The Maryland Lottery today announced that Hollywood Casino Perryville generated September revenue of $2,075,838.53 during only four days of operation. The first of Maryland’s slots facilities, originally slated to open September 30, opened three days ahead of schedule on September 27 with 1,500 slot machines.
The facility averaged nearly $346 per day per machine in gross gaming revenue. A Department of Legislative Services study projected gross gaming revenue of $210 per machine per day. Below is a detailed breakdown of the gross gaming revenue and fund disbursement for Hollywood Casino Perryville’s September 2010 operation:
HOLLYWOOD CASINO PERRYVILLE PROCEEDS* – SEPTEMBER 2010
|Gross Gaming Revenue||%||Revenue Breakdown|
|Maryland Education Trust Fund||48.5||$1,006,781.69|
|Hollywood Casino Perryville||33||$685,026.71|
|Horse racing purse account||7||$145,308.70|
|Local impact grants||5.5||$114,171.12|
|Racetrack facility renewal account||2.5||$51,895.96|
(slots program regulators)
|Small, minority and women-owned businesses||1.5||$31,137.58|
* These figures do not include the gross gaming revenue from the controlled demonstration held on 9/25/2010.
“The money generated from slots will benefit many important state programs, most significantly public education,” said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino. “This casino opened ahead of schedule and without incident. We are pleased that it has created 350 new jobs, employing most of its workers from Cecil and Harford counties.”
The Maryland Lottery will post monthly financial reports on slots revenues on its website, mdlottery.com. “We are committed to maintaining integrity and transparency in our regulation of the state’s casinos, and this is another way of keeping Marylanders informed.”
Hollywood Casino Perryville, located just off I-95 in Cecil County, offers 1,500 state-of-the-art slot machines, a grill and buffet, gift shop and parking for more than 1,600 vehicles.