Gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 8.9% percent in October to $143,895,409 from $157,960,668 in October 2018, state lottery and gaming officials announced last week.
In terms of year-over-year data, it’s the second month in a row that Maryland casinos brought in less revenue. Casino revenue in September was down 1.1% compared with September 2018.
Contributions to the State of Maryland from October 2019 casino gaming revenue totaled $59,267,140, including $44,456,366 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:
Three of the six casinos saw year-over-year increases compared to their October 2018 gaming revenue totals:
MGM National Harbor (3,139 slot machines, 207 table games)
$59,865,449 in October 2019, a decrease of $13,577,649 (-18.5%) from October 2018.
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,781 slot machines, 195 table games)
$47,609,584 in October 2019, an increase of $606,560 (1.3%) from October 2018.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,184 slot machines, 145 table games)
$19,147,504 in October 2019, a decrease of $1,915,040 (-9.1%) from October 2018.
Ocean Downs Casino (892 slot machines, 18 table games)
$6,673,766 in October 2019, an increase of $540,951 (8.8%) from October 2018.
Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 21 table games)
$5,843,727 in October 2019, a decrease of $6,797 (-0.1%) from October 2018.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort (664 slot machines, 18 table games)
$4,755,380 in October 2019, an increase of $286,716 (6.4%) from October 2018.
Click here to view a detailed breakdown of the October 2019 fund disbursement, fiscal year-to-date totals for the individual casinos, and the combined state cumulative total.