Ohio Casino Revenues Flat in September 2016

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its gambling results for the state’s four casinos, revealing a slight 0.6% fall in revenues to $63.9 million compared to the $64.3 million collected in the same month last year.
In September, the Jack Cleveland Casino (photo) was the only Ohio casino to experience an increase in year-on-year growth, having generated revenues of $17.1 million in September, up by 8.2% from the $15.8 million collected in September of 2015. Last month, the gambling venue’s 125 table games accounted for $8.8 million of revenues, with its 1,658 slot machines the remaining $8.3 million.
On the other side of the coin, Hollywood Toledo posted the largest year-on-year decrease with revenues falling by 6.3% to $14.7 million from $15.7 million a year earlier. In September, the venue’s 2,050 slot machines contributed $12 million to overall revenues, while its 79 table games added a further $2.7 million.
Next, the Hollywood Columbus reported a 2.9% drop in revenues to $16.8 million from its September 2015 tally of $17.3 million. The casinos 2,283 slot machines generated $12.1 million in revenues, with its 114 table games a further $4.7 million.
Finally, Jack Cincinnati Casino noted a slight 0.65% contraction in revenues to $15.3 million, down by roughly $100,000 from September 2015. Last month, the gambling establishment’s 1,990 slot machines collected $9.3 million in revenues, with its 122 table games generating $6 million.
For the first nine months of 2016, Ohio’s four casinos have produced $606.9 million, with business down by almost 0.4% from the $609.3 million taken over the same period of time in 2015, and by 0.8% from the $612 million collected in the first nine months of 2014.
In the meantime, the state’s racinos collected $73.1 million in September, with all seven slots venues reporting year-on-year growth. Producing the biggest revenues was the Hard Rock Rocksino with $18.1 million in slots business, followed by Scioto Downs with $12 million, and Miami Valley Gaming with $11 million. Also reporting an improvement in revenues last month was Jack ThistleDown Racino ($9.6 million), Hollywood Mahoning Valley ($8.2 million); Hollywood Dayton ($7.4 million); and Belterra Park ($6.6 million).

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