Casinos contribute $67.6 million to the state
(Baltimore) – Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $161,498,128 in gaming revenue during June 2021. The total represents an increase of $18,607,558 (13.0%) compared to June 2019, when gaming revenue was $142,890,570. All six casinos were closed for most of June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Casino gaming contributions to the state in June 2021 totaled $67,631,822, an increase of $7,556,684 (12.6%) compared to the $60,075,138 contributed to the state in June 2019.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in June 2021 were $49,142,987, an increase of $4,058,075 (9.0%) compared to the $45,084,912 in ETF contributions during June 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, 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. By June 17, 2021, capacity restrictions had been lifted at all six casinos, but some slot machine and table game seats could not be occupied because casinos continue to comply with social-distancing guidelines.
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 June 2021 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (2,207 slot machines, 200 table games)
$63,699,004 in June 2021, an increase of $6,817,737 (12.0%) from June 2019
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,249 slot machines, 188 table games)
$58,473,180 in June 2021, an increase of $9,488,801 (19.4%) from June 2019
Horseshoe Casino (1,341 slot machines, 137 table games)
$17,014,919 in June 2021, a decrease of $1,671,830 (-8.9%) from June 2019
Ocean Downs Casino (855 slot machines, 18 table games)
$8,844,489 in June 2021, an increase of $1,990,502 (29.0%) from June 2019
Hollywood Casino (641 slot machines, 16 table games)
$7,710,865 in June 2021, an increase of $1,342,916 (21.1%) from June 2019
Rocky Gap Casino (650 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,755,671 in June 2021, an increase of $639,434 (12.5%) from June 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 1-800-426-2537.