The COVID-19 pandemic closures of Maryland’s six casinos cost casino owners and the state of Maryland millions of dollars.
For Maryland’s just-ended fiscal year 2020, total casino gaming revenue was $1.28 billion, down 27.3% from fiscal 2019.
As a result, casino contributions to Maryland state coffers totaled $529.1 million, down 26.9% from fiscal 2019. The largest share of casino contributions to the state goes to its Education Trust Fund, which received $396.8 million for fiscal 2020, down 26.9%.
Maryland casinos closed in mid-March and remained closed until the second half of June, with no gaming revenue at all for the months of April and May.