Rocky Gap generates $4.7 million in September




Rocky Gap Casino Resort includes 579 slot machines and 18 table games.

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CUMBERLAND — Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated $4.7 million from its slot machines and table games in September, a 6.1 percent increase when compared to the same month last year, according to numbers released by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
Combined, the state's six casinos made nearly $135 million for the month, an increase of $37.4 million compared to September 2016.
In a year-to-year comparison not including MGM National Harbor, which opened Dec. 8, statewide casino revenue decreased nearly $12 million. MGM National Harbor generated just under $50 million from its slot machines and table games last month.



Revenue at Rocky Gap increased $270,970 from last year's September numbers.
The resort operates 665 slot machines and 17 banked table games. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was $206.23 for slot machines and $1,648.53 for banked table games.
The other casinos that showed year-to year increases were Ocean Downs and Hollywood Casino Perryville.
Casino contributions to the state go to the Maryland Education Trust Fund and also support small-, minority- and women-owned businesses, local impact grants and the state’s horse racing industry.
In Allegany County, the funds benefit Opportunity Scholarships for students attending Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University, local fire companies, board of education capital programs and the county’s pay-as-you-go account.





In August, Rocky Gap resort officials said contributions to Allegany County totaled nearly $3 million since the casino's 2014 opening.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is responsible for oversight of the state’s casinos.






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