Maryland casino December 2020 revenue down nearly 20% from last year

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Maryland’s six casinos generated $119,356,448 in gaming revenue during December, a nearly 20% decrease compared to December 2019, which generated over $149 million.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MGM National Harbor, Live! Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino were limited to 25% capacity during December. The state’s other three casinos were limited to 50% capacity.

Casino gaming contributions to the state in December 2020 totaled $49,791,515, a decrease of 17.9% from December 2019.

Contributions to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) in December 2020 were $36,207,140, a decrease of 20.4% compared to last year. Casino gaming revenue also supports the communities and jurisdictions where the casinos are located, Maryland’s horse racing industry, and small, minority- and women-owned businesses.

As part of Maryland’s effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, the casinos were closed on March 16 and began reopening with capacity limitations on June 19. Casino operators worked with local and state public health officials to develop reopening protocols. The casinos have implemented social distancing and sanitation procedures, including a requirement that all employees and patrons wear masks.

Gaming revenue totals for December 2020:

MGM National Harbor (1,519 slot machines, 204 table games)

$48,540,506 in December 2020, a decrease of $14,074,650 (-22.5%) from December 2019

Live! Casino & Hotel (2,614 slot machines, 184 table games)

$42,863,891 in December 2020, a decrease of $8,928,643 (-17.2%) from December 2019

Horseshoe Casino (817 slot machines, 152 table games)

$12,748,249 in December 2020, a decrease of $5,989,879 (-32.0%) from December 2019

Hollywood Casino (502 slot machines, 16 table games)

$6,577,669 in December 2020, an increase of $512,240 (8.4 %) from December 2019

Ocean Downs Casino (601 slot machines, 18 table games)

$5,080,927 in December 2020, a decrease of $559,722 (-9.9%) from December 2019

Rocky Gap Casino (405 slot machines, 16 table games)

$3,545,206 in December 2020, a decrease of $690,392 (-16.3%) from December 2019

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.



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