Casinos contribute nearly $69 million to the state
Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $165,388,039 in gaming revenue during September 2021. The total represents an increase of $21,678,771 (15.1%) compared to September 2020, when gaming revenue was $143,709,267.55. Casinos were limited to 50% capacity in September 2020 due to COVID-19.
Casino gaming contributions to the state in September 2021 totaled $68,987,724, an increase of $9,291,844 (15.6%) compared to the $59,695,881 contributed to the state in September 2020.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in September 2021 were $50,147,043, an increase of $6,743,438 (15.6%) compared to the $43,403,605 in ETF contributions during September 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.
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 September 2021 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (2,123 slot machines, 199 table games)
$69,496,983 in September 2021, an increase of $12,013,124 (20.9%) from September 2020
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,747 slot machines, 190 table games)
$56,496,012 in September 2021, an increase of $7,343,463 (14.9%) from September 2020
Horseshoe Casino (1,519 slot machines, 137 table games)
$17,532,299.25 in September 2021, a decrease of $81,279 (-0.5%) from September 2020
Ocean Downs Casino (842 slot machines, 18 table games)
$9,034,196.09 in September 2021, an increase of $1,339,265 (17.4%) from September 2020
Hollywood Casino (728 slot machines, 18 table games)
$7,465,134.40 in September 2021, an increase of $743,730 (11.1%) from September 2020
Rocky Gap Casino (651 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,363,413.14 in September 2021, an increase of $320,468 (6.4%) from September 2020
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 1-800-426-2537.