Ohio casinos and racinos are at record levels.
The state’s four commercial casinos and seven racinos (slots on racetracks) broke state records for revenue in April, just a month after March sales figures set a new standard for gaming in Ohio. Overall, Buckeye State’s 11 gaming facilities posted total sales of $ 217.1 million in April, breaking the March record of $ 215.8 million.
Total revenue at Ohio casinos for April was $ 92,556,028, excluding the $ 91.6 million in March’s record books. There are a total of 327 table games at the four facilities, compared to the 413 that were played just before the COVID-19 pandemic, which along with others across the country shut down Ohio casinos in early 2020.
In April, however, Ohio only recorded its second month (and second in a row) of more than $ 90 million at the four casinos, the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced on Friday. It is no coincidence that April was also the second full month after the casinos were allowed to work 24 hours a day again after Governor Mike DeWine lifted a curfew. This curfew, which shortened the casino’s opening hours, should help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Ohio Casino Breakdown for April
Hard Rock Cincinnati broke its monthly sales record of $ 21,280,100 in April. This has exceeded the USD 21,006,432 mark set since March 2013, the facility’s first full month of operation.
Hollywood Columbus led the state with sales of $ 24.65 million, just below the record of $ 24.82 million set in March. JACK Cleveland was trading at $ 24.06 million when it continued to hit its record of $ 26.1 million since June 2012. Hollywood Toledo was $ 22.56 million. Last month’s $ 23.9 million was Toledo’s second-best month ever, albeit well behind its $ 33.3 million revenue in July 2020.
April also sets Racino’s sales record
The state’s seven racinos broke records in April for both net profit (revenue) and credits played (handle).
The Racino revenue of $ 124,529,077 has only pushed aside the March value of $ 124.2 million in the record books, according to a report by the Ohio Lottery. Ohio’s Racinos – Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs in Columbus, MGM Northfield, Hollywood Gaming Dayton, Hollywood Mahoning Valley in Youngstown, JACK Thistledown in Cleveland, and Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon – had sales of $ 1.318 billion and also broke the record in March ($ 1.307 billion).
The total monthly Racino Handle has exceeded $ 1 billion 15 times. Five of these were received in fiscal year 2020-21, which began in July 2020 and ends in June of this year.
Governor DeWine ended an overnight curfew on many types of businesses, including casinos, in February, Cleveland.com reported.