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Maryland casinos, including Rocky Gap had a slower holiday season, down from 2021

January 7th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Gaming revenue was lower in December almost across the board at Maryland’s casinos. Monthly numbers released by Maryland Lottery and Gaming shows the six casinos generated a combined $165.2 million in revenue from slot machines and table games in December — down 4.5% from December 2021. Of that total, $69.7 million is collected for various state programs, the lion’s share of which goes to the state’s Education Trust Fund. At MGM National Harbor, December gaming revenue was $69.4 million, 6.9% lower than a year ago. At the state’s second-largest casino, Live! Casino and Hotel, December gaming revenue was $59.7 million, down 4.4%. Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino had $16.8 million in December gaming revenue, down 1.4%. Among the state’s three smaller casinos, Ocean Downs and Hollywood Casino had higher year-over-year gaming revenue, at 7.3% and 15%. Rocky Gap Casino’s December gaming revenue was down 3.7% from a year ago. Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly and year-to-date casino gaming revenue and contributions to state programs on its website online