Maryland Live Casino had a very big 2013


Maryland Live was money in 2013. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Thirteen was a lucky number for Maryland Live.

The state’s largest casino collected $586 million in gross gambling revenue in 2013, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

The pre-tax haul included nearly $153 million from live-action table games, which Maryland Live began offering in April.

Maryland’s four casinos generated nearly $750 million in total gambling revenue last year. About $415 million was collected in taxes, including $315 million that went to the Education Trust Fund.

Statewide casino revenue in December totaled $65 million, with Maryland Live contributing the bulk of it: $52 million. It was the Arundel Mills casino’s eighth consecutive month of $50 million or more in gross gambling revenue.

UPDATE (5:35 p.m.):  “We’re very pleased with our performance,” Rob Norton, Maryland Live’s president and general manager, said in a statement. “The addition of live action tables and poker has been very exciting for the property from an experience and revenue standpoint, while slots showed steady growth through the year, even with the addition of tables.”

 

J. Freedom du Lac is the editor of The Post's general assignment news desk. He was previously a Local enterprise reporter and, before that, the paper’s pop music critic.
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