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Ohio Gaming Revenue Up 5.4% In February

The State's 11 Gambling Operators Win $155 Million In February, Continues Upward Trend Of Last Seven Years


Ohio continues to grow its gaming market after posting another month of year-over-year growth in February.

According to the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the state’s lottery commission, the four casinos and seven racinos won $155 million from gamblers in Ohio, a 5.4 percent increase from February 2018.

The increased growth is a continuing trend in the state. 2018 was the seventh consecutive year of revenue growth in the state and 2019 is looking like more of the same. Every property in the state posted larger revenue numbers in February 2019 than in 2018.

Hollywood Casino Columbus was the state’s top casino with $19.1 million in revenue. Slot revenue accounted for $13.7 million of it and table games netted $5.4 million. The three other casinos in the state were all roughly in the same area.

JACK Casino Cincinnati won $17.8 million, JACK Casino Cleveland won $17 million and Hollywood Casino Toledo won $16.1 million.

The state’s top earner was Hard Rock Rocksino, which was bought by MGM and will be renamed MGM Northfield Park in April. The racino took in $20.3 million in revenue.

From a percentage standpoint, the JACK Thistledown Racino had the biggest year-over-year gain with $10.8 million in revenue, up 6.3 percent.

Racinos are only allowed to offer slot machines, while casinos can offer both table games and slots.