Casino gaming revenue contributes $63.6 million to the state
Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that May 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $152,275,799. The total represents a $4,279,794 (-2.7%) decrease compared to the May 2018 total of $156,555,593.
Contributions to the State of Maryland from May 2019 casino gaming revenue totaled $63,655,376, including $47,747,479 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues also support local communities and jurisdictions where the six casinos are located, as well as Maryland’s horse racing industry.
“As Maryland’s casinos reach full development of their respective markets, we will begin to see more volatility in month-over-month results, as today’s report shows,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. “We fully expect long-term growth to continue to be positive.”
Maryland has six privately owned casinos that 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; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.
Four of the six casinos saw year-over-year increases compared to their May 2018 gaming revenue totals:
MGM National Harbor (3,136 slot machines, 199 table games)
$59,122,476 in May 2019, a decrease of $3,177,971 (-5.1%) from May 2018.
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,818 slot machines, 197 table games)
$53,498,401 in May 2019, an increase of $1,477,082 (2.8%) from May 2018.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,203 slot machines, 147 table games)
$20,559,140 in May 2019, a decrease of $3,518,074 (-14.6%) from May 2018.
Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 21 table games)
$6,912,664 in May 2019, an increase of $126,335 (1.9%) from May 2018.
Ocean Downs Casino (874 slot machines, 18 table games)
$7,237,481 in May 2019, an increase of $804,891 (12.5%) from May 2018.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort (665 slot machines, 19 table games)
$4,945,638 in May 2019, an increase of $7,943 (0.2%) from May 2018.
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.