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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 02/ 7/2011

Md. slots make $10 million in January

By Washington Post editors

Maryland's two slots casinos made about $10.8 million in January, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The Hollywood Casino in Perryville, which opened in September, made $7.7 million or $165.96 a day per machine. The casino has 1,500 slot machines.

The Casino at Ocean Downs near Ocean City took in $3 million in revenue, or $144.54 a day per machine since opening Jan. 4.

By Washington Post editors  | February 7, 2011; 11:11 AM ET
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After ALL the overhead how much did Maryland really make???

Posted by: jac43k1 | February 7, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

What percentage of the revenue goes to the state?

Posted by: PaKo7 | February 7, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Too short and sweet, but we;re getting used to getting our information elsewhere. The WAPO staff is getting very,vey LAZY.

This wasn't worth reading, too little info.

Posted by: citigreg | February 7, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

No mention of the fact that the State is now considering buying the slot machines for Big Gambling, because there are no bidders on most sites.

That there is consideration of expanding to table games, as predicted.

Or, most of all, how many customers played the machines. When $10 million is divided by that number, we can see how much an addict puts into those Social Security Deposit Machines).

Franchot and Ehrlich were right: Bad for Business, Bad for Marylanders.

Posted by: tcs1999 | February 7, 2011 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, isn't making money off the less fortunate great?

Posted by: joshlct | February 7, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

@joshlct and anyone else blaming the casino's, If you can't afford to play then you need to stay out of the casino. No one is holding a gun to anybody's head to play.

Posted by: justmyopinion49 | February 7, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

When did Ehlrich say that slots were bad for MD ?? I think he started pushing for this to happen.... O'Malley took the ball and ran to make it happen. I could care less because I am not a slot jockey.. Iknow to stay away from this because slots.. you know you are gonna lose :)

Posted by: rvanags | February 7, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

That's enough to cover the cost of 3 days of education of Maryland's illegal alien population.

Posted by: postisarag | February 7, 2011 5:41 PM | Report abuse

"made" 10 million, produced nothing. except for keeping people who can't help themselves from themselves at the margin.

so, when is national harbor opening up the casino?

Posted by: weblurker1 | February 7, 2011 5:46 PM | Report abuse

To be clear:

Ehrlich opposed the O'Malley Slot Initiative from the get-go - because O'Malley's plan was infeasible for business. A bad plan. He did favor slots, a different plan, during his tenure.

Also, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce opposed slots because O'Malley's slots would take away business away from OC and the Boardwalk - tourist money spent to the west at the track.

Posted by: tcs1999 | February 7, 2011 6:20 PM | Report abuse

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