The four casinos in Ohio saw total October revenues fall by more than 6% year-on-year to $62.6 million while the state’s seven racinos continued to post increases with their monthly figure of $74.6 million representing a rise of some 16%.
According to a report from the Dayton Daily News citing official figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, October was the worst month for the Midwestern state’s casinos since January of 2014 when bad weather forced a few to close for several days.
Leading the retreat was Jack Cleveland Casino, which is owned by Detroit-based Jack Entertainment, as its October revenues of $15.3 million represented a decline of some 13% year-on-year while takings at its sister Jack Cincinnati Casino decreased by 10% to $14.2 million.
“Once again, Jack Cleveland Casino had the highest payout on slots of any casino in the state and of any gaming destination in northeast Ohio,” said Mark Tricano, Northeast Ohio Operations Senior Vice-President for Jack Entertainment. “In addition to playing lucky on the slots, our guests also won more money on table games at our casino than at any other Ohio casino.”
Continuing the trend, October revenues for Penn National Gaming Incorporated’s Hollywood Casino Toledo came in at $15.3 million, which was down by 1.5% year-on-year, while compatriot Hollywood Casino Columbus was the only Ohio casino to report a boost in takings with its $17.6 million representing a 2% swell.
In terms of racinos, the newspaper reported that Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park near Cleveland posted October revenues of $18.6 million, which was the highest of the state’s four casinos or seven racinos, while Miami Valley Gaming between the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, which is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated in partnership with Delaware North Companies Incorporated, saw its monthly takings improve by $500,000 year-on-year to $11.5 million.
Figures from the Ohio Lottery Commission moreover show that Hollywood Gaming At Dayton Raceway increased its October revenues from $7.4 million last year to $7.8 million this time out while Jack Thistledown Racino in the Cleveland suburb of North Randall saw its monthly takings decrease slightly year-on-year to $9.6 million.