June revenue for Ohio casinos and racinos was down 5.4 percent from last month, according to a monthly casino revenue report (pdf) from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. It was the second consecutive month of declines for the state’s casinos; a far cry from the first three months of 2016, which were recorded as the highest single quarter for the four casinos since they opened in 2012.
The report shows the statewide revenue, defined by the report as the money remaining after promotional spends and winner payouts, of $62.9 million from the Jack Cincinnati, Jack Cleveland, Hollywood Columbus, and Hollywood Toledo, for this month was down from last month’s $66.5 million. Revenue from last month was also less than June 2015 numbers, according to the commission.
Individually, the Jack Cleveland Casino, which changed its name from Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to reflect the recent re-branding of owner Rock Gaming to Jack Entertainment, exceeded May’s total revenue of $16,024,529 slightly, with June at $ 16,326,016. The casino was closed for approximately 40 hours on May 11 during the name change. The casino’s June 2015 revenue of $14,391,412 was the lowest since its May 2012 opening and easily surpassed by this June’s numbers at $16,326,016.
According to the Ohio Lottery Commission, June revenue from the state’s seven racinos was $70.6 million, down by 9.7 percent from the month prior, however, up slightly from the same time last year. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park’s June revenue at $18 million topped all casinos and racinos for the month. Revenue for June at Jack ThistleDown Racino was $9.1 million, a $1 million drop from May.
Out of $270 million distributed in fiscal year 2015 from gambling revenue, $137.7 million of that went to the county-city fund, schools received $91.8 million, $13.5 million went to host cities, the Ohio Casino Control Commission received $8.1 million, the same amount went to the Ohio State Racing Commission, the Problem Gambling & Addictions Fund received $5.4 million, and $5.4 million went to the law enforcement fund.