MGM National Harbor gaming revenue falls again

July 9, 2019

After posting its first-ever year-over-year decline in gaming revenue in May, MGM National Harbor’s slots and tables in Prince George’s County, Maryland brought in less revenue for the second straight month in June.

MGM National Harbor had $56.9 million in June gaming revenue, down 4.1% from June 2018.

National Harbor is Maryland’s largest casino, with more than 3,100 slot machines and more than 200 table games. Despite the drop in year-over-year gaming revenue, it still accounted for almost 40% of gaming revenue from all six Maryland casinos combined.

Maryland’s second largest gambling venue, Live! Casino & Hotel at Arundel Mills had $49 million in June gaming revenue, up 1.7% from a year earlier.

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino at $18.7 million in June gaming revenue, down 18.2% from a year ago.

Results at the state’s three smaller casinos were mixed.

Hollywood Casino Perryville’s $6.4 million in gaming revenue was down 3.9%. Ocean Downs Casino’s $6.9 million in gaming revenue was down 4.8%. Rocky Gap Casino Resort’s $5.1 million, was up 7.5%.

All counted, the state’s six casinos generated $142.9 million in June gaming revenue, down 4% from a year earlier.

Contributions to Maryland coffers was $60.1 million of that total, $45.1 million of which goes to the state’s Education Trust Fund.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly and year-to-date gaming revenue figures, and how much goes to state programs, online.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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