Md. Casinos Generate $168.5M in Revenue During August
BALTIMORE- Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $168,459,348 in gaming revenue during August 2021, according to Maryland Lottery and Gaming. The total represents an increase of $18,910,348 (12.6%) compared to August 2020, when gaming revenue was $149,549,000. Casinos were limited to 50% capacity in August 2020 due to COVID-19.
Casino gaming contributions to the state in August 2021 totaled $71,284,480, an increase of $10,453,351 (17.2%) compared to the $60,831,129 contributed to the state in August 2020.
Contributions to the Education Trust Fund in August 2021 were $51,789,625, an increase of $7,515,806 (17.0%) compared to the $44,273,819 in ETF contributions during August 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 August 2021 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (2,167 slot machines, 201 table games)
$67,421,209 in August 2021, an increase of $7,714,727 (12.9%) from August 2020
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,749 slot machines, 190 table games)
$59,506,465 in August 2021, an increase of $7,037,846 (13.4%) from August 2020
Horseshoe Casino (1,530 slot machines, 137 table games)
$18,001,130 in August 2021, an increase of $1,202,587 (7.2%) from August 2020
Ocean Downs Casino (862 slot machines, 18 table games)
$9,859,131 in August 2021, an increase of $2,228,658 (29.2%) from August 2020
Hollywood Casino (766 slot machines, 16 table games)
$7,768,635 in August 2021, an increase of $986,120 (14.5%) from August 2020
Rocky Gap Casino (658 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,902,778 in August 2021, a decrease of $259,590 (-4.2%) from August 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 ().
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.