Casino, Racino Revenue Up From Last Year

(Columbus) - It may be hard to believe, but Ohio's casinos and racinos are doing very well during this pandemic. In fact, overall, the legal gambling facilities across the state took in more revenue last month than they did in October of 2019.

Figures released by the Ohio Casino Control Commission show overall revenue for the casinos was $74.8 million in October, compared with $68.1 million in October of last year.

The state's four casinos, including the JACK Cleveland Casino, plus casinos in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo, all saw an increase in revenue.

Ohio's seven racinos saw an overall slight decline in revenue. The Ohio Lottery Commission says JACK Thistledown Racino had a slight increase from a year ago, while MGM Northfield Park saw a slight decrease.

Put together, all eleven of Ohio's legal gambling facilities took in $169.1 million in revenue in October, compared with $158.4 million a year ago.

In March, the state ordered the shutdown of casinos and racinos due to the pandemic. They reopened in June.

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