You might notice something interesting with the October 2021 casino revenue for the state of Maryland: a new leader.
And for just the second time in history, Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover was the monthly leader, a MD Lottery spokesperson confirmed with PlayMaryland. The casino, which opened in 2012, earned nearly $61 million.
Since March 2017, MGM National Harbor had been leading the way in monthly revenue. But now, for at least one month, a new casino has taken to the top spot.
Maryland’s October 2021 casino revenue breakdown
For the month of October, Maryland casinos generated $154.9 million overall in gaming revenue.
Broken down, the casino-resorts tallied $114.7 million in slot-machine play and $40.1 million in table games, such as blackjack and roulette, in October.
That $154.9 million total represents a small 6.4% dip from September’s casino revenue total. However, year-over-year, the October 2021 casino revenue represented an 8.6% increase compared to October 2020. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland casinos were operating at 50% capacity a year ago.
Here’s the full breakdown 0f Maryland’s October 2021 casino revenue:
|Casino||Slots Win||Table Games Win||Total|
|Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland||$42.9 million||$17.9 million||$60.8 million|
|MGM National Harbor||$41.4 million||$14.5 million||$55.9 million|
|Horseshoe Casino Baltimore||$11.9 million||$5.3 million||$17.2 million|
|Hollywood Casino Perryville||$6.6 million||$1.0 million||$7.7 million|
|Ocean Downs Casino||$6.8 million||$0.8 million||$7.6 million|
|Rocky Gap Casino Resort||$5.2 million||$0.6 million||$5.8 million|
Live! Casino & Hotel earned top honors bringing in the highest overall casino revenue of $60.8 million.
All casinos are up in revenue, year-over-year, except MGM National Harbor and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. MGM is down by about $700,000 compared to this time last year and Horseshoe Casino has seen a decrease of $150,000.
Some stability with MD casino revenue?
Year-to-date, MD casinos have generated $1.7 billion in revenue. That total marks a substantial improvement compared to this time last year.
In 2020, casinos were forced to shut down for three months at the onset of the pandemic. Then, they had to operate at reduced capacity with social-distancing measures.
Although Maryland casinos have broken records throughout 2021, their revenue is trending downward since July. They’ll look for a strong holiday season to rebound before year’s end.
As Q4 comes to a close, many questions remain, including if Maryland casinos can hit $2 billion in total revenue in 2021.