Ohio Gambling Revenue sets a new record for September

Ohio posted a record gambling revenue in September, the third straight month that a record was set.

Ohio’s casinos and racinos posted total sales of $ 164.5 million in September, continuing the record trend after reopening after government-ordered closings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Revenue of $ 164.5 in September 2020 increased 6.1% year over year when Ohio posted revenue of $ 155.1 million. Annual sales so far have fallen 30% from $ 1.5 billion in the first nine months of 2019 to just over $ 1 billion in 2020 as the facilities ran from mid-March to mid-June due to the coronavirus pandemic were closed.

About $ 335 million of the $ 1 billion will be remitted to the state in the form of taxes or fees.

The four Ohio casinos posted revenues of $ 71.8 million in September. This is based on figures reported by the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

This is a 5.1% increase from $ 68.3 million in September 2019. September marks the third straight month of this year that Ohio posted a slight decline in revenue, after July totaling $ 86 million and which August was $ 77.3 million.

Hollywood Columbus led the state’s casinos with $ 19.3 million in revenue in September, while Hollywood Toledo came second with $ 18.9 million. Jack Cleveland Casino took third place with revenues of US $ 18.1 million and Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino had revenues of US $ 15.6 million.

Sales of the state’s seven Racinos were $ 92.7 million, according to the Ohio Lottery, up 7% from the total value of $ 86.7 million in September 2019. Similar to the casinos, the Racinos have recorded a slight decline in sales since the first full month of operation in July.

Revenue in July was $ 95 million while August was $ 94.7 million for Belterra Park (Cincinnati), Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs (Columbus), MGM Northfield, Hollywood Dayton, Hollywood Mahoning Valley (Youngstown) , JACK Thistledown (Cleveland) and Miami Valley Gaming scams (Lebanon).

The racinos are regulated by the Ohio Lottery Commission and are limited to random slot machines. The video lottery terminals do not contain what is extracted from racing bets. MGM Northfield Park had the highest revenue with USD 19.9 million, followed by Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs (USD 16 million), JACK Thistledown (USD 14.2 million), Miami Valley Gaming (USD 14 million), Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley ($ 11 million) and Hollywood Gaming Dayton ($ 10.7 million) and Belterra Park ($ 6.9 million), according to cleveland.com.

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