Ohio Casino, Racino revenues decline nationwide in January amid coronavirus curfew, but up to JACK Thistledown Racino
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos still operating under a state-mandated coronavirus-related curfew that will force them to close in the late evening reported a US 14.1 million decline in gaming revenues in January a year ago -Dollar.
However, the JACK Thistledown Racino was one of three state establishments to see a surge in business as of January 2020. And MGM Northfield Park was the busiest gambling venue in the state last month.
Reports released Monday by the state casino control and lottery commissions showed that gaming revenue was $ 153.4 million, compared to a record $ 167 million in January 2020.
This is the money that the casinos and racinos keep after the winnings are paid out. A third of this is then passed on to the state in the form of fees and taxes.
The industry set records every month in 2020 when it was fully open. However, sales fell 26% overall last year as stores were closed for three months in the spring and curfews began in November.
January sales in the Greater Cleveland market were:
* $ 18 million at MGM Northfield Park, up from $ 22.9 million in January 2020.
* $ 16.5 million at JACK Casino Cleveland after $ 18.3 million.
* $ 13.3 million at JACK Thistledown Racino versus $ 11.8 million.
The seven racinos at horse races have random slot machines known as video lottery terminals. The four state-owned casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo offer both table games and a larger selection of slot machines.
The only three venues that posted higher revenues in January of the same month a year ago were JACK Thistledown Racino, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, and Hollywood Casino Toledo.
Toledo’s revenue rose sharply when the Detroit casinos closed in 2020. The Detroit facilities reopened in late December, but Toledo business remained strong in January.
|Nationwide||Jan. 2020||Jan. 2021|
|revenue||$ 73.1 million||$ 64.9 million|
|Board games||$ 24.6 million||$ 17.5 million|
|key||$ 48.6 million||$ 47.4 million|
|JACK Cleveland Casino|
|revenue||$ 18.3 million||$ 16.5 million|
|Board games||$ 9.1 million||$ 7.1 million|
|key||$ 9.2 million||$ 9.4 million|
|Hard Rock Cincinnati|
|revenue||$ 18.7 million||$ 12.4 million|
|Board games||$ 7.6 million||$ 4.1 million|
|key||$ 11.1 million||$ 8.2 million|
|revenue||$ 15.7 million||$ 18.0 million|
|Board games||$ 2.2 million||$ 2.3 million|
|key||$ 13.6 million||$ 15.7 million|
|revenue||$ 20.4 million||$ 18.0 million|
|Board games||$ 5.8 million||$ 3.9 million|
|key||$ 14.7 million||$ 14.0 million|
Source: Ohio Casino Control Commission
|Nationwide||Jan. 2020||Jan. 2021|
|key||$ 94.3 million||$ 88.5 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||90.8%||90.8%|
|JACK Thistledown Racino|
|key||$ 11.8 million||$ 13.3 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||90.6%||90.6%|
|MGM Northfield Park|
|key||$ 22.9 million||$ 18.0 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||90.9%||90.7%|
|Hollywood Mahoning Valley|
|key||$ 11.1 million||$ 10.8 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||90.3%||90.2%|
|Eldorado Scioto Downs|
|key||$ 15.6 million||$ 15.4 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||90.6%||91.1%|
|Miami Valley Gaming|
|key||$ 15.6 million||$ 13.7 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||91.2%||91.2%|
|key||$ 7.3 million||$ 6.6 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||91.0%||89.9%|
|key||$ 10.0 million||$ 10.7 million|
|Pct, To, To, To Be, To, To Be, Payoff||91.0%||90.2%|
Source: Ohio Lottery Commission
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Rich Exner, data analysis editor for cleveland.com, writes about numbers on a variety of topics. Follow @RichExner on Twitter. Follow casino coverage at cleveland.com/casino.
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