Maryland Casino Returning Slots, Citing Declining Revenue | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland Casino Returning Slots, Citing Declining Revenue

Play associated audio
As many as a third of the Perryville slot machines will be returned to the state.
Michael Kappel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-i-k-e/6032405937/)
As many as a third of the Perryville slot machines will be returned to the state.

The Hollywood Casino in Perryville, Md., has notified state officials that it plans to return 400 to 500 slot machines to the state because of declining revenues.

Bill Hayles, vice president and general manager of Hollywood Casino, sent a letter to state Sen. Nancy Jacobs to let her know the casino plans to return about one-third of its 1,500 machines. The state leases slot machines to its casinos.

Hayles says revenues at the Perryville casino have declined since the June opening of the state's largest casino in Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Live Casino generated $28.5 million in its opening month, more than twice the amount made by Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs Casino combined during the same period.

The casino expects to lose more business when a casino in Baltimore opens in 2014.

WAMU 88.5

Key Civil War Generals The Subject Of New Smithsonian Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery focuses on Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
NPR

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
NPR

Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.