All-time high for Maryland casinos

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s six casinos generated record single-month gaming revenue of almost $151 million in March, and MGM National Harbor accounts for the lion’s share of that.

The March gaming revenue total was 6.3 percent higher than a year ago.

MGM National Harbor also set a single-month record, generating $60.4 million in gaming revenue last month — up almost 18 percent from March of last year.

MGM National Harbor accounted for 40 percent of gaming revenue generated by all six Maryland casinos last month.

Maryland’s second-largest casino, Live! at Arundel Mills, which is wrapping up a major expansion, generated $47 million from its slots and table games last month — up about 1 percent from a year earlier.

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino continues to see a decline in gaming revenue, generating $24.9 million in March. That’s down nearly 8 percent from March of last year.

Gaming revenue increased at Maryland’s three smaller casinos compared to a year earlier — up 2.4 percent at Hollywood Casino Perryville; up more than 26 percent at Ocean Downs Casino; and up less than one percent at Rocky Gap Casino Resort.

Maryland’s share of casino revenue, by law, goes to the Maryland Education Trust Fund, local impact grants, local jurisdictions, the state’s horse racing industry and the Maryland General Fund.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts regular updates of monthly casino fund distributions.

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