Casinos contribute $77.3 million to the state
(Baltimore) – Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate a single-month record of $180,145,516 in gaming revenue during July 2021. It is the third time in five months that the state’s casinos have set a new revenue record.
The July total represents an increase of $40,225,498 (28.7%) compared to July 2020, when gaming revenue was $139,920,018. Casinos were limited to 50% capacity in July 2020, which was the first full month that the properties were open after being closed from March 16, 2020 to June 19, 2020 due to COVID-19.
Earlier this year, Maryland’s casinos set a new single-month record of $169,179,016 in March, which was surpassed in May, when gaming revenue totaled $172,394,450. Five of the top six single-month totals in the history of Maryland’s casino program have come in 2021. The state’s first casino opened in September 2010, and six casinos have been in operation since the opening of MGM National Harbor in December 2016.
Casino gaming contributions to the state in July 2021 totaled $77,338,403, an increase of $19,377,754 (33.4%) compared to the $57,960,649 contributed to the state in July 2020.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in July 2021 were $56,269,566, an increase of $12,789,276 (29.4%) compared to the $43,480,290 in ETF contributions during July 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 July 2021 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (2,170 slot machines, 200 table games)
$72,299,979 in July 2021, an increase of $19,970,634 (38.2%) from July 2020
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,731 slot machines, 188 table games)
$62,903,973 in July 2021, an increase of $11,396,619 (22.1%) from July 2020
Horseshoe Casino (1,515 slot machines, 137 table games)
$19,344,688 in July 2021, an increase of $3,539,269 (22.4%) from July 2020
Ocean Downs Casino (860 slot machines, 18 table games)
$10,493,030 in July 2021, an increase of $2,732,817 (35.2%) from July 2020
Hollywood Casino (761 slot machines, 16 table games)
$8,782,823 in July 2021, an increase of $1,773,569 (25.3%) from July 2020
Rocky Gap Casino (657 slot machines, 18 table games)
$6,321,022 in July 2021, an increase of $812,590 (14.8%) from July 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.