For immediate release
November 5, 2018
Carole Bober Gentry
Maryland Casinos Generate Record $158 Million in Revenue During October
Casino gaming revenue contributes $60.7 million to the state
(BALTIMORE) – Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that October 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled a new single-month record of $157,960,668, an increase of $24,724,968 (18.6%) compared to the October 2017 total of $133,235,700.
The October 2018 total was an increase of $1,405,075 (0.9%) from the previous single-month record of $156,555,593 in May 2018.
Contributions to the State of Maryland from October 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $60,692,128, including $45,523,553 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; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.
Four of the six casinos saw year-over-year increases compared to their October 2017 gaming revenue totals:
MGM National Harbor (3,136 slot machines, 198 table games)
$73,443,098 in October 2018, an increase of $21,490,153 (41.4%) from October 2017.
Live! Casino & Hotel (3,870 slot machines, 202 table games)
$47,003,024 in October 2018, an increase of $1,169,103 (2.6%) from October 2017.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,194 slot machines, 167 table games)
$21,062,544 in October 2018, an increase of $1,486,007 (7.6%) from October 2017.
Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 21 table games)
$5,850,524 in October 2018, a decrease of $81,665 (-1.4%) from October 2017.
Ocean Downs Casino (892 slot machines, 18 table games)
$6,132,814 in October 2018, an increase of $838,883 (15.8%) from October 2017.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort (665 slot machines, 17 table games)
$4,468,664 in October 2018, a decrease of $177,513 (-3.8%) from October 2017.
Details on each casino’s gaming revenues and contributions to the State of Maryland are included in the attached charts, and both fiscal and calendar year-to-date totals are available online(Click HERE).
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is responsible for oversight of the state’s casinos. In this role, the agency provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security, regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial reports are posted on gaming.mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
Carole Bober Gentry
Managing Director of Communications
Maryland Lottery and Gaming
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21230
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