ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland casinos have set a new monthly revenue record for the second time in three months.

The Maryland Lottery announced Monday that the six casinos generated $172.4 million in May. The previous single-month record was set in March with $169.2 million.

Casinos contributed $73.4 million to the state in May. That’s an increase of $9.7 million compared to the $63.7 million contributed to the state in May 2019.

Maryland’s casinos were closed from March 16 to June 19 last year due to the pandemic.

Contributions to the Education Trust Fund in May were $53.3 million. That’s an increase of $5.5 million compared to May 2019. Casino revenues also support the communities where the casinos are located, Maryland’s horse racing industry, and small, minority- and women-owned businesses.

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This story was first published June 7, 2021. It was updated on June 8, 2021, to correct the month of the previous single-month record. It was March 2021, not May 2021.