Ohio’s casinos and racinos hauled in $202 million in gambling revenue in May, according to reports from the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Lottery Commission.
The total, which included $114.9 million from racinos, was less than May 2021’s $209 million figure. It was also less than in April of this year, when casinos and racinos totaled $215.6 million.
Nevertheless, casinos and racinos are outpacing the record total of $2.31 billion in revenue for 2021. For the year, Ohio has brought in $984 million from casinos and racinos, more than the $954 million tallied at this time last year.
Each of the state’s four casinos brought in less revenue in May than in April. Hollywood Casino Columbus, which is the largest casino in Ohio, brought in $21.9 million in May compared to $24.3 million in April. Hard Rock Cincinnati’s revenue totaled $21.8 million in May compared to $24.3 million in April. JACK Cleveland Casino brought in $22.3 million in revenue in May, slightly down from $23 million in April. And Hollywood Casino Toledo totaled $20.5 million in revenue for May, which was also a bit off April’s $21 million.
Each of Ohio’s seven racinos also brought in less revenue in May compared to April. Belterra Park Cincinnati’s tally was $8.3 million for May compared to $8.6 million in April. Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs’ total was $20.5 million in May, down from $22.4 million in April. MGM Northfield’s revenue was $24.3 million in May, down from $25.5 million in April, while Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway sank to $12.9 million in May from $14.2 million in April.
Hollywood Mahooning Valley Race Course’s May revenue was $13.8 million, down from $14.5 million in April. JACK Thistledown Racino’s tally was $15.8 million in May, down from $17.2 million in April, and Miami Valley Gaming took in $18.9 million in May, down from $20.1 million in April.
Gambling revenue represents the money that casinos and racinos keep after paying out winnings, but before state taxes and fees are taken into account.