or the first time since the coronavirus shut their doors for three months, casinos across Maryland produced an increase in revenue in September of more than $1.4 million compared with last year.
According to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission, Maryland’s six casinos made a combined $143,709,268 in September 2020 compared with $142,223,137 in 2019, which makes for a 1% increase. Four of the casinos — Live! Casino & Hotel, Rocky Gap Casino, Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs Casino — also saw an increase in their earnings compared with last year, as reported by Baltimore Sun.
Although September’s casino revenue saw a year-over-year increase, the combined revenue dipped more than $5.8 million compared with earnings reported in August.
Casinos were closed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on March 16 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The governor allowed the establishments to reopen at 50% capacity on June 19.