Gaming revenue up in Ohio

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Credits: The Ohio State University Human Resources

The local control commission revealed that gaming revenue grew 1.9 percent during August operations.

US.- The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported last month’s results where the state’s four casinos managed to achieve a 1.9 percent increase in gaming revenue when compared to the same period last year.

Total revenue totaled US$548 million, an eight month increase of US$5.9 million year-on-year. Hollywood Casino Toledo was the top scorer as it raked in US$16.2 million, a 10.9 percent increase, whilst Hollywood Casino Columbus reached an 8.4 percent increase to US$18.2 million. The impressive results come after a few years of market saturation in the state, which had also experienced declines annually since 2012. Moreover, Jack’s Casino’s also increase revenues, the Cincinnati saw a 5.4 percent rise in revenue and the Cleveland gambling facility a 0.8 percent.

Last month, statewide casino revenue was US$69.9 million, up from the US$66 million registered in July 2016. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, the usual top scorer among the four casinos and seven racinos in the state, registered its best month in history with US$22.3 million in revenue in July.