Revenues from casinos in Maryland continue to do well, with a rise of 10% on July of last year, with Maryland Live! yet again leading the way. The four casinos in the state all posted positive numbers with the Hollywood Casino in Perryville edging just a little over what it made for the same month last year, The Casino at Ocean Downs up 4.6%, the Rocky Gap Casino Resort earning $4.2 million and Maryland Live! showing a huge 11% increase with a total of $58.2 million in revenue. This August sees the opening of Maryland’s fifth casino and will mean that future numbers are bound to change when the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens up its doors, but things are definitely looking good on the casino gaming front in the state. The Horseshoe will become second in size to Maryland Live! and will boast a huge 2,500 slot machines and 100 casino table games as well as a large selection of drinking and dining choices, and the $454 Million development is seen as the main competition to Maryland Live!
Maryland Live! does in fact offer its own play money online casino at which you’ll find a huge array of online slots and table games, as well as plenty of information regarding the land based casino. It delivers plenty of well designed offerings such as Buffalo Slots, Sun and Moon, Tiki Torch, Dolphin Treasure and More Chilli and plenty of classic table games such as blackjack and roulette. In September last year the Director of the States Lotto, when questioned regarding regulated online casino gambling in Maryland was open about the fact that it had not really been discussed and that at best they would be keeping an eye on how things were going in New Jersey. It has to be remembered that casino gambling is relatively new to Maryland with just 18 months or so under its belt, and the focus has been on getting the newly opened casinos up to speed, which has clearly worked. Maybe regulated online casino action will come to the state, but until it does, residents have more than enough options available to them in the large selection of offshore online casinos that cater for their every need.