The four casinos in Ohio saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for May rise by 7% year-on-year to $73.5 million while the Midwestern state’s seven racinos continued to perform well as their monthly combined figure of $95.9 million represented a swell of some 13.2%.
According to official figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, last month’s biggest winner was Jack Cleveland Casino, which is owned by Detroit-based Jack Entertainment, as its revenues from gaming for May increased by almost 15.4% year-on-year and 5.8% month-on-month to hit $18 million.
In Ohio‘s third largest city and the data showed that this facility’s sister, Jack Cincinnati Casino, also had a good May as its overall takings of $18.9 million represented an 11.1% boost year-on-year and was some 12.5% higher than the $16.8 million recorded for April.
Further north and the figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission confirmed that the Hollywood Casino Toledo property from Penn National Gaming Incorporated had seen its May gross gaming revenues climb by 1.1% year-on-year and 3.5% month-on-month to surpass $17.7 million. But, the $19 million chalked up by its Hollywood Casino Columbus counterpart for the 31-day period had represented a 3.5% decline month-on-month despite being 2.1% higher year-on-year.
In terms of slots-only racinos, official figures from the Ohio Lottery Commission regulator showed that the MGM Northfield Park facility near Cleveland, which was formerly known as the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, was the most lucrative facility of this type in the state with its May tally of $21.9 million representing a 9.5% bump year-on-year.
However, Scioto Downs Racino and Racetrack was not far behind as the data showed that its $16.7 million in May gaming revenues represented an increase of some 12% year-on-year while the Jack Thistledown Racino from Jack Entertainment posted an almost 17.6% comparable improvement to see its takings reach approximately $12.7 million.
The Ohio Lottery Commission figures moreover indicated that Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course had experienced a 17.7% boost year-on-year in May takings to $11.3 million while Miami Valley Gaming posted a no less impressive 14.7% advance to end the 31-day month with gaming revenues of $15.6 million.
Finally, the data showed that Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway had finished May with gross gaming revenues of $9.9 million, which represented a 12.5% swell year-on-year, while the $7.9 million recorded by the nearby Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center had embodied a comparable boost of about 9.7%.