Second Month of 2024 Better Than First for Maryland Casinos

Second Month of 2024 Better Than First for Maryland Casinos
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It was a bounce-back month for Maryland casinos as official February figures were released late Tuesday.

The state’s six privately owned casinos combined for a nice 3.9% increase compared to January. Maryland casinos generated $159,226,677 million in revenue, up from January ($153,243,316), and up a modest 1.4% from February 2023 ($157,055,925).

Also, contribution to the state from casino gaming totaled more than $67,794,993, an increase of $871,716 (1.3%) compared to February 2023.

There are no legal online Maryland casinos but there is legislation in hopes of changing that.

Two iGaming bills have been filed in the state. One is House Bill 1319, sponsored by Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, D-Fulton. The other, Senate Bill 603, is from Sen. Ron Watson, D-Bowie.

Contributions to the state’s Education Trust Fund totaled $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.

Mixed Bag from Last February

Monthly revenues for all six casinos were split (three up, three down) from a year ago. 
Here is the February 2024 breakdown:

  • MGM National Harbor (2,276 slot machines, 207 table games): $66,831,819 (up 1.9% from Feb. 2023)
  • Live! Casino & Hotel (3,860 slot machines, 179 table games): $59,342,171 (up 6.5% from Feb. 2023)
  • Horseshoe Casino (1,371 slot machines, 115 table games): $14,955,962 (down 8.2% from Feb. 2023)
  • Hollywood Casino (689 slot machines, 23 table games): $7,402,951 (up 1.4% from Feb. 2023)
  • Ocean Downs Casino (845 slot machines, 19 table games): $6,355,127 (down 7% from Feb. 2023)
  • Rocky Gap Casino (620 slot machines, 16 table games): $4,338,648 (down 18.6% from Feb. 2023)

Maryland sports betting numbers for February will be released later this month. 

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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