Maryland casinos had a good month, except Horseshoe

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Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore had 4.4% less gaming revenue in January 2020, compared with a year earlier.
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Maryland’s six casinos had a combined total of $145.5 million in January gaming revenue, up 6.2% from a year ago, led by MGM National Harbor.

Of that total, $60.2 million goes to various state programs and $45.1 million is earmarked for the state’s Education Trust Fund.

MGM National Harbor had $58.2 million in January gaming revenue, up 4.1% from a year earlier.

Live! Casino & Hotel, which has been closing the gap with MGM National Harbor, had $51.7 million in January gaming revenue, up 11.8%.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the state’s third largest casino, had $19.3 million in January gaming revenue, down 4.4%.

The state’s three smaller casinos, Ocean Downs, Rocky Gap and Hollywood Casino Perryville, all had double-digit gains in year-over-year gaming revenue last month.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly and year-to-date casino proceeds distributions online.

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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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