Last month, Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate nearly $163 million in gaming revenue, contributing $68.2 million to the state.
According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming, February casino gaming revenues were up nearly $37 million (29.1 percent) compared to February 2021, when the casinos were operating under capacity restrictions due to COVID-19.
Contributions from last month’s casino gaming revenue totaled $68.2 million, including $49.6 million for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues also support local communities and jurisdictions in Maryland’s horse racing industry.
In 2018, Maryland voters approved an amendment to the State Constitution to safeguard State video lottery terminal revenues for education purposes.
As described in the bill and the ballot question, supplemental funding must total at least $125 million in fiscal 2020, $250 million in fiscal 2021, and $375 million in fiscal 2022. One hundred percent of the gaming revenues dedicated to public education must be supplemental funding each year thereafter.
According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming:
The gaming revenue totals for February 2022 are as follows:
MGM National Harbor (2,126 slot machines, 204 table games)
$65,837,104 in February 2022, an increase of $15,003,861 (29.5%) from February 2021
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,717 slot machines, 187 table games)
$59,438,059 in February 2022, an increase of $14,468,374 (32.2%) from February 2021
Horseshoe Casino (1,451 slot machines, 145 table games)
$17,718,142 in February 2022, an increase of $3,403,987 (23.8%) from February 2021
Hollywood Casino (714 slot machines, 18 table games)
$7,866,631 in February 2022, an increase of $1,570,311 (24.9%) from February 2021
Ocean Downs Casino (823 slot machines, 18 table games)
$6,592,413 in February 2022, an increase of $787,043 (13.6%) from February 2021
Rocky Gap Casino (625 slot machines, 16 table games)
$5,512,955 in February 2022, an increase of $1,523,704 (38.2%) from February 2021