MGM National Harbor bounces back from 2 straight monthly declines

Maryland’s six casinos generated $149.3 million in gaming revenue in July, up 1.9% from July 2018.

MGM National Harbor accounted for $60.8 million of that total, an increase of 4.1% from a year ago, and the gain follows the casino’s first-ever back-to-back declines in gaming revenue in June.

Various state programs in Maryland will get $61.7 million of that, including $46.3 million for the state’s Education Trust Fund.

The state’s second-largest casino, Live! Casino & Hotel at Arundel Mills, had $49.3 million in July gaming revenue, a 3.2% increase from a year earlier.

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino was the only one of the state’s three largest casinos to see gaming revenue decline. It had $19.4 million in gaming revenue, down 5.2% from a year ago.

The state’s three smaller casinos had mixed results.

Hollywood Casino Perryville had $6.5 million in July gaming revenue, up 5.9%. Ocean Downs Casino had $8.2 million in gaming revenue, down 5.5%. Rocky Gap Casino Resort had $5.2 million in gaming revenue last month, up 0.6%.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly and year-to-date gaming revenue and state contribution breakdowns each month 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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