The Maryland Lottery & Gaming Authority’s Racetrax sales jumped 6.8% to $192.6 million in fiscal 2018—which represented an all-time sales record for the product. Racetrax is a computer-animated racing simulation game.
Racetrax is a huge success as a monitor game for the Maryland Lottery. Introduced in 2007, the popular horse racing game now represents over 40% of the lottery’s total monitor game sales. (Keno sales totaled $291.4 million in fiscal 2018, which represented a 4% drop from $303.2 million in fiscal 2017.)
Fiscal 2018 was also a historical year for the Maryland Lottery as traditional sales surpassed the $2 billion sales mark for the first time. The lottery also set a new profit record of $575.6 million.
Fiscal 2018 also marked the first time that all six of the state’s casinos were operating for a full fiscal year. Casino gaming revenue contributed $676.7 million to the state. The combined total of $1.25 billion in state contributions is a 12.1% increase from the previous record of $1.1 billion in fiscal 2017.