Maryland’s six casinos have generated a total of $165.6 million in gaming revenue from slot machines and table games in December 2023. This represents a slight increase of 0.3% compared to the same period in 2022. Furthermore, these casinos made contributions of $70.2 million to the state in December 2023, reflecting a 0.7% increase from the previous year.

These contributions are crucial in supporting various important initiatives, including the Education Trust Fund, community development, the Maryland horse racing industry, and small, minority-, and women-owned businesses.

The six privately owned casinos in Maryland, namely MGM National Harbor, Live! Casino & Hotel, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Ocean Downs Casino, Hollywood Casino Perryville, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort, all offer a range of slot machines and table games.

Breaking down the December 2023 figures for each casino:

MGM National Harbor: Generated $70.8 million, experiencing a 2.1% increase from December 2022.

Live! Casino & Hotel: Reported $60.6 million, reflecting a 1.5% growth from December 2022.

Horseshoe Casino: Recorded $15.2 million, indicating a 9.6% decrease from December 2022.

Ocean Downs Casino: Accounted for $7 million, showing a 2.7% decrease from December 2022.

Hollywood Casino: Accumulated $7.6 million, registering a 4.0% increase from December 2022.

Rocky Gap Casino: Posted $4.4 million, indicating an 8.2% decrease from December 2022.

In comparison, November 2023 saw a decline in gaming revenue, totaling $157.7 million, down by 3.5% from the previous year. Notable variations among individual casinos included a 10.6% decrease for Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, while Live! Casino & Hotel and Hollywood Casino Perryville experienced growth of 1.6% and 0.1%, respectively.

Despite the slight dip in casino revenue, the state reported growth in gaming revenue from other sources. In October 2023, the state witnessed the highest month for sports wagering, reaching $5.8 million. Additionally, the casinos contributed a total of $66.2 million to the state, with $47.7 million being directed to the Education Trust Fund.

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