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Maryland Gambling Tax Revenue Surpass US$1.3 Billion in 2019

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Some recent statistics released by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency have revealed that the state has garnered more than US$1.3 billion in tax revenue from gambling-related sources, such as casinos and the state lottery. It has been stated that this is a 4.7% increase compared to last year (or around US$61 million).

Broken down, the group’s data showed that a total of US$717.5 million came from casinos, whereas the remainder of the sum (US$593.1 million) came from the state’s lottery games. Speaking on the tax revenue gained from gambling, state Governor Larry Hogan commented that the tax funds were used to ensure that there was funding for essential operations and services that were both beneficial to state development and widely used by citizens.


Governor Hogan also provided some information about where exactly all this money will be going. According to sources, the following groups will receive the below-stated funds:

  • Maryland Education Trust Fund – US$542.7 million
  • Local aid – US$92.8 million
  • Horse racing industry – US$77.6 million
  • Maryland General Fund – US$552 million
  • Stadium Authority – US$20 million
  • Baltimore City Schools – US$20 million

Maryland Casinos See Increase in Gross Gaming Revenue

Maryland experienced its best-ever year in terms of gaming revenue for the fiscal year of 2018-19. The six casinos located within the state reported a total gross gaming revenue of US$1.76 billion. This is up to US$81.4 million from the previous year.

The state’s highest-earning casino was the MGM National Harbor, which Live followed! Casino Hotel and then the Caesars-owned Horseshoe Baltimore. The only casino to experience a downfall in market share was the Horseshoe, which dropped from 15.2% to 14.2%.

With regards to lotteries within the state, it seems that the Mega Millions and Powerball are the two biggest multi-state games, bringing a total of US$56 million and US$49.2 million, respectively. With regards to games exclusive to the state, the biggest game is the Pick 4, which sold US$312.2 million worth of tickets.

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Update: Maryland Gambling Revenue in 2023

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming contributed over $1.5 billion to the state in Fiscal Year 2023, marking an 18% increase from the $1.3 billion generated in gambling tax revenue in 2019. This revenue from the lottery, casinos, sports betting, and fantasy sports help fund schools, public health and safety programs, and other important state services.

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