Ohio casinos and racinos take in $185.3m in September

The state’s 11 licensed gambling facilities saw combined revenue rise 12.6 per cent year-on-year.
The state’s 11 licensed gambling facilities saw combined revenue rise 12.6 per cent year-on-year.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released last month’s revenue figures.

US.- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has reported that the state’s casinos and racinos brought in more than $185.3m in September. That was down slightly from August’s figures ($194.3m), but up 12.6 per cent over September 2020 ($164.6m).

Gambling activity slowed slightly as the summer came to a close. The state’s 11 licensed gambling facilities hit record revenues in June ($196.8m).

The Commission’s report revealed that gambling revenue amounted to over $1.7bn in the first three quarters of 2021, exceeding the $1.44bn reported during the entire year in 2020. Last year, revenue was down due to the forced closure of all 11 facilities from mid-March to mid-June due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From September, approximately $60m will turn over to the state in the form of taxes and fees each month.

The report also gives a breakdown of revenues reported for the Cleveland/Akron market: MGM Northfield Park saw revenue of $22.9m (up 15 per cent from $19.9m in September 2020); JACK Cleveland Casino saw revenue of $21.3m (up 17.4 per cent from $18.1m in September 2020); JACK Thistledown Racino $15.6m (up almost 10 per cent from $14.2m in September 2020).

The Ohio Casino Control Commission regulates four casinos that run table games, poker rooms, and slot machines. Meanwhile, the Ohio Lottery regulates the state’s seven racinos which run video lottery terminals. Revenue figures reported to the commission by the racinos only include revenues generated by these video terminals. Racing revenues are reported to the state racing commission.

See also: Ohio casinos and racinos report their best record on record $194.3m revenue in August

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