Gambling revenue at Maryland’s six casinos set monthly records in March, May and July, but the betting pulled back a bit in August.
The six casinos generated total gaming revenue of $168.5 million in August, down from a record $180 million in July. Still, August gaming revenue was still up 12.6% from August 2020, when casinos were restricted to 50% capacity.
The state of Maryland collects $71.3 million of the August total for various state programs, the largest contribution goes to the state’s Education Trust Fund.
MGM National Harbor remains the largest casino by gaming revenue, generating $67.4 million in August, up 12.9% from a year ago. Live! Casino & Hotel generated $59.5 million in gaming revenue, up 13.4%.
Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino reversed several months of year-over-year declines in gaming revenue, up 7.2% from last August to $18 million.
Ocean Downs Casino and Hollywood Casino both posted double digit year-over-year increases in gaming revenue. Rocky Gap Casino was the only one to have a year-over-year decrease, down 4.2%.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly and year-to-date casino contributions to the state online.