The four casinos in Ohio saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for July rise by 5.7% year-on-year to $69.86 million while the Midwestern state’s seven racinos continued to post increases with their monthly combined figure of $84.52 million representing a swell of some 6.3%.
According to official figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the biggest winner last month was Jack Cleveland Casino, which is owned by Detroit-based Jack Entertainment, as its gross gaming revenues for July rose by 9% year-on-year and 12.7% month-on-month to hit $16.88 million.
Continuing the good news and its sister Jack Cincinnati Casino saw July takings increase by 8.5% year-on-year to $16.71 million, which was also an 8.8% advance from the $15.35 million it reported for June.
For its part, Penn National Gaming Incorporated detailed a 6.2% boost year-on-year in July gross gaming revenues for its Hollywood Casino Toledo to $17.58 million while its Hollywood Casino Columbus counterpart saw monthly takings grow by 0.3% to reach $18.68 million.
In terms of the slots-only racinos, official figures from the Ohio Lottery Commission regulator showed that the Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course recorded an 11.3% improvement year-on-year in July gross gaming revenues to $9.78 million while the Scioto Downs Racino and Racetrack near Columbus posted an 8.9% advance to $14.25 million.
In the Cincinnati area, there was a 1% improvement year-on-year in July takings at Miami Valley Gaming to $12.41 million alongside a 7% swell from the nearby Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway to $8.32 million while Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center posted a 1.8% boost to $7.38 million.
Rounding out the July figures and Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park saw its gross gaming revenues hit $22.27 million, which represented an improvement of 7.8% year-on-year, although the Jack Thistledown Racino reported a 1.4% decline to $10.09 million.