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COVID-19 closures cause 57.9% drop in Maryland Casino revenue in March

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 12:59:12-04

BALTIMORE — Maryland's Casino revenue for March decreased by 57.9 percent to $68,657,232 from $94,605.616 at the same time last year.

A large factor came from a March 15 executive order by Governor Larry Hogan to close all six casinos to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Of the total revenue from March, the State contributed $21,201,796 to 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.

Here is a breakdown of March 2020 gaming revenues for each casino:

MGM National Harbor (3,107 slot machines, 206 table games)
$26,000,235 in March 2020, a decrease of $36,775,604 (-58.6%) from March 2019.

Live! Casino & Hotel (3,853 slot machines, 193 table games)
$24,843,475 in March 2020, a decrease of $31,102,248 (-55.6%) from March 2019.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (2,084 slot machines, 154 table games)
$9,924,038 in March 2020, a decrease of $15,677,357 (-61.2%) from March 2019.

Hollywood Casino Perryville (822 slot machines, 21 table games)
$2,995,779 in March 2020, a decrease of $4,156,595 (-58.1%) from March 2019.

Ocean Downs Casino (892 slot machines, 18 table games)
$2,711,503 in March 2020, a decrease of $3,917,112 (-59.1%) from March 2019.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort (665 slot machines, 16 table games)
$2,182,203 in March 2020, a decrease of $2,976,700 (-57.7%) from March 2019.