinos brought in more than $72 million in revenue last month.
More than two dozen instances of underage gambling at Maryland casinos will cost casino operators tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
State officials say Maryland’s four casinos generated $71 million in revenue in August, nearly three-quarters of it from the state’s largest casino, Maryland Live!
Some in a small community of 9 homes on Old Fort Road in Fort Washington have already left. Others are having a harder time of it because they don’t have the resources or money to pick up and go.
Two more casino companies have applied for a license to build a casino near the nation’s capital, bringing the total number of applicants to three.
The Maryland gambling expansion bill has officially been signed into law by Governor O’Malley after a long, exhaustive special session. Pending voter approval in November, this means a new casino in Prince George’s County, among other changes.