Perryville parlor sees summer doldrums
Revenues were up slightly at the Ocean Downs casino -- summer is supposed to be their best season -- but the bump on the shore wasn't enough to buoy overall revenues, according to a story by colleague Hanah Cho. The combined VLT program brought in $13.3 million in May. In June the total dropped to $12.6 million.
Maryland voters approved five casinos in 2008, but only two are operational. Late last month officials issued an RFP for Rocky Gap -- the third attempt to find a developer willing to turn the failing resort into a casino. The state is also awaiting a second round of bidding on a proposed project in Baltimore City.
A fifth casino is under construction at the Arundel Mills shopping mall.