Maryland Casinos Generate $159.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During February; Casinos Contribute $67.7 Million to the State

According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming, Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $159,226,677 in revenue from slot machines and table games during February 2024, an increase of $2,170,752 (1.4%) compared to February 2023.

Per the news release: Casino gaming contributions to the state in February 2024 totaled $67,794,993, an increase of $871,716 (1.3%) compared to February 2023. Contributions to the Education Trust Fund in February 2024 were $48,902,707, an increase of $246,715 (0.5%) compared to February 2023. Casino gaming revenues also support the communities and jurisdictions where the casinos are located, Maryland’s horse racing industry, and small, minority- and women-owned businesses.

Maryland’s six privately owned casinos offer both slot machines and table games: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.

The gaming revenue totals for February 2024 are as follows:

MGM National Harbor (2,276 slot machines, 207 table games)
$66,831,819 in February 2024, an increase of $1,234,645 (1.9%) from February 2023

Live! Casino & Hotel (3,860 slot machines, 179 table games)
$59,342,171 in February 2024, an increase of $3,644,312 (6.5%) from February 2023

Horseshoe Casino (1,371 slot machines, 115 table games)
$14,955,962 in February 2024, a decrease of $1,334,585 (-8.2%) from February 2023

Hollywood Casino (689 slot machines, 23 table games)
$7,402,951 in February 2024, an increase of $100,847 (1.4%) from February 2023

Ocean Downs Casino (859 slot machines, 19 table games)
$6,355,127 in February 2024, a decrease of $481,856 (-7.0%) from February 2023

Rocky Gap Casino (620 slot machines, 16 table games)
$4,338,648 in February 2024, a decrease of $992,610 (-18.6%) from February 2023

Details on each casino’s gaming revenues and contributions to the State of Maryland are included in the attached charts, and both fiscal and calendar year-to-date totals are available online (CLICK HERE).

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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