Revenues at the Ohio Casino decrease with reduced operating times

Revenue decreased at the 11 gaming facilities in Ohio last month, partly due to shorter hours of operation.

In November, Ohio’s four casinos and seven Racinos combined sales of $ 133.4 million, down 21% from $ 169.1 million in October. Beginning November 19, Ohio Department of Health guidelines resulted in facilities changing their working hours to respond to a growing number of COVID-19 cases. Governor Mike DeWine announced a 21-day curfew, during which MGM Northfield Park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Jack Cleveland Casino is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Buckeye State had its best October earnings ever, but November earnings were down 12 months from last year. Ohio gaming revenue was just over $ 161 million as of November 2019.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all gaming facilities nationwide, including the one in Ohio, it took a full month after it reopened for financial numbers to recover.

The state hit a record in July, posting combined revenues of more than $ 86 million. After that, sales fell and fell a good deal in November.

Ohio November Gaming Earnings Breakdown

Ohio’s leading provider of casino revenue for November was Hollywood Toledo Casino, which grossed $ 16,541,912, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. It was followed by Hollywood Columbus ($ 15,683,398), JACK Cleveland Casino ($ 14,530,650), and Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati ($ 12,754,664).

The state’s seven racinos or racetracks with video lottery terminals – 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 – recorded 73,860 $ .639 of combined revenue for November from a hold of $ 832,404,152 by Ohio Lottery numbers. In the past three months, Handle had exceeded $ 1 billion each.

MGM Northfield Park led the state’s Racinos with sales of $ 15.6 million in November, followed by Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs with nearly $ 12.7 million.

Elsewhere in the state, proponents of sports betting in Ohio are trying to come up with laws that would legalize the practice. With neighboring states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia racing into legal online sports betting and Michigan poised to expand its sports betting and iGaming options, the problem is growing ever more pressing for Ohioans who don’t want taxpayers’ money-related Gambling in the nearby states.

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