State Casino Revenues Sluggish in September

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 1.1% percent in September to $142.2 million from $143.8 million in September 2018, state lottery and gaming officials announced this week. In terms of year-over-year data, August GGR was up 5.4% – the fourth-best month in the history of Maryland’s casino gaming program.

Contributions from September 2019 casino gaming revenue totaled $59.3 million, including $44.4 million 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.

Maryland 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; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.

According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming:

Two of the six casinos saw year-over-year increases compared to their September 2018 gaming revenue totals:

MGM National Harbor (3,139 slot machines, 204 table games)
$57,716,857 in September 2019, an increase of $3,289,958 (6.0%) from September 2018.

Live! Casino & Hotel (3,697 slot machines, 193 table games)
$47,705,742 in September 2019, a decrease of $2,573,622 (-5.1%) from September 2018.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,199 slot machines, 145 table games)
$18,564,509 in September 2019, a decrease of $2,095,006 (-10.1%) from September 2018.

Ocean Downs Casino (892 slot machines, 18 table games)
$7,469,037 in September 2019, a decrease of $31,797 (-0.4%) from September 2018.

Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 21 table games)
$5,971,050 in September 2019, a decrease of $295,113 (-4.7%) from September 2018.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort (665 slot machines, 18 table games)
$4,795,941 in September 2019, an increase of $148,459 (3.2%) from September 2018.

Click here to view a detailed breakdown of the September 2019 fund disbursement, fiscal year-to-date totals for the individual casinos, and the combined state cumulative total.

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