Maryland casinos have 2nd-best month ever

MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County led Maryland casinos in May, with $76 million in gaming revenue, up 11.1% from a year earlier. (Courtesy MGM National Harbor)

Maryland’s six casinos generated a total of $178.8 million in gaming revenue in May. That’s 3.7% more than May 2021, and the second-highest monthly gaming revenue total since July 2021, when the casinos generated $180 million.

May 2021 was the first month since the start of the pandemic with no capacity restrictions in place.

Of May’s total, the state of Maryland collects $73.5 million for various state programs, the majority of which goes to the state’s Education Trust Fund.

MGM National Harbor led casinos in May, with $76 million in gaming revenue, up 11.1% from a year earlier. Live! Casino and Hotel had $62.7 million in gaming revenue, up 2.2% from a year earlier.

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino saw a 9.4% year-over-year decline in gaming revenue, at $17.7 million last month.

The state’s three smaller casinos also saw year-over-year gaming revenue declines of 1.1% to 5.5%.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly and year-to-date casino gaming revenue and contributions to the state 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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