Rocky Gap continues to rake in profits

File photo: Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated $5.4 million in August 2019, nearly $300,000 more than in August 2018.

CUMBERLAND — Maryland casinos generated $154.3 million in August, the fourth-best month in the history of the state’s casino gaming program, according to figures released by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

The total represents a nearly $8 million increase compared to the August 2018 total.

Four of the state’s six casinos increased revenue over the same month last year, including Rocky Gap Casino Resort, which took in $5.4 million, nearly $300,000 more than in August 2018.

Rocky Gap, a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment, has 665 slot machines and 18 table games.

The top-earning casino was MGM National Harbor at 62.3 million, a year-over-year increase of about $4 million.

Live! Casino & Hotel ($53 million) and Ocean Downs Casino ($8.8 million) also improved on last year’s numbers. Revenue at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore ($18.2 million) dropped 13% from last August, and Hollywood Casino Perryville ($6.7 million) dropped 2.7%.

Casino revenue supports the Maryland Education Trust Fund, local impact grants, local jurisdictions, the state’s horse racing industry and the Maryland General Fund.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming is responsible for oversight of the state’s casinos.

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