Casinos contribute $71.1 million to the state
(Baltimore) – Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $172,901,502 in gaming revenue during December 2021, making it the second-best month in the history of Maryland’s casino program. The total represents an increase of $53,545,054 (44.9%) compared to December 2020, when the casinos were operating under capacity restrictions due to COVID-19.
Casino gaming contributions to the state in December 2021 totaled $71,098,308, an increase of $21,306,793 (42.8%) compared to the $49,791,515 contributed to the state in December 2020.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in December 2021 were $51,736,885, an increase of $15,529,745 (42.9%) compared to the $36,207,140 in ETF contributions during December 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.
The casinos’ $172.9 million performance in December surpassed the $172.4 million in gaming revenue generated in May 2021 and trailed only the July 2021 figure of $180.1 million.
“The combination of the holiday season and the launch of sports wagering at five of the casinos during December led to great results,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin. “We congratulate our casino partners for their ongoing success.”
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 December 2021 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (2,128 slot machines, 204 table games)
$74,513,341 in December 2021, an increase of $25,972,835 (53.5%) from December 2020
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,786 slot machines, 187 table games)
$62,417,986 in December 2021, an increase of $19,554,095 (45.6%) from December 2020
Horseshoe Casino (1,451 slot machines, 145 table games)
$17,054,795 in December 2021, an increase of $4,306,545 (33.8%) from December 2020
Hollywood Casino (733 slot machines, 18 table games)
$7,195,434 in December 2021, an increase of $617,765 (9.4%) from December 2020
Ocean Downs Casino (810 slot machines, 18 table games)
$6,712,845 in December 2021, an increase of $1,631,917 (32.1%) from December 2020
Rocky Gap Casino (630 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,007,102 in December 2021, an increase of $1,461,896 (41.2%) from December 2020
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.