Ohio Casinos Make Nice February Gains Compared To A Year Ago

Slots and table games brought all four casinos more money than in 2022
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Ohio’s four casinos showed ample growth in February gaming revenue from a year ago by netting $82.6 million from customers playing slots and table games, the Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Friday.

That amount represented a 9.7% increase from February 2022. It was 4% less than the casinos’ revenue in January, a month with three additional days. At Ohio’s 33% tax rate, casino gambling brought the state $27.3 million in February.

Combined with $114.4 million in February revenue previously reported by the Ohio Lottery from video gaming terminals at the state’s seven racinos, the customers visiting the casinos and racinos lost a total of $197 million during the month.

The revenue figures are separate from the state’s new sports betting, which the casino commission reported Friday amounted to $82.8 million in February from $638.8 million in online wagering and at retail sportsbooks. The vast amount of that came through the digital format, with the four casinos’ sportsbooks handling $8.6 million in in-person bets and keeping a win of $378,918 from them.

Hollywood Columbus improved most

Among the four casinos, Hollywood Casino Columbus did particularly well compared to a year earlier. Its slots and table games revenue of $21.4 million was 16% more than in 2022, while down 5.7% from January.

JACK Cleveland’s slots and tables remained the busiest, with the casinos reporting $22.8 million in February revenue, up 12.8% from a year earlier and just 1% less than in January.

Hard Rock Cincinnati had revenue of $19.8 million, 6.4% more than the previous February and 8.6% less than in January.

Hollywood Casino Toledo’s revenue of $18.6 million was a 3.4% improvement year over year and less than 1% behind January’s number.

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