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Ohio Casinos Win $178.7M During February

Revenue Increase Year-Over-Year And Month-Over-Month


Columbus, OHOhio casinos continued their winning ways in February as retail and online sports betting approaches later this year.

According to state figures released on Monday, the four Las Vegas-style casinos won $75.2 million during February, up 11.3% compared to February 2021. The seven racinos won a combined $103.5 million, up 13.7% year-over-year when COVID-19 restrictions were still in place.

Combined, the properties won $178.7 million from gamblers.

In January, the same properties won $171 million.

The casinos are regulated by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, while the racinos are regulated by the Ohio Lottery Commission.

Revenue figures from the four Las Vegas-style casinos were:

  • Jack Cleveland Casino: $20.2 million
  • Hard Rock Cincinnati: $18.6 million
  • Hollywood Columbus: $18.4 million
  • Hollywood Toledo: $18.1 million

Ohio casinos and racinos combined to generate $2.31 billion in gambling win in 2021, an increase of 58.67% compared to 2020 when they were forced to close completely.

The figure was a record amount for the Buckeye State industry, which began in 2012.

In calendar year 2021, Ohio gambling facilities accounted for 4.3% of the nationwide commercial casino gaming win of $53 billion, which was a new all-time high for U.S. casinos.

In 2019, nationwide casino win was $43.65 billion, of which Ohio accounted for $1.94 billion (4.4%).

Ohio has lagged behind other states due to not having sports betting, but the state legalized it late last year and sportsbooks are expected later this year.

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