Maryland Casinos Win $163.4 Million In November

Posted on December 7, 2022 - Last Updated on December 12, 2022

Casinos in Maryland saw a slight revenue uptick in November.

According to numbers released by the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, six Maryland casinos won $163.4 million from gamblers. Those figures represent a 1.9% increase from November 2021.

However, the 2023 fiscal year, which began July 2022, is up 6.9% compared to the first four months of the 2022 fiscal year.

Additionally, November brought the year-to-date casino revenue total to $1.2 billion.

November 2022 Maryland casino revenue breakdown

According to November figures, most of the state’s casino revenue came from the two top earners. MGM National Harbor was the state’s highest-grossing casino with $71.6 million in November revenue. That’s a 5.5% jump from November 2021 for the D.C. area casino.

Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover was the second-highest-grossing casino in the Old Line State with $57.1 million. The two top properties were nearly identical in slot revenue. But MGM’s table game revenue was what separated the two.

CasinoSlot WinTable Games Win Total
MGM National Harbor $39.8 Million $31.8 Million $71.6 Million
Live! Casino $39.4 Million $17.7 Million $57.1 Million
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore$10.5 Million $5.8 Million $16.3 Million
Hollywood Casino $5.8 Million $1 Million $6.8 Million
Ocean Downs Casino $5.9 Million $692,682 $6.6 Million
Rocky Gap Casino $4.4 Million $497,241$4.9 Million

Despite the success, Live! Casino experienced a 1.8% decrease from November 2021. Three other casinos witnessed year-over-year declines as well.

Ocean Downs Casino dropped 0.6%, Hollywood Casino dipped 3.4% and Rocky Gap Casino saw a downturn of 1.3%.

On the other hand, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore was up 4.2% year-over-year. The increases from Horseshoe and MGM were enough to keep the overall revenue uptrend in tack.

November numbers represent one of the worst months of 2022

Despite a small increase year-over-year, November’s numbers were disappointing compared to the rest of this year. January, February, June and September were the only months of 2022 with lower revenue totals.

Maryland casinos are coming off a record-setting October where the six properties reported a whopping $212.9 million in gross gaming revenue. It’s the only time in state history that casino revenue topped $200 million.

Furthermore, it was the second time this year, Maryland set a single-month record. July’s $181.5 million was the previous record.

Maryland coffers receive eight figures

From the gross gaming revenue, the state received $67.7 million in tax revenue from those six casinos. The Education Trust Fund received most of those payments, getting $49.25 million.

Local governments received a combined $2.9 million in tax payments from casinos in their area. The state taxes table game and slot machine revenue differently. As a result, local governments only receive 5% of table game revenue.

By comparison, casinos keep anywhere from 39% – 60% of slot machine earnings. The remaining amount is divided between these initiatives:

  • Education Trust Fund
  • Local impact grants
  • A minority business fund
  • The Maryland Lottery
  • State racetracks

Maryland casinos keep 80% of table game revenue, and the other 20% is paid to the government. The ETF receives 15% of table game tax payments, and local jurisdictions receive the other 5%.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency will release its sports betting revenue numbers this Monday.

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Steve Schult has covered the gambling world for the last decade. With stints as a staff writer for the World Series of Poker and Bluff Magazine, as well as the online content manager for Card Player Media, the New York native covered high-stakes poker tournaments and the overall casino industry. He’ll shift most of his focus to the Virginia, Maryland and Florida markets as a managing editor for Catena Media.

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