On Monday, gaming regulators in the state of Ohio released the reports for earnings of the 13 gambling facilities in the state, seeing a nice increase in overall revenues when compared to October of last year. Hollywood Casino Columbus was able to earn $17.282 million which is a small increase from the $17.280 million earned back in 2014.
The State Casino Control Commission stated that four casinos of the state were able to collectively earn $66.8 million in revenues, which is a 5% increase in gaming revenues when compared to the $63.8 million earned in 2014.
The gaming revenue of the casinos and racinos is taxed at 33%, with the amount being distributed to the counties, schools and host cities for projects and programs. In a separate report by the Ohio Lottery Commission, it was indicated that the Scioto Downs facility saw an increase of 3% from last year, with $11.8 million in earnings.
Ohio has seven facilities that offers harness-racing but no table games. The lottery commission oversees these facilities and reported an increase in revenues by 6% to a grand total of $70 million.