Despite a slightly improved performance from the Hollywood Casino Columbus, the four casinos in Ohio have together reported a 5.2% decline year-on-year in overall August revenues to $62.8 million.
According to official figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, table games revenues from the Midwestern state’s casinos improved by 8.4% year-on-year to $21.7 million last month although their slot businesses dropped by 11.2% to $41.1 million as average daily win per machine fell by 10.5% to $170.
The results were most pronounced for Jack Cincinnati Casino, which saw overall August casino revenues decrease by 15.6% year on-year to $14.6 million as table games takings plunged by 11.6% to $5.3 million. The downtown casino owned by Detroit-based Jack Entertainment additionally reported a 17.6% fall in slot revenues for the 31-day period as average daily win per machine hit $154, which represented a decline of 17.2%.
Its sister Jack Cleveland Casino saw total August casino revenues of $16.7 million, which was a 2.3% slump when set against the same month in 2015, despite a comparable 18.9% swell in table games takings to $8.8 million. The Ohio casino was significantly hurt by an 18.5% fall in its slot business to $7.9 million as average daily win per machine dropped by about the same percentage to $154.
For its part, Hollywood Casino Columbus reported a 0.5% boost year-on-year in overall August casino revenues to $16.8 million with table games takings rising by 34.2% to $5.1 million. However, the venue owned by Pennsylvania’s Penn National Gaming Incorporated saw its slot revenues deteriorate by 1.6% year-on-year to $11.7 million as average daily win per machine decayed by 1.7% to $168.
Finally, Hollywood Casino Toledo experienced a 9.8% wane year-on-year in total casino revenues to $14.6 million as table games takings weakened by 14.8% to $2.3 million. The riverside venue also saw its slot business fall by 8.8% to $12.3 million as average daily takings per machine hit $194, which represented a decrease of some 8.4%.
For the state’s seven racinos, official figures from the Ohio Lottery Commission revealed that overall revenues for the month improved by 3.7% year-on-year to $74.5 million despite an almost 1% decline in average daily takings per machine to $219. The biggest winner was Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park near Cleveland as it saw overall monthly revenues improve by 3.7% to $19.6 million with average daily takings per machine rising by 4.4% to $280. There was also a 5% boost in August takings for the Hollywood Mahoning Valley to $8.3 million while Jack Thistledown Racino expanded revenues by 4.5% to reach $9.1 million.