Casinos contribute $53.7 million to the state
(Baltimore) – Maryland’s six casinos generated $130,377,478 in gaming revenue during November of 2020. The total represents a decrease of 7.4% ($10,458,102) compared to the November 2019 total of $140,835,580. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five of the casinos are limited to 50% of their capacity; Horseshoe Casino is limited to 25%.
Casino contributions to the state in November 2020 were $53,702,806, a decrease of $5,394,261 (-9.1%) compared to the $59,097,067 contributed to the state in November 2019.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in November 2020 were $39,066,703, a decrease of $5,248,032 (-11.8%) compared to the $44,314,735 in ETF contributions during November 2019. 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 and began reopening with capacity limitations on June 19. 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.
Here are the gaming revenue totals for November 2020:
MGM National Harbor (1,665 slot machines, 193 table games)
$55,324,844 in November 2020, an increase of $1,416,569 (2.6%) from November 2019
Live! Casino & Hotel (2,533 slot machines, 184 table games)
$45,007,582 in November 2020, a decrease of $7,899,492 (-14.9%) from November 2019
Horseshoe Casino (905 slot machines, 152 table games)
$15,254,974 in November 2020, a decrease of $3,116,531 (-17.0%) from November 2019
Hollywood Casino (506 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,878,968 in November 2020, an increase of $90,617 (1.6%) from November 2019
Ocean Downs Casino (596 slot machines, 18 table games)
$5,095,732 in November 2020, a decrease of $328,472 (-6.1%) from November 2019
Rocky Gap Casino (415 slot machines, 16 table games)
$3,815,378 in November 2020, a decrease of $620,793 (-14.0%) from November 2019
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-GAMBLER.