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While operating at 50 percent capacity due to coronavirus restrictions, Maryland’s six casinos generated about $142.6 million in October, a decrease of about $1.2 million compared to October 2019.

The casinos — which include Live! Casino & Hotel, Hollywood Casino, Ocean Downs Casino, Rocky Gap Casino, MGM National Harbor and Horseshoe Casino — together racked up $142,660,085 in October, down $1,235,325, or 0.9%, from October 2019.

The first four in that list actually increased their gaming revenues compared to October 2019, while the last two saw decreases that brought down the group’s total revenue.

The six casinos contributed about $59,933,270 to the state last month, an increase of $666,130, or 1.1 %, from $59,267,140 in October 2019.

But contributions to the Education Trust Fund decreased by nearly $879,874, or 2%, from $44,456,366 during October 2019 to $43,576,492 during October 2020.

Casinos were closed in March to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reopened in June with limited capacity, social distancing, sanitation procedures and face mask requirements.

The totals for each casino during October 2020 were:

MGM National Harbor (1,699 slot machines, 190 table games)

$56,568,030 in October 2020, a decrease of $3,297,420 (-5.5%) from October 2019

Live! Casino & Hotel (2,391 slot machines, 184 table games)

$49,561,568 in October 2020, an increase of $1,951,984 (4.1%) from October 2019

Horseshoe Casino (1,028 slot machines, 152 table games)

$17,331,317 in October 2020, a decrease of $1,816,187 (-9.5%) from October 2019

Hollywood Casino (499 slot machines, 15 table games)

$7,005,324 in October 2020, an increase of $1,161,597 (19.9%) from October 2019

Ocean Downs Casino (612 slot machines, 18 table games)

$6,951,064 in October 2020, an increase of $277,298 (4.2%) from October 2019

Rocky Gap Casino (415 slot machines, 16 table games)

$5,242,783 in October 2020, an increase of $487,403 (10.2%) from October 2019

People can find monthly financial reports and other casino information at mdgaming.com.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget. People who have problems with gambling are encouraged to seek help at mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...