Maryland casinos generate $145.5 million in January

CUMBERLAND — Five of Maryland’s six casinos posted revenue increases in January, including Rocky Gap, which rebounded from a December decrease.

Overall, January gaming revenues totaled $145.5 million, an $8.5 million increase compared to January 2019 numbers.

Rocky Gap, which has 664 slot machines and 18 table games, generated $4.4 million in January, an increase of 10.5% compared to January 2019 totals.

The casino reported a 4.5% year-over-year decrease in December. 

MGM National Harbor ($58.5 million for the month), Live! Casino & Hotel ($51.7 million) Horeshoe Casino Perryville ($6.1 million) and Ocean Downs Casino ($5.3 million) posted year-over-gains in January.

Only Hollywood Casino Baltimore ($19.2 million) posted a decrease.

Contributions to the state from January 2020 casino gaming revenue totaled $60.2 million, including $45.1 million to the Education Trust Fund. Revenue also supports local communities and jurisdictions where the six casinos are located, as well as Maryland’s horse racing industry.

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