The Ohio casinos and the Racinos hit the jackpot when they hit the gambling record in January

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos broke records in January, generating $ 167 million in revenue after winnings were paid out, reports from the State Lottery and Casino Inspection Commissions showed on Friday.

Gambling revenue increased 19% from a record $ 140.7 million in January 2019. About a third of that money is paid in the form of fees or taxes.

Usually the year-over-year increase was 5% or less, but the last month was an outlier. Since the last gaming facility opened in Ohio in 2014, revenue was $ 127.9 million in January 2015, $ 134.6 million in 2016, and $ 135.2 million in 2017, in the year 2018 to USD 136.1 million and last year to a total of USD 140.7 million.

A small portion of the gain from 2019 could be attributed to an additional Friday – five Fridays in January 2020 instead of four last year. Because New Year’s Day fell on a Wednesday this year, many people who took time off for the holidays did not return to work until Monday, January 6th.

Each of Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos recorded higher revenues in January 2020 than in the same month of 2019.

Hollywood Casino Columbus was the top performing casino with $ 20.4 million in revenue from slots and table games, the Ohio Casino Control Commission reported.

Among the racinos that only offer slots, MGM Northfield Park led the way with $ 22.9 million. That was up from $ 19.6 million a year ago when MGM operated the facility under the former name of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.

Bets on horses in the Racinos are not included in totals reported by the Ohio Lottery Commission.

Elsewhere in the Cleveland / Akron market, JACK Cleveland Casino revenue was $ 18.3 million compared to $ 15.7 million a year ago. JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall had sales of $ 11.8 million versus $ 9.7 million.

Ohio casinos

 

Nationwide Jan. 2020 Jan. 2019
revenue $ 73.1 million $ 62.4 million
Board games $ 24.6 million $ 21.1 million
key $ 48.6 million $ 41.4 million
JACK Cleveland Casino
revenue $ 18.3 million $ 15.7 million
Board games $ 9.1 million $ 8.0 million
key $ 9.2 million $ 7.7 million
Slots payout 92.6% 92.6%
JACK Cincinnati Casino
revenue $ 18.7 million $ 15.3 million
Board games $ 7.6 million $ 5.8 million
key $ 11.1 million $ 9.4 million
Slots payout 91.4% 92.2%
Hollywood Toledo
revenue $ 15.7 million $ 14.2 million
Board games $ 2.2 million $ 2.6 million
key $ 13.6 million $ 11.7 million
Slots payout 91.3% 90.9%
Hollywood Columbus
revenue $ 20.4 million $ 17.3 million
Board games $ 5.8 million $ 4.7 million
key $ 14.7 million $ 13.9 million
Slots payout 92.0% 92.1%

Source: Ohio Casino Control Commission

Ohio Racinos

Nationwide Jan. 2020 Jan. 2019
key $ 94.3 million $ 78.3 million
Pct. Payout %. 90.8%
JACK Thistledown Racino
key $ 11.8 million $ 9.7 million
Pct. Payout 90.6% 91.1%
MGM Northfield Park
key $ 22.9 million $ 19.6 million
Pct. Payout 90.9% 90.9%
Hollywood Mahoning Valley
key $ 11.1 million $ 9.4 million
Pct. Payout 90.3% 90.2%
Scioto Downs
key $ 15.6 million $ 12.8 million
Pct. Payout 90.6% 90.6%
Miami Valley Gaming
key $ 15.6 million $ 12.6 million
Pct. Payout 91.2% 91.4%
Belterra Park
key $ 7.3 million $ 6.1 million
Pct. Payout 91.0% 90.7%
Hollywood Dayton
key $ 10.0 million $ 8.1 million
Pct. Payout 91.0% 90.2%

Source: Ohio Lottery Commission

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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