- 06 Jan
It wasn’t even open for a full month, but the MGM National Harbor casino in December generated a little more than $1 million for the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Dedication account funded by video lottery terminals.
Overall, December was a good month for Maryland casinos. According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming statistics, six casinos generated a record $133.47 million in gaming revenue, an increase of 27.9% from May 2016 when the previous record of $104.35 million was set by five casinos.
In a year-to-year comparison, December 2016 revenue was up 40.2% from the same month in 2015.
MGM National Harbor, located just across the Potomac River from Northern Virginia, opened Dec. 8. Gross gaming revenue per VLT per day was $313 in December, Maryland Lottery and Gaming reported.