Maryland’s casino industry continued to see gains last month, as the state registered its first full month of eased (and, in some cases, completely lifted) restrictions since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
April marked the third-best month for casinos since the industry got its start, with the state’s six casinos bringing in a total of $162.1 million. The revenue represented an 11.6% increase compared with April 2019 (casinos throughout the state were shut down entirely last April due to the pandemic).
All of Maryland’s casinos had been limited to 50% capacity or less due to the pandemic until Gov. Larry Hogan lifted those restrictions on March 12. Two venues, MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County and Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, remain at 50% capacity due to local restrictions. The other four are allowed to accommodate more visitors, but must still abide by social distancing guidelines, meaning that in some cases not every slot machine or table game seat can be full.