The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission has published December 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos. During the month they totalled $148,381,413 an increase of $7,347,286 (5.2 per cent) compared to the December 2017 take of $141,034,126.
Contributions to the State of Maryland from December 2018 casino gaming revenue totalled $61,032,048, including $45,792,178 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues also support local communities and jurisdictions where the six casinos are located, as well as Maryland’s horse racing industry.
The state has six privately owned casinos that 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; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.
Five of the six locations saw year-over-year increases compared to their December 2017 gaming revenue totals. MGM National Harbor (3,137 slot machines, 198 table games) took $59,916,626 in December 2018, an increase of $3,340,758 (5.9 per cent) from December 2017. Live! Casino & Hotel (3,825 slot machines, 198 table games) earned $50,075,907 in December 2018, an increase of $2,876,453 (6.1 per cent) from December 2017.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,194 slot machines, 158 table games) generated $22,226,466 in December 2018, a decrease of $1,735,771 (-7.2%) from December 2017. Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 19 table games) took $6,286,511 in December 2018, an increase of $528,681 (9.2%) from December 2017.
Ocean Downs Casino (892 slot machines, 18 table games) recorded $5,441,771 in December 2018, an increase of $1,693,317 (45.2%) from December 2017. The lowest take was at Rocky Gap Casino Resort (665 slot machines, 17 table games) with $4,434,132 in December 2018, an increase of $643,849 (17.0%) from December 2017.