Casinos contribute $53.2 million to the state
(Baltimore) – Maryland’s six casinos generated $126,208,025 in gaming revenue during February of 2021. The total represents a decrease of $25,066,312 (-16.6%) compared to the February 2020 total of $151,274,337. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, four casinos are limited to 50% capacity; MGM National Harbor and Horseshoe Casino are limited to 25% capacity.
Casino gaming contributions to the state in February 2021 totaled $53,194,580, a decrease of $9,679,332 (-15.4%) compared to the $62,873,922 contributed to the state in February 2020.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in February 2021 were $38,658,856, a decrease of $8,506,668 (-18.0%) compared to the $47,165,524 in ETF contributions during February 2020. Casino gaming revenues also support the communities and jurisdictions where the casinos are located, Maryland’s horse racing industry, and small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
As part of Maryland’s effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, the casinos were closed on March 16, 2020, and began reopening with capacity limitations on June 19, 2020. Casino operators worked with local and state public health officials to develop their reopening protocols. The casinos have implemented social distancing and sanitation procedures, including a requirement that all employees and patrons wear face coverings.
Maryland’s six privately owned casinos offer both slot machines and table games: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.
The gaming revenue totals for February 2021 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (1,636 slot machines, 196 table games)
$50,833,242 in February 2021, a decrease of $10,275,824 (-16.8%) from February 2020
Live! Casino & Hotel (2,772 slot machines, 184 table games)
44,969,686 in February 2021, a decrease of $9,795,368 (-17.9%) from February 2020
Horseshoe Casino (1,009 slot machines, 152 table games)
$14,314,156 in February 2021, a decrease of $3,606,449 (-20.1%) from February 2020
Hollywood Casino (601 slot machines, 16 table games)
$6,296,320 in February 2021, a decrease of $362,425 (-5.4 %) from February 2020
Ocean Downs Casino (609 slot machines, 18 table games)
$5,805,370 in February 2021, a decrease of $169,345 (-2.8%) from February 2020
Rocky Gap Casino (416 slot machines, 16 table games)
$3,989,252 in February 2021, a decrease of $856,900 (-17.7%) from February 2020
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is responsible for oversight of the state’s casinos. In this role, the agency provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security, regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial reports are posted on mdgaming.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-426-2537.