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State of Maryland Poker Revenue Increases 30% in February

Written By: Maya Michaels | March 7, 2017 | Posted In Poker News

3.7 million dollars was the total in the month of February that the four poker rooms took in.

The four poker rooms within the state of Maryland took in a combined total of 3.68 million dollars within the month of February, according to the last figures that were released by the state gaming regulators.

In the month of January 2017, these same four rooms took in a total of 3.9 million dollars, when comparing month over month these figures are not that useful due to February has less days.

But, when comparing February’s figures to last years figures for the same month they are significantly better.  In the month of February of the year 2016 the four poker rooms took in a total of 2.83 million dollars, which means that the state’s poker revenue grew by 30% year over year.

In January 2017, Maryland live racked in a total of 1.57 million dollars, Hollywood Casino Perryville took in a total of 95 thousand dollars, MGM National Harbor took in 1.62 million dollars, and last the Baltimore brought 402 thousand dollars to the table.

This dramatic growth that has been seen has been ultimately credited to MGM National Harbor, which in fact opened its doors in early December of 2016.  This particular casino has a total of 39 poker table rooms.

Johnny Grooms who is the MGM National Harbor Poker Room Manager states that the market is growing. 

Maryland Live actually brought in more than 2 million dollars in the month of February of 2016, so the MGM National Harbor actually took a bite out of their revenue and Maryland Live has a total of 52 poker playing tables.

The state has a total of 6 casino’s 2 of these casino’s do not offer poker in the traditional sense of the game, brought in a total revenue of 128.7 million dollars from the combined casino games within the month of February.  This figure was actually an increase of 38% year over year when compared to the figures that were taken in February of 2016.

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