Gambling revenue up at Ohio racinos

The racinos in Ohio reported a 6.9% increase in gambling revenue during March operations.

US.- The Ohio Lottery Commission reported this week that racinos in the state generated US$103.1 million from slot machines. These figures represent a 6.9% increase from the US$96.5 million registered in March 2018.

The racino with the biggest activity in March was former Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. The facility was rebranded on April 1 to MGM Northfield Park, and registered US$24.5 million in revenue. JACK Thistledown Racino’s revenue was up 8.4% to US$13 million.

Despite racinos’ good performance in March, the four casinos in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo registered US$81.1 million in revenue from slots and table games. This figure is 0.8% down from 2018’s US$81.7 million, the Ohio Casino Control Commission reported.

Overall, gambling revenue at the 11 casinos and racinos totalled US$184 million, up 3.4% from the same period in 2018. The increase was due to gains at the seven racinos offsetting a statewide decline in casino performance.