Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

August 8, 2018

Casino gaming revenue contributes $60.6 million to the state

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031, an increase of 5.6% compared to the July 2017 total of $138,756,987.

Contributions to the State of Maryland from July 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $60,564,399, including $45,415,176 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues also support local communities and jurisdictions where the six casinos are located, as well as Maryland’s horse racing industry.

Maryland has six privately owned casinos that offer both slot machines and table games: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.

Four of the six casinos saw year-over-year increases compared to their July 2017 gaming revenue totals:

MGM National Harbor (2,954 slot machines, 187 table games)
$58,345,063 in July 2018, an increase of $7,572,821 (14.9%) from July 2017.

Live! Casino & Hotel (3,997 slot machines, 198 table games)
$47,725,739 in July 2018, an increase of $879,276 (1.0%) from July 2017.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,202 slot machines, 167 table games)
$20,446,574 in July 2018, a decrease of $2,545,430 (11.1%) from July 2017.

Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 22 table games)
$6,163,170 in July 2018, a decrease of $440,062 (6.7%) from July 2017.

Ocean Downs Casino (892 slot machines, 18 table games)
$8,656,484 in July 2018, an increase of $2,196,927 (34.0%) from July 2017.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort (664 slot machines, 17 table games)
$5,161,000 in July 2018, an increase of $77,514 (1.5%) from July 2017.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming is responsible for oversight of the state’s casinos. In this role, the agency provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security, regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial reports are posted on Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.


9 Responses to Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

  1. Fred B on August 8, 2018 at 9:44 am

    So… St. Andrews Rd will get fixed then?!?!

  2. TellItLikeItIs on August 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Why do they keep reporting this? Give it up! No one care about how much slush money the state will get from casino revenue! They only want to know how much of it is NOT going to the Education fund!!

  3. Taxpayer on August 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    When are we going to see our taxes reduced to the overabundant income these casinos are producing in this state?

    • I Know I'm Right on August 13, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      You won’t…because the casino owners are the only big winners in the gambling world.

  4. Nanna of 6 on August 9, 2018 at 8:34 am

    So we all can be rewarded maybe end Social Security / Retirement taxes. Start by giving at least retirees a break — a reward for not selling it all and moving to retirement funds tax free states…. Delaware is an overall tax free State and they only have 3 casino – go figure

  5. Anonymous on August 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Today’s casinos are a “DUMMY” tax. The house always wins and you overpay for everything else inside.

    In the old Casino’s the house still won but you had fun with cheap/free alcohol, cheap entertainment and cheap/free food. I did not mind playing cause it was fun and was feed.

  6. DB1968 on August 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Once again the STATE of Maryland gets over $60 Million Dollars for the month of July, and yet our taxes have not decreased one cent, our roads are still in need of bad repair, and my property taxes keep going up and up.

    With over $45 million going to the state education Fund, Either they are about to make college free to Maryland State Residents or someone has some full pockets.

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      …full pockets.

  7. scott cordier on August 14, 2018 at 6:31 am

    With all that money for schools coming in, WHY do teachers still have to BUY there own supplies to support their class rooms. How about putting some of that money towards after school programs to keep these kids off the streets and away from the drugs and crime.