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Gambling revenue up at Ohio’s racinos

Racinos helped Ohio achieve good revenue results in January. Credits: TripAdvisor

While gambling revenue increased at state racinos, the numbers were down for casinos in Ohio.

US.- The Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Lottery announced the revenue results for January operations, which indicate that racinos experienced positive performances last month, but casinos posted a fall in revenues.

Gambling was up to US$140.7 million in January, which represents a 3.4% increase when compared to the same period in 2018. But the positive performance was driven by racinos, as their revenues rose 7.1% to US$78.3 million, while gambling revenue at casinos fell 0.9% to US$62.4 million.

As usual, The Rocksino was the state’s top grossing facility, while Hollywood Casino Columbus led casinos’ performance with US$17.2 million. The Cleveland market showed a 1.5% increase to US$45 million at its three facilities combined: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, owned by MGM Properties, increased revenues by 4.1% to US$19.6 million.

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