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Maryland casinos have 4th best month ever, Rocky Gap revenue up 5.8%

September 6th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino continues to struggle, but as a whole, Maryland’s casinos just turned in their fourth best monthly gaming revenue numbers ever. The state’s six casinos reported $154.3 million in August gaming revenue, up 5.4% from a year ago.

MGM National Harbor accounted for about 40% of that total, or $62.4 million. That’s a 7% increase from last August.

The state’s second-largest casino, Live! Casino & Hotel, had just over $53 million in gaming revenue, a 12.7% jump from a year ago.

Horseshoe Casino’s gaming revenue was down 13% from a year ago, at $18.3 million.

Of the state’s three smaller casinos, Ocean Downs Casino reported a 6.5% increase to $8.8 million in gaming revenue. Hollywood Casino Perryville had $6.4 million in gaming revenue, down 2.7%. And Rocky Gap Casino Resort had $5.4 million in gaming revenue, up 5.8%.

Maryland’s share of the August gaming revenue total for various state programs is $63.3 million, including $47.4 million for the state’s Education Trust Fund.

One Response to “Maryland casinos have 4th best month ever, Rocky Gap revenue up 5.8%”

  1. September 06, 2019 at 3:22 pm, Linmarie said:

    This sounds all well and good. However, we do not hear about the people who gamble their work check away. Nor the arguments that families may have concerning living expenses. Once I went into Rocky Gap at 11:00 am for lunch. I was shocked to see how many people were there on Monday. I pray people gamble responsibly.


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