Jack Cleveland Casino was the big gainer in September beating out the state’s other three gambling venues and posting monthly revenues 8 percent over 2015’s numbers to $17.1 million. It was also the only casino among the four that showed improvement over the same period last year in Ohio.
September revenues at Hollywood Casino Toledo meanwhile were reported at $14.7 million, and 7 percent decrease from a year ago. Revenues at Jack Cincinnati Casino for September also declined by 1 percent and Hollywood Casino Columbus saw its revenue decrease by 3 percent for the same period, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission’s Monthly Casino Revenue Report (pdf) which was released by the agency on Friday.
Despite the reported 10 percent decline in year-over-year revenues for August, revenue totals this year for Hollywood Casino Toledo are still slightly edging out the same time period last year. According to the casino commission, so far this year Hollywood Casino Toledo’s revenue was $146.8 million compared with the reported $146 million for the same period last year.
Only revenue derived from gambling was included in the figures reported by the state. Merchandise sales, as well as food and beverage sales, are not included.
For the first nine months of 2016, revenues from all four of Ohio’s casinos saw a less than 1 percent decline from the same period last year, coming in at $606.9 million. Last month’s report indicated that the state’s four casinos combined reported a 5.2 percent overall decline year-on-year in August revenues to $62.8 million.
A 33 percent tax is levied on gross casino revenue by the state of Ohio, which disburses the money to various funds including school, county, and city, as well as a portion going to the racing commission, casino control commission, law enforcement training, and problem gambling and addictions.