Casinos contribute $59.9 million to the state
(Baltimore) – Maryland’s six casinos generated $142,660,085 in gaming revenue during October of 2020. While casino capacities remain limited to 50% due to COVID-19 restrictions, the total represents a decrease of just 0.9% ($1,235,325) compared to the October 2019 total of $143,895,409. Four casinos saw increases from their October 2019 gaming revenues.
Casino contributions to the state in October 2020 were $59,933,270, an increase of $666,130 (1.1%) compared to the $59,267,140 contributed to the state in October 2019.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in October 2020 were $43,576,492, a decrease of $879,874 (-2.0%) compared to the $44,456,366 in ETF contributions during October 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 facemasks.
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 revenue totals for October 2020:
MGM National Harbor (1,699 slot machines, 190 table games)
$56,568,030 in October 2020, a decrease of $3,297,420 (-5.5%) from October 2019
Live! Casino & Hotel (2,391 slot machines, 184 table games)
$49,561,568 in October 2020, an increase of $1,951,984 (4.1%) from October 2019
Horseshoe Casino (1,028 slot machines, 152 table games)
$17,331,317 in October 2020, a decrease of $1,816,187 (-9.5%) from October 2019
Hollywood Casino (499 slot machines, 15 table games)
$7,005,324 in October 2020, an increase of $1,161,597 (19.9%) from October 2019
Ocean Downs Casino (612 slot machines, 18 table games)
$6,951,064 in October 2020, an increase of $277,298 (4.2%) from October 2019
Rocky Gap Casino (415 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,242,783 in October 2020, an increase of $487,403 (10.2%) from October 2019
Details on each casino’s gaming revenues and contributions to the State of Maryland are included in the attached charts, and both fiscal and calendar year-to-date totals are available online (CLICK HERE).
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.