Ohio Casino and Racino Revenue Bumps Upward for October

By Jim Tomlin

Ohio’s commercial gaming outlets had a slight rise in revenue for October compared to September.

The 11 facilities (four casinos and seven racinos, or race tracks with slot machines) made $192,743,783 for October, about $7.3 million more than the $185.4 million in September.

The racinos combined for $111.8 million in revenue for the month, according to the Ohio Lottery.

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Ohio’s casinos reached nearly $81 million in revenue for October, according to Ohio Casino Control Commission figures.

Breakdown of Ohio Casino Revenue

The two top casinos in Ohio produced nearly identical revenue figures last month. Hollywood Columbus led with $21.48 million, followed very closely by JACK Cleveland Casino at $21.45 million. Hard Rock Cincinnati was next at $19.3 million and Hollywood Toledo at $18.7 million.

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JACK Cleveland led in table games revenue at $9.4 million but Hollywood Columbus brought in $15.91 million in slots revenue, compared to $12 million for JACK Cleveland, to give the Columbus facility the overall edge. Hollywood Toledo actually led the state in slot revenue at $15.96 million but only brought in $2.7 million in table games revenue.

As for the seven racinos in The Buckeye State, MGM Northfield Park, about halfway between Cleveland and Akron, led with $23.7 million in revenue. Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs was next at $19.3 million, followed by Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon ($18.4 million), JACK Thistledown ($16.5 million), Hollywood Mahoning Valley in Austintown ($13.4 million), Hollywood Gaming Dayton ($12.4 million) and Belterra Park Cincinnati ($8.1 million).

Ohio broke its record for gaming revenue in consecutive months this spring, recording $215.86 million in March, then topping that with the current high-water mark of $217.1 million in April.

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Jim Tomlin has more than 20 years of experience in sports journalism as an editor and writer. He has covered pro and college sports from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, motorsports and more for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, SaturdayDownSouth.com, SaturdayTradition.com and FanRag Sports.
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Jim Tomlin has more than 20 years of experience in sports journalism as an editor and writer. He has covered pro and college sports from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, motorsports and more for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, SaturdayDownSouth.com, SaturdayTradition.com and FanRag Sports.
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